12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria trip planner
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Borovets
— 1 night
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Rila
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive
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Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Varna
— 1 night
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Sunny Beach
— 2 nights
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Borovets — 1 night

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
On the 19th (Sat), cast your line with Go Borovets. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Borovets Mountain Bike Park, get outside with Borosport Ski Rentals, then make a trip to Tsarska Bistritsa, and finally ponder the design of The Big Drinking Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Borovets day trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Borovets is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Borovets is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rila.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Rila — 1 night

Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery.

Plan a trip to Rila easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Borovets to Rila in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Rila are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Sofia — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 23rd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip planner.

You can drive from Rila to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Sofia are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plovdiv.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
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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.
On the 26th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, contemplate the long history of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Hisar Kapia.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv trip planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Plovdiv are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at Yoga Dharma - Day Class, then get curious at Museum of illusions Veliko Tarnovo, and then step into the grandiose world of Tsarevets.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo trip planning app.

Getting from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Veliko Tarnovo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varna.
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Spas · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Varna — 1 night

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Historical Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Varna trip planner.

Getting from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Veliko Tarnovo in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Varna, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sunny Beach.
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Theme Parks
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Sunny Beach — 2 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.
On the 29th (Tue), look for gifts at Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA, take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Orange, then explore the ancient world of Nessebar, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sunny Beach trip maker website.

Getting from Varna to Sunny Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Baths · Spas · Museums
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Bulgaria travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
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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