8 days in Black Sea Coast Itinerary

8 days in Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Sofia
Drive
2
Pernik
Drive
3
Borovets
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rila
Bus
5
Bansko
— 1 night
Drive
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Pirin
Drive
7
Shiroka Laka
— 1 night
Drive
8
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
9
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive
10
Troyan
Drive
11
Koprivshtitsa
Drive
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Sofia
— 1 night
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Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sofia trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sofia, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Pernik.

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Pernik

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pernik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Pernik takes an hour. In August in Pernik, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Borovets on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Pernik

Museums · Historic Sites
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Borovets

— 2 nights
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Borovets trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Pernik to Borovets in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rila.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Rila

Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Rila.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rila trip app.

Getting from Borovets to Rila by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rila can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bansko.

Things to do in Rila

Nature · Parks
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Bansko

— 1 night
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church and then make a trip to Pirin Street.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bansko vacation builder site.

Take a bus from Rila to Bansko in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bansko can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Pirin.

Things to do in Bansko

Historic Sites
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Pirin

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pirin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bansko to Pirin in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Shiroka Laka on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Pirin

Nature · Parks
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Shiroka Laka

— 1 night
Shiroka Laka is a village in the very south of Bulgaria, located in Smolyan municipality, Smolyan Province. To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shiroka Laka online trip builder.

You can drive from Pirin to Shiroka Laka in 3 hours. You'll set off for Plovdiv on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Shiroka Laka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv vacation planner.

You can drive from Shiroka Laka to Plovdiv in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

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Veliko Tarnovo

— 1 night
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Samovodska Charshiya Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita, and then delve into the distant past at Tsarevets.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Veliko Tarnovo, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Troyan.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Troyan

Troyan is a town remembering the name of Roman Emperor Trajan, in Lovech Province in central Bulgaria with population of 21,997 inhabitants, as of December 2009. To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Troyan trip itinerary website.

Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Troyan in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Troyan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Koprivshtitsa.

Things to do in Troyan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa is a historic town in the Koprivshtitsa Municipality in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Todor Kableshkov House Museum and then examine the collection at Dimcho Debelyanov House.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koprivshtitsa journey planner.

Getting from Troyan to Koprivshtitsa by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Koprivshtitsa

Museums
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Sofia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Petka of the Saddlers.

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Traveling by car from Koprivshtitsa to Sofia takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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