8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Varna
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Nessebar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sofia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Butterfly House Varna.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Varna trip planner.

London, UK to Varna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In August, Varna is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Nessebar.

Things to do in Varna

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Aquapark Aquamania
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Aquapark Aquamania ©
Aquapark Aquamania
Butterfly House Varna ©
Butterfly House Varna
Ретро Музей/Retro Museum ©

3
nights
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Explore hidden gems such as Church of Saint Sophia and Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Step out of the city life by going to Irakli Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Action Aquapark, look for all kinds of wild species at Camel Park Sunny Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephens Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ Pantocrator.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nessebar road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Varna to Nessebar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Nessebar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Nessebar

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Action Aquapark, Church of St. Blaise, Irakli Beach, Camel Park Sunny Beach
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St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church
Scuba & Snorkeling
Camel Park Sunny Beach ©
Camel Park Sunny Beach

1
night
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 30th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, then get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, and finally delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv vacation app .

You can drive from Nessebar to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Assen's Fortress
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda Church of St George, and then admire the sheer force of Boyana Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Sofia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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Boyana Waterfall ©
Boyana Waterfall
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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