52 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

52 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Tatra National Park, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Fly to Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Louny, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Telc, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sinaia, Romania
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Bran, Romania
— 2 nights
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Gdansk, Poland

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately Malbork away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gdansk trip maker app.

London, UK to Gdansk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Gdansk is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Gdansk reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally don't miss a visit to Fragment of Ghetto Wall.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Side Trips

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Wroclaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 10th (Thu), go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and then make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tatra National Park.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Tatra National Park, Poland

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Sat), appreciate the views at Dolina Chocholowska, hike along Orla Perc Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tatrzański Park Narodowy and then explore the activities along The Black Pond.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tatra National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Wroclaw to Tatra National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Tatra National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prague road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tatra National Park to Prague. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louny.

Things to do in Prague

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Louny, Czech Republic

— 1 night
Louny is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chram svateho Mikulase, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel svatého Mikuláše, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov, then take an in-depth tour of Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress), and then sample the tasty concoctions at Royal Brewery Krusovice.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Louny using our trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Louny in 1.5 hours. In March in Louny, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Kutna Hora.

Things to do in Louny

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

City of Silver

A prosperous silver-mining center during medieval times, Kutna Hora features a well-preserved old town (it's a World Heritage Site) famed for its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kutna Hora trip planner.

Drive from Louny to Kutna Hora in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kutna Hora are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Cesky Krumlov on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Kutna Hora

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, then browse the exhibits of Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip maker app.

You can drive from Kutna Hora to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Telc.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Telc, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Telč is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic. Venture out of the city with trips to Jihlava (Jihlava Underground, Zoo Jihlava, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. James (Kostel sv. Jakuba), see the interesting displays at Muzeum Techniky, step into the grandiose world of State Chateau Telc (Statni zamek Telc), and stop by Historic Centre of Telc.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Telc online journey maker.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Telc in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cesky Krumlov in March, you will find days in Telc are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brno.

Things to do in Telc

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Brno, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then make a trip to Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Tugendhat, get a sense of history and politics at 10-Z bunker Brno, and then steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telc to Brno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Brno sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip tool.

Drive from Brno to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cumil.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bratislava sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest online trip maker.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see Therme București in Balotesti, approximately Balotesti away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", admire the masterpieces at Muzeul Karanului Roman, walk around Herăstrău Park, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Bucharest sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Sinaia, Romania

— 2 nights

Pearl Of The Carpathians

Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Sinaia is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabana Babele, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastirea Sinaia, and see the interesting displays at Cantacuzino Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sinaia trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Bucharest to Sinaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Piaka Sfatului, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then visit Brasov Historical Center. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, ponder the world of politics at Casa Sfatalui (City Hall), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brasov tour itinerary website.

Getting from Sinaia to Brasov by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Bran, Romania

— 2 nights
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, then get in on the family fun at Horror House Bran, and then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bran trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Brasov to Bran in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Varna.

Things to do in Bran

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Varna, Bulgaria

— 3 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varna: Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich) and Balchik (Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik & Queen's Winery House). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Prisoe Winery, examine the collection at The Retro Museum In Varna, see some colorful creatures with Harry's Diving Center, and go for a walk through Kaliakra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bran to Varna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

— 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.
Take a break from Plovdiv with a short trip to Bachkovo Monastery in Bachkovo, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, make a trip to Assen's Fortress, delve into the distant past at Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plovdiv tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Varna to Plovdiv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Varna in April, expect nights in Plovdiv to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sofia tour builder website.

Getting from Plovdiv to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sofia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sofia

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Czech Republic travel guide

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From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Romania travel guide

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An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

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.