15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  6​h
1
Varna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sozopol
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Veliko Tarnovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Stara Zagora
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Belitsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Sofia
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  6​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. Venture out of the city with trips to Queen's Winery House (in Balchik), Action Aquapark (in Sunny Beach) and Yaylata National Archeological Reserve (in Kavarna). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery and see the interesting displays at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Varna trip itinerary builder app .

Birmingham, UK to Varna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Birmingham to Varna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in July; daily highs in Varna reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Balchik, Yaylata National Archeological Reserve, Action Aquapark
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik ©

2
nights
Sozopol

The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St George Church Църква Св.Георги, identify plant and animal life at Ropotamo Nature Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Zosima, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sozopol Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle, then shop like a local with Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sozopol travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Varna to Sozopol by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Sozopol, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Sozopol

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ropotamo Nature Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ravadinovo Castle ©
Ravadinovo Castle

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, and then explore the ancient world of Tsarevets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sokolski Monastery, examine the collection at Museum of the Wood-Carving and Ethnographical Arts, then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Veliko Tarnovo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sozopol to Veliko Tarnovo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sozopol in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Veliko Tarnovo, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Stara Zagora.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arbanasi, Gabrovo, Museum of the Wood-Carving and Ethnographical Arts
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Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR ©
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita

1
night
Stara Zagora

Stara Zagora ©
Stara Zagora is a city in Bulgaria, a nationally important economic center. On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of Roses, get a new perspective on nature at Regional Museum of History, then steep yourself in history at Antique Forum Augusta Trayana, and finally get engrossed in the history at Neolithic Dwellings Museum.

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Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Stara Zagora

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Roses
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Regional Museum of History ©
Regional Museum of History
Antique Forum Augusta Trayana ©
Antique Forum Augusta Trayana
Neolithic Dwellings Museum ©
Neolithic Dwellings Museum

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, don't miss a visit to Assen's Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bachkovo Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, then admire the striking features of Hisar Kapia, then explore the ancient world of Red Church, and finally do a tasting at Villa Yustina Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Plovdiv trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. July in Plovdiv sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belitsa.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Asenovgrad, Bachkovo Monastery, Villa Yustina, Red Church
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Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress

1
night
Belitsa

Belitsa ©
Belitsa is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located in the Belitsa Municipality of the province of Blagoevgrad.GeographyBelitsa is close to Razlog Municipality, Bansko Municipality, and Yakoruda Municipality. On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dancing Bears Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belitsa online trip maker .

Drive from Plovdiv to Belitsa in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Belitsa when traveling from Plovdiv in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Belitsa

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park

3
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Visit Rila Monastery and Vitosha Boulevard for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Boyana Church and Temple Sveti Nikolay. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Rotunda Church of St George, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of History.

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Traveling by car from Belitsa to Sofia takes 2.5 hours. July in Sofia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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