8 days in Israel & Bulgaria Itinerary

8 days in Israel & Bulgaria Itinerary

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8 days in Israel & Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Migdal, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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1
night
Migdal, Israel

Migdal ©
Migdal is a town in the Northern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then stroll through Sea of Galilee, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Annunciation, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Migdal holiday planning website .

Tel Aviv to Migdal is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Migdal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Migdal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, The Church of the Annunciation, Mount Tabor, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Masada National Park (in Masada). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of The Garden Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bethesda, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Migdal to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. In June in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Jaffa Old City, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step out of Sofia with an excursion to Rila Monastery in Rila--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, stroll through Vitosha Mountain, wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, and stroll around Doctors' Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Sofia takes 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in June, with highs in Sofia at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

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