6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

6 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sunny Beach
— 1 night
Drive
2
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rila
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sofia
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): try out the rides at Action Aquapark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by JCraft Jewelry Shop, explore the ancient world of Nessebar, and then experience the excitement of Erma Spa Turkish Bath.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sunny Beach trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sunny Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Sunny Beach to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

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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 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Rila.

Things to do in Plovdiv

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Rila

— 1 night
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Musala Peak and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rila visit site.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Rila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Sofia

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Vitosha Boulevard, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rila to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Winter Sports
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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.