6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Sunny Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
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Rila
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia
— 2 nights
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Sunny Beach

— 1 night
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
On the 23rd (Thu), try out the rides at Action Aquapark. Keep things going the next day: stop by Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA, then delve into the distant past at Nessebar, and then experience the excitement of Erma Spa Turkish Bath.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Sunny Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Sunny Beach at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

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Drive from Sunny Beach to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Rila

— 1 night
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Rila and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rila sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Rila in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Plovdiv in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Rila, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Sofia

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 27th (Mon), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sofia sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Rila to Sofia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Sofia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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Bulgaria travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
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.