7 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

7 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Sofia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sunny Beach
— 2 nights
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Sofia

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step out of Sofia to go to Rila and see Rila Monastery, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at Dextrophobia Rooms, stop by Anina Montanari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia online trip builder.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sofia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sofia. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Sofia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, see the interesting displays at Art Gallery Philippopolis, delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then make a trip to Assen's Fortress, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bachkovo Monastery. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at Domus Rebus Escape Room Plovdiv, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzhumaya Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sveta Marina Church.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plovdiv day trip website.

Getting from Sofia to Plovdiv by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Sunny Beach

— 2 nights
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of St Stephens Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ Pantocrator, and then try out the rides at Action Aquapark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): laugh and play at Aqua Paradise Ltd.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Sunny Beach are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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.