19 days in Bulgaria & Serbia Itinerary

19 days in Bulgaria & Serbia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
2
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
4
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
5
Varna, Bulgaria
— 2 nights

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

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. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church St. George Rotunda, admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip itinerary planning website.

Kansas City, USA to Sofia is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kansas City to Sofia. Traveling from Kansas City in October, things will get little chillier in Sofia: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Walking tours
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

3
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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.
When in Plovdiv, make a side trip to see Bachkovo Monastery in Bachkovo, approximately Bachkovo away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip builder site.

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Plovdiv sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Assen's Fortress, Bachkovo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town

4
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, wander the streets of Skadarlija, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Belgrade.

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

Getting from Plovdiv to Belgrade by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Plovdiv to Belgrade is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

2
nights
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll around Danube Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress, thentake in the exciting artwork at Dunavska Street, and finally pause for some photo ops at A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue. On your second day here, stroll through Strand, thendo a tasting at Podrum Probus, thendon't miss a visit to Matica Srpska Library, and finally make a trip to Svetozar Miletic Square.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Novi Sad online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Novi Sad sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Varna.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Podrum Probus
Highlights from your plan
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
Svetozar Miletic Square ©
Svetozar Miletic Square

2
nights
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Get out of town with these interesting Varna side-trips: Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik (in Balchik) and Aquapark Aquamania (in Albena). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park, examine the collection at Butterfly House Varna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption of Holy Virgin Church, and delve into the distant past at Stone Forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Varna trip tool.

You can fly from Novi Sad to Varna in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Novi Sad to Varna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Varna can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Aquapark Aquamania
Highlights from your plan
Varna Archaeological Museum ©
Varna Archaeological Museum
''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin ©

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