8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria trip itinerary planner
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Sofia
— 2 nights
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Bansko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
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Sofia — 2 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walking tours and Vitosha Mountain. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Sofia dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bansko.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Nature
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Bansko — 2 nights

Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pirin National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Velyanova House, contemplate the long history of Neofit Rilski Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bansko Safari, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Vihren.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bansko driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Bansko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Bansko sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sunny Beach.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Sunny Beach — 3 nights

Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Action Aquapark and Nessebar. Take a break from Sunny Beach with a short trip to Irakli Beach in Obzor, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: experience the excitement of Erma Spa Turkish Bath, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Stephens Church, pause for some photo ops at St. Nicolas Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sunny Beach road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bansko to Sunny Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bansko in August, Sunny Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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