6 days in Sofia Region Itinerary

6 days in Sofia Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sofia Region visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sofia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Borovets
— 1 night
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Sofia

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and make a trip to Boyana Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sofia sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Sofia are little chillier (28°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Rila

— 2 nights
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 15th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Rila and then steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rila trip planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Rila in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Rila, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Rila

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Borovets

— 1 night
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback and then don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Borovets online day trip planner.

Getting from Rila to Borovets by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors · Tours
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Sofia Region travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Boasting nearly 300 protected natural areas, the Sofia Region draws a growing number of hikers, walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers. The regional and national capital Sofia, a city known for its architecture and laid-back atmosphere, serves as the gateway to the region's popular resorts and pristine natural parks. Beyond the lively capital spreads Bulgaria's timeless countryside, a land of verdant hills, rugged mountains, and quaint villages making up in traditional hospitality what they lack in modern tourist amenities. Join the locals for a chat and a glass of local brandy called "rakia," or soak up some local culture by learning the age-old methods for producing the region's aromatic fruit jams and tangy brine cheeses.