9 days in Samokov, Sapareva Banya & Rila Itinerary

9 days in Samokov, Sapareva Banya & Rila Itinerary

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9 days in Samokov, Sapareva Banya & Rila Itinerary

Start: Samokov
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Samokov
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Sapareva Banya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Rila
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Samokov

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nights
Samokov

Samokov is a town in Sofia Province in the southwest of Bulgaria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Samokov: Lake Kleptuza (in Velingrad), Thracian Temple of Starosel (in Hissarya) and Cave Snejanka (in Peshtera). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Tsarska Bistritsa, ponder the design of The Big Drinking Fountain, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum.

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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Sofia Airport and Plovdiv International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapareva Banya.

Things to do in Samokov

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Borovets, Lake Kleptuza, Thracian Temple of Starosel, Cave Snejanka
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Horseback Riding Tours
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School
Thracian Temple of Starosel ©
Thracian Temple of Starosel

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Sapareva Banya

Sapareva Banya ©
Sapareva Banya is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church, then head outdoors with Stob's Pyramids, and then stroll through Waterfall "Goritsa".

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapareva Banya trip planner.

You can drive from Samokov to Sapareva Banya in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Sapareva Banya can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rila.

Things to do in Sapareva Banya

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blagoevgrad
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Geyser ©
Geyser

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Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rila Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church in Dobarsko (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Dancing Bears Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rila vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sapareva Banya to Rila. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rila

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church, Dancing Bears Park
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Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila ©
Rila