14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Plovdiv
— 3 nights
2
Rila
— 2 nights
3
Bansko
— 2 nights
4
Sofia
— 3 nights
5
Varna
— 3 nights

3
nights
Plovdiv

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plovdiv: Pamporovo Ski Resort (in Smolyan), Marvelous Bridges (in Chepelare) and Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, explore the ancient world of Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Plovdiv tour itinerary website.

Moscow, Russia to Plovdiv is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Plovdiv is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Plovdiv: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pamporovo Ski Resort, Marvelous Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery
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Walking tours
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Pamporovo Ski Resort ©
Pamporovo Ski Resort

2
nights
Rila

Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Rila Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum.

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Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Rila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Rila

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borovets, Historical Museum
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Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

2
nights
Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, take in the awesome beauty at Vihren, thenstroll through Ski Bansko, and finally make a trip to Pirin Street. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pirin National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bansko road trip site.

Getting from Rila to Bansko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Bansko, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Pirin National Park
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Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Pirin Street ©
Pirin Street

3
nights
Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bansko to Sofia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Sofia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varna.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Winter Sports
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

3
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varna: Sunny Beach (Action Aquapark & Karting Sunny Beach), Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik (in Balchik) and Sveti Vlas (Church of St. Afanasiy the Great & CRG Airsoft Arena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Varna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sofia to Varna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Varna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sunny Beach, Sveti Vlas, Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park
Aladzha Monastery ©
Aladzha Monastery

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