7 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

7 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sofia
— 1 night
Fly
2
Varna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Train to Iskarsko Shose, Fly to Paphos

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Sofia

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Boyana Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum. On the next day, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, then admire the striking features of Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of History.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Sofia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Sofia is much colder than Paphos - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Varna.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Varna

— 2 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, and then get engrossed in the history at Varna Archaeological Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Varna day trip planner.

Fly from Sofia to Varna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Varna, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Plovdiv

— 2 nights

City of the Seven Hills

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 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bachkovo Monastery, explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then examine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis, then make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Domus Rebus Escape Room Plovdiv, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzhumaya Mosque, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo.

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Traveling by car from Varna to Plovdiv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. November in Plovdiv sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Bulgaria travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.