8 days in Rila, Belogradchik & Sofia Itinerary

8 days in Rila, Belogradchik & Sofia Itinerary

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Fly to Sofia Airport, Drive to Rila
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Rila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belogradchik
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rila

— 2 nights
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rila tour itinerary maker.

Valletta, Malta to Rila is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valletta to Rila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in October, expect nights in Rila to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. You'll set off for Belogradchik on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Rila

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Belogradchik

— 1 night
Belogradchik is a town in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of the homonymous Belogradchik Municipality. To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Belogradchik route planner.

Traveling by car from Rila to Belogradchik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rila to Belogradchik. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Belogradchik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sofia

— 4 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, examine the collection at National Museum of History, steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Belogradchik to Sofia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sofia

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