15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

15 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Sofia
— 3 nights
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Borovets
— 2 nights
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Plovdiv
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stara Zagora
— 1 night
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Gabrovo
— 1 night
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Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
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Varna
— 2 nights
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Sofia

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Rila Monastery and Temple Sveti Nikolay will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Boyana Church and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, and get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sofia online travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sofia is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Sofia to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Borovets

— 2 nights
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Borovets Mountain Bike Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Borovets Ski Resort. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tsari Mali Grad, admire the sheer force of Waterfall "Goritsa", then admire the landmark architecture of Barakli Mosque, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Borovets trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Borovets takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Plovdiv

— 3 nights

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.
Plovdiv Roman Theatre and Hisarja will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Marvelous Bridges and Suchurum Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Plovdiv: Smolyan (Pamporovo Ski Resort & Rozhen Observatory). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexandr II, and get engrossed in the history at House-Museum Hindlian.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv day trip tool.

You can drive from Borovets to Plovdiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stara Zagora.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Stara Zagora

— 1 night
Stara Zagora is a city in Bulgaria, a nationally important economic center. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Antique Forum Augusta Trayana, get engrossed in the history at Neolithic Dwellings Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Regional Museum of History, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Roses.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stara Zagora trip builder site.

Getting from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Stara Zagora can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gabrovo.

Things to do in Stara Zagora

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Gabrovo

— 1 night
Gabrovo is a city in central northern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Gabrovo Province.It is situated at the foot of the central Balkan Mountains, in the valley of the Yantra River, and is known as an international capital of humour and satire, as well as noted for its Bulgarian National Revival architecture. On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of Satire and Humor, then examine the collection at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, and then see the interesting displays at Interactive Museum of Industry.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabrovo online trip maker.

Getting from Stara Zagora to Gabrovo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gabrovo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Gabrovo

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Veliko Tarnovo

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Konstantsalieva House, then explore the historical opulence of Tsarevets, and finally see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Veliko Tarnovo travel planner.

You can drive from Gabrovo to Veliko Tarnovo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Veliko Tarnovo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Varna.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Varna

— 2 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Butterfly House Varna, then examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, and then examine the collection at The Retro Museum In Varna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at INHOM Art Glass Gallery, examine the collection at Museum of National Revival, then get engrossed in the history at Varna Archaeological Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Le Papillon.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varna online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Varna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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.