15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Sofia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Borovets
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
3
Plovdiv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Varna
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
For shopping fun, head to Vitosha Boulevard or Galeria Nina. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rila Monastery and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda Church of St George.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Sofia is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, expect Sofia to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

2
nights
Borovets

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort and then identify plant and animal life at Dancing Bears Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Borovets day trip tool .

Drive from Sofia to Borovets in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rila National Park, Dancing Bears Park
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Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Suchurum Waterfall and Marvelous Bridges. Plovdiv Roman Theatre and Assen's Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plovdiv: Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo), Brestovitsa Winery (in Brestovitsa) and Red Church (in Perushtitsa). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, and stroll through Pamporovo Ski Resort.

Make your Plovdiv itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Borovets to Plovdiv takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Winter Sports Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brestovitsa Winery, Suchurum Waterfall, Red Church, Pamporovo Ski Resort, Bachkovo Monastery
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Suchurum Waterfall ©
Suchurum Waterfall
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Stephens Church and Church of Saint Sophia. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Camel Park Sunny Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ropotamo Nature Reserve in Primorsko (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Action Aquapark, do a tasting at Winery Messembria, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get out on two wheels at Karting Sunny Beach.

Before you visit Sunny Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varna.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nessebar, Ropotamo Nature Reserve, Scuba & Snorkeling, Camel Park Sunny Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Turkish Baths
Winery Messembria ©
Winery Messembria

3
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Let the collections at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik and Varna Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Kaliakra and Yaylata National Archeological Reserve. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, explore the ancient world of Stone Forest, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Varna trip itinerary site .

Getting from Sunny Beach to Varna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Varna are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Kaliakra, Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Yaylata National Archeological Reserve
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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik ©
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra

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