10-Day Road Trip to Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia

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10 days & 9 nights
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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Sofia, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Bitola, and Skopje sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 3 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Bulgaria, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Sofia, Plovdiv, Bistritsa, and Kyustendil, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Greece, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Thessaloniki, Edessa, Trikala, and Kastraki, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of North Macedonia. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Bitola and Skopje. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, North Macedonia invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 4 nights in Bulgaria, 3 nights in Greece, and 2 nights in North Macedonia. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Sofia, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Bitola, and Skopje.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Bulgaria, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Sofia. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Sofia, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the fascinating Ivan Vazov National Theater. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Thessaloniki’s White Tower of Thessaloniki and Bitola's iconic Clock Tower, Bitola. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Sofia, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Bitola, and Skopje and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 4 nights
Photo of Saint George is a Medieval Bulgarian Church in the town of Kyustendil, Bulgaria.Sandanski
Panoramic view of Skopje town with Vodno hill in the background.Skopje / 1 night
Thessaloniki Municipal Unit - city in GreeceThessaloniki / 2 nights
Photo of Medieval tower with a clock ,Trikala Fortress, Central Greece.Trikala / 1 night
Bitola - town in North MacedoniaBitola / 1 night
meteora greeceMeteora
Photo of panoramic aerial view of Edessa Waterfall, Central Macedonia, Greece.Edessa
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv

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Attractions

Photo of aerial drone view of iconic historic landmark ,old byzantine White Tower of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.White Tower of Thessaloniki
Photo of aerial drone panoramic view of iconic landmark Aristotelous square in the heart of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.Aristotelous Square
Photo of Sunset over monastery of Rousanou and Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapavsa in famous greek tourist destination Meteora in Greece.Meteora
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Old Bazaar, Chair, Skopje, Municipality of Chair, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaOld Bazaar
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
Photo of Waterfall in the park of the city of Edessa, Greece.Waterfalls Park, Edessa
Tsar Simeon Garden
Park "Zaimov"
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos, 1st District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceThe Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
Singing Fountains
photo of view of Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece.Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
North Park
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
photo of view of Agia Sofia Square travel guide, Thessaloniki, Greece.Agias Sofias Square
photo of View of a fruits and vegetables stand at the outdoor market Kapani in Thessaloniki Greece,Thessaloniki Greece.Kapani
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Ιερά Μονή Μεγάλου Μετεώρου - Μεταμορφώσεως του Σωτήρος, Kalampaka Municipality, Trikala Regional Unit, Thessaly, Thessaly and Central Greece, GreeceThe Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour
Park "St. Vrach", Sandanski, Blagoevgrad, BulgariaPark "St Vrach
Photo of Skopje Zoo, Macedonia.Skopje Zoo
Photo of Archaeological Museum of Macedonia and famous Stone Bridge in downtown of Skopje.Stone Bridge in Skopje
Skopje City ​​Park, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSkopje City Park
Trikala City Center Square, Trikala Municipality, Trikala Regional Unit, Thessaly, Thessaly and Central Greece, GreeceTrikala City Center Square
Church of St. Demetrios, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceChurch of St Demetrios
photo of view of Stock Photo ID: 323530922  Bliznaka (Twin) Lake in Rila mountain, Bulgaria,Bistritsa Bulgaria.Rila
Central Bridge, Trikala Municipality, Trikala Regional Unit, Thessaly, Thessaly and Central Greece, GreeceCentral Bridge
Clock Tower, Bitola, Municipality of Bitola, Pelagonia Region, North MacedoniaClock Tower
NI Institute and Museum Bitola, Bitola, Municipality of Bitola, Pelagonia Region, North MacedoniaNI Institute and Museum Bitola
Square Macedonia, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSquare „Macedonia“
Thessaloniki Waterfront
Photo of National Gallery of Macedonia or Daut Pasha Hamam in the centre of Skopje city, North Macedonia.Čifte Hammam
Photo of The Ancient Theatre among the Roman ruins of Heraclea Lyncestis in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.Heraclea Lyncestis
Sandanski Archaeological Museum, Sandanski, Blagoevgrad, BulgariaSandanski Archaeological Museum

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • Borisova Gradina Park
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Sofia in Bulgaria. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Sofia for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to Bulgaria to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Sofia before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Sofia. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Bulgaria. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Sofia. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Make sure to reserve a table at Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Sofia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,010 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Restaurant "Staria Chinar" while in Sofia. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,717 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Art Club Museum, a favorite in Sofia. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,570 discerning guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Bar Friday. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,410 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at The Cocktail Bar. This popular bar in Sofia is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,814 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love One More Bar. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. One More Bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,228 reviews.

