30 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

30 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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30 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Borovets
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bansko
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
3
Plovdiv
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sunny Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Varna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Veliko Tarnovo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Sofia
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

3
nights
Borovets

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Get out of town with these interesting Borovets side-trips: Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin), Park Rila (in Dupnitsa) and Waterfall "Goritsa" (in Sapareva Banya). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum, and admire the local landmark of The Big Drinking Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Borovets route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Borovets is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Borovets. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Samokov, Tsari Mali Grad, Waterfall "Goritsa", Park Rila
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©

4
nights
Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bansko: Pirin National Park (in Pirin), Rila National Park (in Rila) and Popinolashki Waterfall (in Sandanski). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ski Bansko, head outdoors with Rupite, make a trip to Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bansko road trip planning site .

You can drive from Borovets to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Popinolashki Waterfall, Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Pirin National Park, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church, Rila National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plovdiv: Pamporovo Ski Resort (in Smolyan), Central Balkan National Park (in Kalofer) and Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveta Nedelya Church.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plovdiv route builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Bansko to Plovdiv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Central Balkan National Park, Bachkovo Monastery, Pamporovo Ski Resort, Marvelous Bridges
Highlights from your plan
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Pamporovo Ski Resort ©
Pamporovo Ski Resort
Central Balkan National Park ©
Central Balkan National Park

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Action Aquapark and Karting Sunny Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sozopol (Scuba & Snorkeling & Sozopol Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Aqua Paradise Ltd, admire the striking features of St Stephens Church, stroll around Camel Park Sunny Beach, and get in on the family fun at Sunny Beach Luna Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sunny Beach trip planning website .

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Sunny Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Varna.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kids will enjoy Cape Kaliakra and Dolphinarium Varna. Change things up with these side-trips from Varna: Aquapark Aquamania (in Albena), Kamchiya River (in Kamchia) and Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik (in Balchik). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park, get to know the resident critters at Gorica Zoo, delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, and cool off at Aquapolis.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Varna road trip app .

Getting from Sunny Beach to Varna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Varna can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Varna

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aquapolis, Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Cape Kaliakra, Aquapark Aquamania, Kamchiya River
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
Aquapark Aquamania ©
Aquapark Aquamania
Aquapolis ©
Aquapolis

4
nights
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. Explore Veliko Tarnovo's surroundings by going to Museum of Roses (in Kazanlak), Shipka Monument (in Shipka) and Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR (in Gabrovo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Tsarevets, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Valley of Roses, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Veliko Tarnovo trip maker site .

Drive from Varna to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Veliko Tarnovo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa della Nativita, Shipka Monument, Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, White River Eco Trail, Valley of Roses
Highlights from your plan
Devetashka Cave ©
Devetashka Cave
Shipka Monument ©
Shipka Monument
Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets

6
nights
Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Prohodna Cave (in Karlukovo) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, and examine the collection at National Museum of History.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Prohodna Cave, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, Rila Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Prohodna Cave ©
Prohodna Cave

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