31 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

31 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Varna
— 4 nights
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Sunny Beach
— 4 nights
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Sozopol
— 3 nights
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Plovdiv
— 4 nights
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Rila
— 2 nights
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Bansko
— 3 nights
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Borovets
— 2 nights
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Sofia
— 5 nights
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Veliko Tarnovo
— 3 nights

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Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varna: Balchik (Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik & BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas) and Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park, explore the ancient world of Stone Forest, fulfill a lifelong dream with Baracuda Dive Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varna visit planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Varna is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. October in Varna sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Balchik, Cape Kaliakra, INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
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Varna Archaeological Museum ©
Varna Archaeological Museum
''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra

4
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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Thu) at Aqua Paradise Ltd. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Action Aquapark, soak in style at Turkish baths, delve into the distant past at Church of Saint Sophia, and see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach trip builder.

You can drive from Varna to Sunny Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sunny Beach sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Sozopol.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Nessebar, Aqua Paradise Ltd
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Turkish Baths
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd

3
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Sozopol

Sozopol ©
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Step out of Sozopol to go to Burgas and see Sea Garden, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sozopol Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St George Church Църква Св.Георги, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Zosima.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sozopol day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Sunny Beach to Sozopol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Sozopol, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sozopol

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Burgas
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Sea Garden ©
Sea Garden
Sozopol Old Town ©
Sozopol Old Town
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plovdiv: Neolithic Dwellings Museum (in Stara Zagora), Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo) and House-Museum of Ivan Vazov (in Sopot). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, contemplate the long history of Assen's Fortress, explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and examine the collection at Cultural Center-Museum Trakart.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Plovdiv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sozopol to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Rila.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Neolithic Dwellings Museum, Assen's Fortress, Bachkovo Monastery, House-Museum of Ivan Vazov, Valley of Roses
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Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

2
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Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila and then contemplate the long history of Rila Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rila day trip site.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Rila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in Rila sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Rila

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila ©
Rila

3
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Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bansko: Sandanski (Townpark - Градски парк & Episcopal Basilica), Pirin National Park (in Pirin) and Villa Melnik Winery (in Harsovo). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Vihren, steep yourself in history at Neofit Rilski Museum, stroll through Ski Bansko, and fly like a bird with FLY BANSKO PARAGLIDING.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bansko road trip planning site.

Drive from Rila to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandanski, Pirin National Park, Villa Melnik Winery
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Villa Melnik Winery ©
Villa Melnik Winery
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Vihren ©
Vihren

2
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Borovets

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a tour by water with Go Borovets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, then make a trip to Tsarska Bistritsa, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally admire the striking features of Barakli Mosque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Borovets trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bansko to Borovets takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Barakli Mosque
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Go Borovets ©
Go Borovets
Tsarska Bistritsa ©
Tsarska Bistritsa
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort

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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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia journey planner.

Drive from Borovets to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Church St. George Rotunda ©
Church St. George Rotunda

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veliko Tarnovo: Devetashka Cave (in Devetaki), Troyan Monastery (in Troyan) and Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR (in Gabrovo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Tsarevets, explore the different monuments and memorials at Thracian Tomb , pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Veliko Tarnovo trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa della Nativita, Devetashka Cave, Troyan Monastery, Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, Thracian Tomb
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR ©
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR
Walking tours

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