11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sozopol
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia
— 4 nights
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Sunny Beach

— 3 nights
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Spend a fun-filled day on the 20th (Tue) at Aqua Paradise Ltd. There's still lots to do: try out the rides at Action Aquapark, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, get in on the family fun at Sunny Beach Luna Park, and delve into the distant past at Nessebar.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach online route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sunny Beach is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sunny Beach is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Sunny Beach hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Baths · Fun & Games

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Sozopol

— 2 nights
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poda Protected Site, step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Sozopol Old Town. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Sea Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kavatsite Beach, and then make a trip to Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sozopol trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Sozopol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sozopol are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sozopol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Plovdiv

— 1 night

City of the Seven Hills

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 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Art Gallery Philippopolis.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plovdiv trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sozopol to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

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Sofia

— 4 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banya Bashi Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sofia tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Plovdiv to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Plovdiv in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sofia, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Nature
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Bulgaria travel guide

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Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.