21 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Varna
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Sofia
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Rila
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bansko
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Smolyan
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Borovets
— 5 nights
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Varna — 3 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Explore Varna's surroundings by going to Historical Park (in Neofit Rilski), Museum of Motorcycles (in Sveti Vlas) and Turkish Baths (in Sunny Beach). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, learn about winemaking at Prisoe Winery, and take in the pleasant sights at Kaliakra.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Varna trip itinerary planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Varna is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Varna. Traveling from Riyadh in January, things will get colder in Varna: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sofia.
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Sofia — 4 nights

Sofia is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vitosha Mountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Varna to Sofia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Varna in January, things will get little chillier in Sofia: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rila.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature
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Rila — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Rila and then steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rila trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Rila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Rila can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bansko.
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Bansko — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bansko: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church (in Blagoevgrad), Rupel Winery (in Dolno Spanchevo) and Pirin National Park (in Pirin). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ski Bansko, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the awesome beauty at Vihren, and don't miss a visit to Pirin Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bansko itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rila to Bansko takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Smolyan.
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Smolyan — 2 nights

On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to National Astronomical Observatory at Rozhen, hit the slopes at Fun Park Pamporovo, then ski along the peaceful trails at Spree Ski & Snowboard School, then hit the slopes at Pamporovo Ski Resort, and finally get in on the family fun at Ecotrail Neviastata. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chepelare Ski Center and then get out on two wheels at Enduro Adventure Bulgaria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Smolyan trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bansko to Smolyan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Borovets.
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Borovets — 5 nights

categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 30th (Mon) on the water with Go Borovets. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, admire the landmark architecture of Barakli Mosque, and head outdoors with Borosport Ski Rentals.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Borovets trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Smolyan to Borovets takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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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