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
1
Sofia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Plovdiv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Varna
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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 Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges. Escape the urban bustle at Vitosha Mountain and Vihren. Venture out of the city with trips to Dancing Bears Park (in Belitsa), Horseback Riding Tours (in Borovets) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and look for gifts at Top Gifts LTD.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sofia online tour planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, Sofia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vihren, Rila Monastery, Dancing Bears Park, Horseback Riding Tours, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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Vihren ©
Vihren
Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Spree Ski & Snowboard School and Pamporovo Ski Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Plovdiv Retro Photo and Park Tsar Simeon. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hisar Kapia, and don't miss a visit to Assen's Fortress.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Plovdiv trip builder tool .

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sofia in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Plovdiv, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Spree Ski & Snowboard School, Pamporovo Ski Resort, Assen's Fortress
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Pamporovo Ski Resort ©
Pamporovo Ski Resort
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

3
nights
Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Irakli Beach and Karting Sunny Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Camel Park Sunny Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Action Aquapark, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Christ Pantocrator, steep yourself in history at St Stephens Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Sunny Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Sunny Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aquapark Aquamania and Pobiti Kamani. Visiting Fortress Ovech and Yaylata National Archeological Reserve will get you outdoors. Step out of Varna with an excursion to Cape Kaliakra in Dobrich--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, have some family-friendly fun at Varna Karting Track, and try your luck at INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varna road trip site .

Drive from Sunny Beach to Varna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Varna are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fortress Ovech, Pobiti Kamani, Aquapark Aquamania, INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Cape Kaliakra
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Yaylata National Archeological Reserve ©
Aquapark Aquamania ©
Aquapark Aquamania
Pobiti Kamani ©
Pobiti Kamani

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