15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12 h
1
Sofia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Borovets
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Sunny Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Dobrich
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: New Delhi

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, and admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sofia travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Sofia is an approximately 12- hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Sofia hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Borovets.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

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 15th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then grab your bike and head to Borovets Mountain Bike Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort. On the next day, hit the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, then don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa, then admire the striking features of Barakli Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Borovets trip planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Borovets in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Samokov
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Horseback Riding Tours
Tsarska Bistritsa ©
Tsarska Bistritsa
Borovets Mountain Bike Park ©
Borovets Mountain Bike Park

2
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Musala Peak and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Rila.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rila trip planning app.

Getting from Borovets to Rila by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Rila, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila ©
Rila

2
nights
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 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at QuestionRooms - Escape Room Plovdiv, walk around Park Tsar Simeon, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Plovdiv visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rila to Plovdiv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Plovdiv are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

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. On the 21st (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Tsarevets, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Veliko Tarnovo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Veliko Tarnovo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Chiesa della Nativita
Highlights from your plan
Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Walking tours
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of St Stephens Church, then get out on two wheels at Karting Sunny Beach, and then make a splash at Action Aquapark. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Church, then learn about winemaking at Winery Messembria, and then cool off at Aqua Paradise Ltd.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Sunny Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Sunny Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dobrich.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nessebar
Highlights from your plan
Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach

2
nights
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 24th (Fri), stroll around St George City Park and then stroll through Cape Kaliakra.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dobrich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sunny Beach to Dobrich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Dobrich, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dobrich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
St George City Park ©
St George City Park

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