18 days in Black Sea Coast Itinerary

18 days in Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Varna Airport, Drive to Ruse
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Ruse
— 4 nights
Drive
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Veliko Tarnovo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stara Zagora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shipka
— 5 nights
Drive to Plovdiv International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Ruse

— 4 nights
Ruse is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria. Explore hidden gems such as Medieval town of Cherven and Rusenski Lom Nature Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Dohodno Zdanie, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery, and stroll around Rosarium.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Ruse is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Ruse due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Ruse

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Veliko Tarnovo

— 4 nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historical Museum and Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Change things up with these side-trips from Veliko Tarnovo: Interactive Museum of Industry (in Gabrovo) and Museum of the Wood-Carving and Ethnographical Arts (in Tryavna). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hadji Nikoli Inn Museum Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Asen's Monument, admire the striking features of St Nicholas Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo takes 1.5 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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stara Zagora.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Stara Zagora

— 4 nights
Stara Zagora is a city in Bulgaria, a nationally important economic center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Roses and Regional Museum of History. Explore Stara Zagora's surroundings by going to Burgas (Temple of Saint Ivan Rilskiy, Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Neolithic Dwellings Museum, see the interesting displays at Zagorka Brewery Museum, appreciate the history behind Samara Flag Monument, and steep yourself in history at Antique Forum Augusta Trayana.

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Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Stara Zagora takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shipka.

Things to do in Stara Zagora

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Shipka

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomb of Seuthes III and Megalitgh Rock Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Suchurum Waterfall (in Karlovo) and Botev Peak (in Kalofer).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shipka trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Stara Zagora to Shipka takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Shipka are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shipka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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