6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Sofia
1
Sofia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Sapareva Banya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kazanlak
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Veliko Tarnovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Sofia

1
day
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Boyana Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Park "Kambanite", and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sofia trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sofia. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Sapareva Banya.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Boyana Waterfall ©
Boyana Waterfall
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Park ©
Park "Kambanite"

1
night
Sapareva Banya

Sapareva Banya ©
Sapareva Banya is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Tsari Mali Grad, then get outside with Aqua Club Kotvata, and then hike along Waterfall "Goritsa".

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sapareva Banya trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Sapareva Banya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sapareva Banya

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsari Mali Grad
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Tsari Mali Grad ©
Tsari Mali Grad

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzhumaya Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then enjoy some diversion at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Tsar Simeon, and finally steep yourself in history at Assen's Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plovdiv vacation planner .

You can drive from Sapareva Banya to Plovdiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kazanlak.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Assen's Fortress
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Dzhumaya Mosque ©
Dzhumaya Mosque
Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress

1
night
Kazanlak

Kazanlak ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzluzha, examine the collection at Istoricheski muzey Iskra, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Seuthes III, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shipchenski monastery (St Nikolay).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kazanlak road trip website .

Drive from Plovdiv to Kazanlak in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plovdiv in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kazanlak, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Kazanlak

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Shipka
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Shipchenski monastery (St Nikolay) ©
Tomb of Seuthes III ©
Tomb of Seuthes III
National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzluzha ©

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sokolski Monastery, then view the masterpieces at St. Peter and Paul Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Dimitar of Thessaloniki Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Asen's Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita, then see the interesting displays at Konstantsalieva House, and finally don't miss a visit to Samovodska Charshiya Complex.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Veliko Tarnovo travel planning website .

Take a bus from Kazanlak to Veliko Tarnovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Veliko Tarnovo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arbanasi, Gabrovo
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Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR ©
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita

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