14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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14 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Varna
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Nessebar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Plovdiv
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Bansko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sofia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Butterfly House Varna, then make a splash at Aquapark Aquamania, then examine the collection at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum, and finally get outside with Fortress Ovech.

To find maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Varna trip itinerary planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Varna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Varna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Nessebar.

Things to do in Varna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Yaylata National Archeological Reserve, Aquapark Aquamania, Cape Kaliakra, Fortress Ovech
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Aquapark Aquamania ©
Aquapark Aquamania
Butterfly House Varna ©
Butterfly House Varna

3
nights
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Get in touch with nature at Irakli Beach and Karting Sunny Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camel Park Sunny Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Action Aquapark, admire the landmark architecture of St Stephens Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ Pantocrator, and do a tasting at Winery Messembria.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nessebar visit planning app .

You can take a bus from Varna to Nessebar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Nessebar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Nessebar

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunny Beach, Irakli Beach, Camel Park Sunny Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Scuba & Snorkeling
Camel Park Sunny Beach ©
Camel Park Sunny Beach

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Spree Ski & Snowboard School and Pamporovo Ski Resort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum and Assen's Fortress. Change things up with a short trip to Marvelous Bridges in Chepelare (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: stroll around Park Tsar Simeon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveta Nedelya Church, admire the striking features of Hisar Kapia, and make a trip to Bakalova House.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plovdiv driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Nessebar to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bansko.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pamporovo Ski Resort, Spree Ski & Snowboard School, Assen's Fortress, Marvelous Bridges
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Pamporovo Ski Resort ©
Pamporovo Ski Resort
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
Park Tsar Simeon ©
Park Tsar Simeon

2
nights
Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vihren, fly down the slopes at Ski Bansko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dancing Bears Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pirin National Park and then head outdoors with MTB Bansko.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bansko trip planner.

Getting from Plovdiv to Bansko by combination of train and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bansko when traveling from Plovdiv in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pirin National Park, Dancing Bears Park
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Vihren ©
Vihren
Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park

3
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boyana Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Vitosha Mountain and Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges. Step out of Sofia with an excursion to Rila Monastery in Rila--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nina, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bansko to Sofia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Sofia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Rila Monastery, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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Boyana Waterfall ©
Boyana Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

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