6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Sofia Airport, Drive to Rila
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Rila
— 1 night
Drive
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Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rila

— 1 night
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rila sightseeing planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Rila is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vilnius in October, expect nights in Rila to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and then delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv trip maker tool.

Drive from Rila to Plovdiv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Plovdiv sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

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Sofia

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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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.