5 days in Sofia Region Itinerary

5 days in Sofia Region Itinerary

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5 days in Sofia Region Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Rila
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Koprivshtitsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sofia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rila trip site .

Istanbul, Turkey to Rila is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Rila, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in August since evenings lows in Rila dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koprivshtitsa.

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Rila ©
Rila

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night
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. On the 11th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Georgi Benkovski House Museum, see the interesting displays at Lyutov House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Todor Kableshkov House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Oslekov's House, and finally examine the collection at Dimcho Debelyanov House.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koprivshtitsa online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rila to Koprivshtitsa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Koprivshtitsa

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Oslekov's House ©
Oslekov's House
Todor Kableshkov House Museum ©
Todor Kableshkov House Museum
Georgi Benkovski House Museum ©
Georgi Benkovski House Museum

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Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Let the collections at National Museum of History and Battenberg Mausoleum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Boyana Church and Temple Sveti Nikolay. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Sofia City Art Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip maker site .

Getting from Koprivshtitsa to Sofia by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sofia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

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National Museum of History ©
National Museum of History
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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