14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sofia
— 2 nights
2
Borovets
— 1 night
3
Bansko
— 2 nights
4
Rila
— 1 night
5
Plovdiv
— 1 night
6
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
7
Varna
— 4 nights

2
nights
Sofia

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: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church.

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Hyderabad, India to Sofia is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Sofia. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Hyderabad in January: high temperatures in Sofia hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

1
night
Borovets

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, trot along with a tour on horseback, thenadmire the striking features of Barakli Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Borovets trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sofia to Borovets in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Samokov
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Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

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 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, take in the awesome beauty at Vihren, thenfly down the slopes at Ski Bansko, and finally don't miss a visit to Pirin Street. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains and then explore the striking landscape of Pirin National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bansko journey planner.

Drive from Borovets to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Bansko, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rila.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 8th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Rila and then steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rila vacation builder website.

Getting from Bansko to Rila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Rila sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila ©
Rila

1
night
Plovdiv

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, thendon't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Plovdiv journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rila to Plovdiv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town

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night
Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo ©
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita, thenstep into the grandiose world of Tsarevets, and finally pause for some photo ops at Asen's Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Plovdiv in January since evenings lows in Veliko Tarnovo dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa della Nativita
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Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God ©
Asen's Monument ©
Asen's Monument

4
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varna: Balchik (Queen's Winery House & Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik) and Action Aquapark (in Sunny Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, meet the residents at Dolphinarium Varna, take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Dabko Dabkov Statue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Veliko Tarnovo in January since evenings lows in Varna dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Balchik, Action Aquapark
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Varna Archaeological Museum ©
Varna Archaeological Museum
Aladzha Monastery ©
Aladzha Monastery
Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark

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