9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sofia
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Nessebar
— 1 night
Drive
3
Burgas
— 1 night
Drive
4
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
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Borovets
— 3 nights
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Sofia — 2 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Attractions like Room Escape Games and Museum of illusions Sofia make great kid-friendly stops. On the 24th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, look for gifts at Minov Art Club, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Sofia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Sofia is much colder than Cairo - with highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Nessebar.
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Nessebar — 1 night

Pearl of the Black Sea

Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): do some two-wheel cruising with Karting Sunny Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA, then view the masterpieces at Art Shop Orange, and finally look for gifts at Kashmiri.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nessebar day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Nessebar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sofia in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 0°C in Nessebar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Burgas.
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Shopping · Spas · Baths · Museums
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Burgas — 1 night

Surrounded by lakes and the sea, Burgas represents a popular vacation spot because of its nature, mild climate, and proximity to several charming ancient towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sozopol Old Town, make a trip to Sito Archeologico Deultum- Debelt, then walk around Sea Garden, and finally admire the ancient design of Aquae Calidae - Thermopolis.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Burgas online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nessebar to Burgas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Burgas can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plovdiv.
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Parks · Spas · Baths · Historic Sites
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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 27th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Plovdiv trip tool.

Drive from Burgas to Plovdiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Borovets.
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Borovets — 3 nights

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Family-friendly places like ProX-Treme and Borovets Ski Resort will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, admire the landmark architecture of Barakli Mosque, don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa, and admire the local landmark of The Big Drinking Fountain.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Borovets trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Borovets takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
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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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