9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Borovets
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bansko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sofia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manama

2
nights
Borovets

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Borovets Mountain Bike Park, then admire the local landmark of The Big Drinking Fountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Tsari Mali Grad. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, then don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Barakli Mosque.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Borovets route planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Borovets is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manama to Borovets. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bansko.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Samokov, Tsari Mali Grad
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Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School

2
nights
Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Pirin Street, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vihren, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Bansko, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get outside with MTB Bansko and then explore the striking landscape of Pirin National Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bansko travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Borovets to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Bansko sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pirin National Park
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Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Vihren ©
Vihren

4
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step out of Sofia with an excursion to Rila Monastery in Rila--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bansko to Sofia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Room Escape Games
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

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