8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Fly to Varna, Bus to Nessebar
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— 4 nights


Nessebar — 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
ECO-Bar By Michael has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), admire the striking features of Church of Christ Pantocrator, admire the striking features of St Stephens Church, then delve into the distant past at The Church of St. John Aliturgetos, and finally cool off at Action Aquapark. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Aqua Paradise Ltd and then get a taste of local nightlife at ECO-Bar By Michael.

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Paris, France to Nessebar is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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 (Wed), explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Small Basilica.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Plovdiv trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nessebar to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sofia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Sofia — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Take a break from Sofia with a short trip to Rila Monastery in Rila, about 2h 45 min away. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, contemplate the long history of Boyana Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sofia day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Plovdiv in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sofia, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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Bulgaria travel guide

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.