16 days in Sofia Region & Pazardzhik Itinerary

16 days in Sofia Region & Pazardzhik Itinerary

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16 days in Sofia Region & Pazardzhik Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Rila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pazardzhik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Koprivshtitsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Borovets
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sofia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Musala Peak and then contemplate the long history of Rila Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rila online trip builder .

Amsterdam, Holland to Rila is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Rila, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pazardzhik.

Things to do in Rila

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Musala Peak ©
Musala Peak

3
nights
Pazardzhik

Pazardzhik ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pazardzhik: Roman Ruins and Tomb (in Hissarya), Orlovo Oko - Eagle's Eye viewpoint (in Yagodina) and Red Church (in Perushtitsa).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pazardzhik online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Rila to Pazardzhik with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koprivshtitsa.

Things to do in Pazardzhik

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Dimitar Church, Roman Ruins and Tomb, Orlovo Oko - Eagle's Eye viewpoint, Villa Yustina, Pliocene Park
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History Museum ©
History Museum
Villa Yustina ©
Villa Yustina
Red Church ©
Red Church

3
nights
Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa ©
Koprivshtitsa is a historic town in the Koprivshtitsa Municipality in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koprivshtitsa: Thracian Temple of Starosel (in Hissarya), Central Balkan National Park (in Kalofer) and Etropole Monastery (in Etropole). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Oslekov's House, examine the collection at Lyutov House Museum, and make a trip to Beklemeto Pass.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koprivshtitsa trip maker .

Drive from Pazardzhik to Koprivshtitsa in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Borovets.

Things to do in Koprivshtitsa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beklemeto Pass, Thracian Temple of Starosel, Central Balkan National Park, Etropole Monastery
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Oslekov's House ©
Oslekov's House
Central Balkan National Park ©
Central Balkan National Park
Todor Kableshkov House Museum ©
Todor Kableshkov House Museum

2
nights
Borovets

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
On the 21st (Sat), hit the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa, and then walk around Borovets Mountain Bike Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Borovets trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koprivshtitsa to Borovets takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Historical Museum
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Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School
Tsarska Bistritsa ©
Tsarska Bistritsa
Horseback Riding Tours

5
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, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Borovets to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sofia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Room Escape Games