9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

9 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Sofia
— 2 nights
2
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
3
Veliko Tarnovo
— 2 nights
4
Nessebar
— 1 day

2
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 15th (Sat), learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, and then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and finally stop by Vino Orenda Wine Shop.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sofia online visit planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sofia is an approximately 18-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in April; daily highs in Sofia reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
National Museum of Military History ©
National Museum of Military History

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Plovdiv

Plovdiv ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, relax and rejuvenate at Hisarja, thendelve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveta Marina church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center-Museum Trakart, get engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Air Museum Plovdiv, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plovdiv sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Plovdiv sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church
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Sveta Marina church ©
Sveta Marina church
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
Cultural Center-Museum Trakart ©
Cultural Center-Museum Trakart

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Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo ©
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Asen's Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of Satire and Humor, thensee the interesting displays at Interactive Museum of Industry, and finally examine the collection at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Tsarevets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita, and then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Veliko Tarnovo tour website.

Getting from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Veliko Tarnovo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nessebar.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gabrovo, Chiesa della Nativita
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Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR ©
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita
Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets

1
day
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of Salt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Blaise, thenview the masterpieces at Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nessebar trip planner.

Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Nessebar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Nessebar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nessebar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Church of St. Blaise, Museum of Salt
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Museum of Salt ©
Museum of Salt
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

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