Your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • South Park
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Sofia. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Sofia. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at The Wrong Bar while you’re in Sofia. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 1,293 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Sofia is Taj Mahal Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,423 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

While in Sofia, enjoy Luciano’s delectable dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,291 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Halbite Beer Hall, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Halbite Beer Hall has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 2,280 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Lime Cafe & Cocktails, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Lime Cafe & Cocktails captures hearts with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,223 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on 5 Corners Pub, another local party gem in Sofia. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,463 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Plovdiv
  • Sofia
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Drive 308 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • North Park
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Singing Fountains
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On day 3, you will wake up in Sofia with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Sofia before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Sofia’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Mamma Mia Ltd, a distinguished dining establishment in Sofia. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,252 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Sofia is Island Restaurant. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,035 happy diners.

Марайа Класик / Maraia Classic stands out as a local favorite in Sofia. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,002 customers.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at K. E. B. A. This famous bar in Sofia has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,055 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, By the Way. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. By the Way has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 909 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Грийн бар. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,037 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Sofia as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia, Bistritsa, Kyustendil, and Thessaloniki

  • Sandanski
  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 315 km, 4 hours 36 min

  • Rila
  • Sandanski Archaeological Museum
  • Park "St Vrach
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your multi-country journey across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Bistritsa in Bulgaria and Thessaloniki in Greece. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Thessaloniki. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Bistritsa. This car ride takes around 1 hour 3 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Bistritsa is the fantastic Rila. As an appreciated urban park and local gem in the area, Rila has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,899 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kyustendil. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 28 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions. When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated church and attraction in Kyustendil — Sandanski Archaeological Museum. About 566 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular Park "St. Vrach" is another top sight in Kyustendil that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,684 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Thessaloniki, Greece. This car ride takes around 1 hour 46 min.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Thessaloniki. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Thessaloniki. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Make a reservation at Kanoula, a popular dining spot in Thessaloniki. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 2,335 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at rOOTS while indulging in the charm of Thessaloniki. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 2,104 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Kitchen Bar, a treasured establishment in Thessaloniki. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 9,067 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Pulp. This famous bar in Thessaloniki has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,573 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Wall by Wall. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Wall by Wall has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,128 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Loupino Restaurant. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,657 customers.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Thessaloniki Waterfront
  • The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki
  • Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
  • Church of St Demetrios
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Wake up and see what day 5 of your great European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia has in store for you! You will be staying in Thessaloniki for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Thessaloniki. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Reserve your spot at Giok Balik, a popular local restaurant in Thessaloniki. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 4,336 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Sebriko during your stay in Thessaloniki. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, by 2,978 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Charoupi, a popular local gem in Thessaloniki. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,912 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Thessaloniki. At Tribeca, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,262 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Castra- All Day Terrace Bar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,882 reviews.

The Blue Cup | Creative bar is also one of the best places in Thessaloniki where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,254 customers.

Celebrate day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Thessaloniki, Edessa, and Trikala

  • Thessaloniki
  • Edessa
  • Trikala
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Drive 310 km, 4 hours 45 min

  • Kapani
  • Agias Sofias Square
  • Aristotelous Square
  • Waterfalls Park, Edessa
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Thessaloniki in Greece. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Trikala. Trikala will be your home for 1 night.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Thessaloniki, including the outstanding Kapani. Having an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 11,618 reviews, this fascinating market and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Thessaloniki is also home to the captivating Agias Sofias Square, a local square considered one of the highlights of the city. About 10,231 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Aristotelous Square is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Thessaloniki. This extraordinary square and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 42,159 travelers.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Thessaloniki, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Edessa may take around 1 hour 21 min. Upon your arrival in Edessa, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Trikala. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Trikala. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

