12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  6​h
1
Sofia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bansko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rila
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dobrich
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sofia trip maker site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in April; daily highs in Sofia reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

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 11th (Sat), get outside with MTB Bansko, then 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. On the next day, make a trip to Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pirin National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bansko trip planning website .

Getting from Sofia to Bansko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bansko can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Rila.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Pirin National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Vihren ©
Vihren

2
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Rila Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then ponder the design of The Big Drinking Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rila trip app .

Getting from Bansko to Rila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Rila

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borovets, The Big Drinking Fountain
Highlights from your plan
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Attractions like Action Aquapark and Sunny Beach Luna Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: do some two-wheel cruising with Karting Sunny Beach, have some family-friendly fun at CRG Airsoft Arena, make a splash at Aqua Paradise Ltd, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sunny Beach road trip app .

Traveling by car from Rila to Sunny Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Sunny Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dobrich.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nessebar, Camel Park Sunny Beach, CRG Airsoft Arena
Highlights from your plan
Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach

1
night
Dobrich

Dobrich ©
Dobrich is the eight most populated city in Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Dobrich Province and the capital of the region of Southern Dobrudzha. On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Kaliakra.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dobrich road trip planner .

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Dobrich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dobrich are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dobrich

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra

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