10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Varna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sofia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Vienna

1
night
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum and then admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aladzha Monastery, and then examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Varna online travel planner .

Vienna, Austria to Varna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Varna. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in September: highs in Varna hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik
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''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park

3
nights
Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sunny Beach: Sozopol (Sozopol Old Town & Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Action Aquapark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Dormition of Theotokos, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and have some family-friendly fun at CRG Airsoft Arena.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sunny Beach trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Varna to Sunny Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sunny Beach are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nessebar, Sozopol, CRG Airsoft Arena
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Sozopol Old Town ©
Sozopol Old Town
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Kaya Bunar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita, and then delve into the distant past at Tsarevets.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Veliko Tarnovo online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sunny Beach in September since evenings lows in Veliko Tarnovo dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa della Nativita
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Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then make a trip to Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip maker site .

Getting from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Plovdiv are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

3
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Take a break from Sofia with a short trip to Rila Monastery in Rila, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sofia online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Plovdiv to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Sofia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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