5 days in Sofia & Stara Zagora Itinerary

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Sofia
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Stara Zagora
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Sofia
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Sofia — 2 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vihren. On the 7th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vihren and then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sofia trip planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Sofia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paphos in September, with highs in Sofia at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Stara Zagora.
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Stara Zagora — 2 nights

Stara Zagora is a city in Bulgaria, a nationally important economic center. On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Antique Forum Augusta Trayana and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Thracian Tomb . On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shipka Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzluzha.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stara Zagora trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Stara Zagora takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Sofia.
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Sofia — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church St. George Rotunda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sofia online trip maker.

You can drive from Stara Zagora to Sofia in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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