12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Dobrich
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Borovets
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sofia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manchester

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at St George City Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Kaliakra.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dobrich trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Dobrich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Dobrich, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Dobrich hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Dobrich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
St George City Park ©
St George City 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ropotamo Nature Reserve. Attractions like Action Aquapark and Karting Sunny Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Sunny Beach with an excursion to Irakli Beach in Obzor--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Camel Park Sunny Beach and do a tasting at Winery Messembria.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dobrich to Sunny Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Camel Park Sunny Beach, Winery Messembria, Ropotamo Nature Reserve, Scuba & Snorkeling, Irakli Beach
Highlights from your plan
Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Scuba & Snorkeling
Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach

3
nights
Borovets

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Get outdoors at Rila National Park and Borovets Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Borovets: Rila (in Rila) and Dancing Bears Park (in Belitsa). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the landscape on two wheels at Borovets Mountain Bike Park, and don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Borovets online travel route planner .

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Borovets in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rila, Dancing Bears Park
Highlights from your plan
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Head to Vitosha Boulevard and Top Gifts LTDfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Sofia with an excursion to Rila Monastery in Rila--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Deity All-Holy Sofia, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Discover how to plan a Sofia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Borovets to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Room Escape Games
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

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