60 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

60 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rila
— 2 nights
2
Bansko
— 5 nights
3
Borovets
— 2 nights
4
Plovdiv
— 9 nights
5
Nessebar
— 5 nights
6
Varna
— 9 nights
7
Veliko Tarnovo
— 7 nights
8
Sofia
— 20 nights

2
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Musala Peak.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rila trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rila is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Rila is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get colder in Rila: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Rila

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Musala Peak ©
Musala Peak

5
nights
Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ski Bansko and Holy Trinity Church. Take a break from the city and head to Pirin National Park and Vihren. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bansko: Villa Melnik Winery (in Harsovo), Petrich (Heraclea Sintica & Rupite) and The Melnik Pyramids (in Melnik). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Pirin Golf Resort, head outdoors with MTB Bansko, take in the dramatic scenery at Popinolashki Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at Neofit Rilski Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bansko online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rila to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bansko, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Bansko

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Petrich, Popinolashki Waterfall, Pirin Golf Resort, Villa Melnik Winery, Pirin National Park
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Villa Melnik Winery ©
Villa Melnik Winery
Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park

2
nights
Borovets

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Barakli Mosque, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Borovets Mountain Bike Park, thenfly down the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tsarska Bistritsa, thenwalk around Park Rila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall "Goritsa".

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Borovets trip planner.

You can drive from Bansko to Borovets in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Waterfall "Goritsa", Barakli Mosque, Park Rila
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Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School
Borovets Mountain Bike Park ©
Borovets Mountain Bike Park

9
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plovdiv Old Town and Plovdiv Roman Theatre. Shop till you drop at Andromeda Art and Balabanov House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plovdiv: Fun Park Pamporovo (in Pamporovo), Chepelare (Chepelare Ski Center & Marvelous Bridges) and Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Central Balkan National Park. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, explore the world behind art at Atanas Krastev House Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Snejanka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Borovets to Plovdiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nessebar.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chepelare, Fun Park Pamporovo, Villa Yustina, Bachkovo Monastery, Suchurum Waterfall
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Central Balkan National Park ©
Central Balkan National Park
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Fun Park Pamporovo ©
Fun Park Pamporovo

5
nights
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Visiting Silistar Beach and Veleka Beach will get you outdoors. Attractions like Action Aquapark and Karting Sunny Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Nessebar: Sozopol (Boutique Wine Shop & Church of Saint Zosima) and Irakli Beach (in Obzor). The adventure continues: cool off at Aqua Paradise Ltd, don't miss a visit to Church of Christ Pantocrator, get in on the family fun at Sunny Beach Luna Park, and identify plant and animal life at Camel Park Sunny Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nessebar itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Nessebar in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Nessebar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunny Beach, Sozopol, Irakli Beach, Silistar Beach, Camel Park Sunny Beach
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd
Veleka Beach ©
Veleka Beach

9
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kids will enjoy Cape Kaliakra and ''Primorski'' park. Visiting Tyulenovo Rocks and Fortress Ovech will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varna: Balchik (Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik & BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas), Kavarna (Bolata Bay & Yaylata National Archeological Reserve) and Gorica Zoo (in Byala). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aquapark Aquamania, have some family-friendly fun at Antique Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphinarium Varna, and take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Varna road trip website.

You can drive from Nessebar to Varna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Varna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Varna

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Golden Sands, Balchik, Kavarna, Aquapark Aquamania, Tyulenovo Rocks
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Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
Aquapark Aquamania ©
Aquapark Aquamania
Aquapolis ©
Aquapolis

7
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. For shopping fun, head to The Book Cave or St. Peter and Paul Church. Escape the urban bustle at Devetashka Cave and Kaya Bunar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veliko Tarnovo: Gabrovo (National Education Museum, Interactive Museum of Industry, &more), Krushunskiye Waterfalls (in Krushuna) and Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple (in Shipka). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Tsarevets, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, and take in the dramatic scenery at Emen Waterfall and Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Veliko Tarnovo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Varna to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Veliko Tarnovo when traveling from Varna in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gabrovo, Devetashka Cave, Bacho Kiro, Krushunskiye Waterfalls, Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel
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Devetashka Cave ©
Devetashka Cave
Bacho Kiro ©
Bacho Kiro
Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets

20
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vitosha Boulevard and Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali). Attractions like Vitosha Mountain and Church St. George Rotunda make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Sofia's surroundings by going to Tran (Tran, Zapadni pokrajnini, Bulgaria & The Erma River Gorge), Vratsa (“Vrachanski Balkan” Nature Park & Ledenika) and Saeva Dupka (in Lovech). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Zelena gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Sofia Karting Ring.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sofia road trip app.

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Sofia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tran, Vratsa, Saint George, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, Saeva Dupka
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Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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