5 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

5 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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5 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Borovets
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sofia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
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 27th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexandr II.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Plovdiv trip planner.

London, UK to Plovdiv is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from London in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Plovdiv, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Plovdiv

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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

1
night
Borovets

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Borovets Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Borovets road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Borovets takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Borovets

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Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School

2
nights
Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then stop by Chilli Hills, then get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard, and finally steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and finally appreciate the history behind Saint Sofia Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Borovets to Sofia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

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

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