8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Sunny Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sofia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pleven
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rila
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Stephens Church, get outside with Karting Sunny Beach, and then make a splash at Action Aquapark.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sunny Beach planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sunny Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sunny Beach, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Trails Parks

Side Trip

St Stephens Church
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach
St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church

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night
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 20th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, then explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and finally get your game on at Karting Track Lauta.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plovdiv online route planner .

Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Room Escape Games
Karting Track Lauta ©
Karting Track Lauta

2
nights
Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Rotunda Church of St George, then get to know the fascinating history of Vitosha Boulevard, then stop by Chilli Hills, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sofia trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Plovdiv to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in August, Sofia is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Pleven.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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Pleven

Pleven ©
Pleven is the seventh most populous city in Bulgaria. On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Skobelev Park, then take an in-depth tour of Pleven Epopee 1877, then see the interesting displays at Regional Historical Museum, and finally make a trip to Saint George the Victorious Chapel and Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pleven planning app .

You can drive from Sofia to Pleven in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rila.

Things to do in Pleven

Museums Parks
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Regional Historical Museum ©
Regional Historical Museum
Skobelev Park ©
Skobelev Park

2
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Rila and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park.

To plan Rila vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pleven to Rila. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rila

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila ©
Rila

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