9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melnik
— 1 day
2
Bansko
— 2 nights
3
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
4
Sozopol
— 1 night
5
Nessebar
— 3 nights

1
day
Melnik

Melnik ©
Melnik is a town in Blagoevgrad Province, southwestern Bulgaria, in the southwestern Pirin Mountains, about 440 m above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rozhen Monastery, then make a trip to Kordopulova House, and then do a tasting at Villa Melnik Winery.

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Sofia to Melnik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Melnik

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Melnik Winery
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Villa Melnik Winery ©
Villa Melnik Winery
Rozhen Monastery ©
Rozhen Monastery
Kordopulova House ©
Kordopulova House

2
nights
Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see Bansko Safari and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dancing Bears Park. On the next day, tee off at Pirin Golf Resort, tour in style with Bulgaria Walking Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Vihren.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bansko trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melnik to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Bansko

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Dancing Bears Park, Pirin Golf Resort
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Vihren ©
Vihren
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
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.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Hisar Kapia, and finally appreciate the history behind Alyosha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Villa Yustina, then contemplate the long history of Assen's Fortress, and then stroll around Park Tsar Simeon.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Plovdiv travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bansko to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Assen's Fortress, Villa Yustina
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Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv ©
Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv
Villa Yustina ©
Villa Yustina
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

1
night
Sozopol

The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Perla Beach, then head off the coast to St. Anastasia Island, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sozopol trip maker.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sozopol in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sozopol can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Nessebar.

Things to do in Sozopol

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Perla Beach, St. Anastasia Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Anastasia Island ©
St. Anastasia Island
Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula ©
Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula

3
nights
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Explore hidden gems such as Winery Messembria and Camel Park Sunny Beach. Get in touch with nature at Irakli Beach and Pomorie Lake. There's lots more to do: soak in style at Erma Spa Turkish Bath, admire the striking features of Church of Christ Pantocrator, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Blaise, and contemplate the long history of St Stephens Church.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nessebar journey planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Sozopol to Nessebar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nessebar

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Irakli Beach, Camel Park Sunny Beach, Pomorie Lake, Church of St. Blaise, Erma Spa Turkish Bath
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Camel Park Sunny Beach ©
Camel Park Sunny Beach
Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach
Erma Spa Turkish Bath ©
Erma Spa Turkish Bath

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