Make sure to book a table at Ouzo Vasilis, a popular restaurant in Trikala. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 972 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Το Χάνι during your stay in Trikala. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,894 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Palia Istoria, a renowned dining destination in Trikala. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,654 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Κρύπτη Μπαρ, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Κρύπτη Μπαρ boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 620 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Bonjour Cafe Trikala, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Bonjour Cafe Trikala has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,081 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Ivy. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5-star from 1,081 customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Trikala, Kastraki, and Bitola

  • Trikala
  • Bitola
  • Meteora
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Drive 244 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Trikala City Center Square
  • Central Bridge
  • The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour
  • Meteora
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Trikala in Greece and Bitola in North Macedonia, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Bitola. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Trikala — Trikala City Center Square. About 3,972 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Central Bridge is another top sight in Trikala that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved point of interest in the area, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,978 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Trikala and set your GPS to Kalambaka. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 34 min. Upon reaching Kalambaka, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’ve had your share of Kalambaka, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bitola, North Macedonia. Your travel time is around 2 hours 56 min.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Bitola. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Bitola. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in North Macedonia in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Reserve your spot at Kus Kus, a popular local restaurant in Bitola. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 968 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Jagoda Meze Bar during your stay in Bitola. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, by 812 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Lounge Bar Manaki, a popular local gem in Bitola. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 551 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Bourbon Street, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Bourbon Street has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 753 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Cafe Pajton, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Cafe Pajton captures hearts with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 635 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Porta Jazz, another local party gem in Bitola. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 474 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Bitola and Skopje

  • Skopje
  • Bitola
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Drive 174 km, 2 hours 50 min

  • Clock Tower
  • NI Institute and Museum Bitola
  • Heraclea Lyncestis
  • Čifte Hammam
  • Old Bazaar
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Bitola in North Macedonia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Skopje, where you will stay for 1 night.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Clock Tower, Bitola. This outstanding sightseeing destination and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 2,251 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Clock Tower, Bitola is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating NI Institute and Museum Bitola is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This museum and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,300 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing archaeological site, Heraclea Lyncestis. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,177 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bitola, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Skopje. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 15 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Skopje of your choice.

As the sun sets on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Skopje's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of North Macedonia to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Skopje has them.

Don't miss out on experiencing Restaurant Skopski Merak, a renowned dining spot in Skopje. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,862 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Pelister while immersing yourself in Skopje. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,679 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of St. Patrick, a beloved dining establishment within Skopje. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,104 satisfied customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Skopje. At Amigos, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,337 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at The Gallery Café, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,212 reviews.

Temov brewery is also one of the best places in Skopje where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 878 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Skopje as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Skopje and Sofia

  • Skopje
  • Sofia
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Drive 246 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Skopje Zoo
  • Skopje City Park
  • Square „Macedonia“
  • Stone Bridge in Skopje
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Skopje in North Macedonia and Sofia in Bulgaria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sofia, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Skopje today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Skopje Zoo. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,910 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular City Park. This incredible attraction and park holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 4,066 visitors.

According to travelers in Skopje, the extraordinary Macedonia Square is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,849 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible footbridge, Stone Bridge in Skopje. Up to 4,994 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Skopje, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Sofia, Bulgaria. Your travel time is around 3 hours 29 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Skopje today.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Sofia’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Sofia’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

Reserve a table at Esterhasi Restaurant, a renowned restaurant in Sofia. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 731 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Restaurant "Panchetata" while in Sofia. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 626 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Sofia at Divaka, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 4,532 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, BSD 2 NDK. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 838 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Kathrine Cocktail - Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 769 customers.

Bilkova bar cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 757 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia! Enjoy your evening in Sofia to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Sofia - departure day

  • Sofia - Departure day
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  • Park "Zaimov"
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Sofia before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

On your last day in Bulgaria, take time to indulge in shopping at Sofia’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Bulgaria. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Get a last taste of Bulgaria’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Sofia and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

The time has come to say farewell to Sofia for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia with fond memories. Safe travels!

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