10-Day Bulgaria road trip from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria
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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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9 nights included
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10 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 10-day road trip through Bulgaria.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Bulgaria. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 4 nights in Sofia, 1 night in Veliko Tarnovo, 2 nights in Varna, 1 night in Burgas, and 1 night in Plovdiv, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Bulgaria. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv. We'll help you experience the best 10 days in Bulgaria you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Sofia, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria, including the stunning South Park and Borisova Gradina Park.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Bulgaria. From the magnificent St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to the breathtaking Sea Garden and The Sea Garden, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis and learn more about the unique Balchik Palace to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Bulgaria. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Bulgaria.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Bulgaria. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Bulgaria.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Bulgaria.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Bulgaria has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Bulgaria. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 9 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 9 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Bulgaria extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in Bulgaria fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Bulgaria today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 4 nights
Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna / 2 nights
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Shumen - region in BulgariaShumen
Велико Търново -  in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Bulgarian town Sozopol.Sozopol
Botevgrad
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv / 1 night
Photo of Saint Anastasia Island in Burgas bay, Black Sea, Bulgaria. Lighthouse tower and old wooden buildings on rocky coast.Burgas / 1 night

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The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
Photo of Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
Tsar Simeon Garden
Balchik Botanic Garden
Park "Zaimov"
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
Singing Fountains
Tsarevets Fortress
North Park
Church of Saint Sophia
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Druzhba Park
Dolphinarium Varna
Castle of Ravadinovo
Holy Trinity Park
Knyazheska Garden
Photo of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1886, and also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Photo of beautiful Sunny Beach with umbrellas and sunbeds in Nesebar, Bulgaria.Sunny Beach
Photo of toy cars with pedals, sleds, bicycles from the USSR in retro museum, Varna, Bulgaria.Retro Museum
Madara Horseman
Russian Monument Square
Sveta Nedelya Church
Harmanite Beach
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Marno Pole Park
Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
photo of view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria cityscape view of city and the ruins of the old fortress Nebet Tepe, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Nebet Tepe
Monument of Mother Bulgaria
The Clock
Градски парк Ботевград

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • Holy Trinity Park
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Your road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Sofia. You’ll stay in Sofia for 4 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Sofia has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Holy Trinity Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,768 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia, Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,010 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia is Restaurant "Staria Chinar". This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 customers.

Locals recommend Art Club Museum as one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,570 customers.

Sofia also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Sofia is Bar Friday. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,410 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Sofia is The Cocktail Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

Locals also enjoy One More Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 10-day vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • National Palace of Culture
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Sofia has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Sofia by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Sofia. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Sofia, like the extraordinary National Palace of Culture. This attraction is a convention center and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,510 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Sofia is the spectacular Borisova Gradina Park. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 27,346 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Park "Zaimov". This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,209 visitors.

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This church is a popular destination among visitors in Sofia. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,648 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Ivan Vazov National Theater. Ivan Vazov National Theater is a best-rated sightseeing destination and popular attraction in Sofia. More than 9,760 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Sofia does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Sofia on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria, be sure to eat at The Wrong Bar, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Sofia is the popular Taj Mahal Restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,423 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Sofia is Luciano. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,291 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Halbite Beer Hall is one of the best bars in the city of Sofia for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,280 customers.

Lime Cafe & Cocktails is another of the most popular bars in the city of Sofia. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,223 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia is 5 Corners Pub. 5 Corners Pub has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,463 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Sofia!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 44 km, 1 hour 37 min

  • Druzhba Park
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Sofia Zoo
  • South Park
  • North Park
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Day 3 of your road trip across Bulgaria is another day in the magnificent Sofia. You now have 2 nights left in Sofia. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Sofia offers plenty for you to see and do, and your hotel will be conveniently located near several of the area's best attractions.

One of the best travel destinations you can travel to in the city of Sofia is the stunning Druzhba Park. This has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,509 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular Park "Geo Milev" in the city of Sofia. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,324 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the city of Sofia is the incredible Sofia Zoo. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 14,962 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic South Park. This park and travel destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,763 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the outstanding North Park. This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,850 visitors.

Today you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a popular tour. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of options for top-rated tours and activities in Sofia you could sign up for on this day of your vacation. Choose among the best tours before or after booking.

When it’s time to eat, the city of Sofia has restaurants and bars to fit all budgets.

We recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia, Mamma Mia Ltd. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,252 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Sofia that locals enjoy, eat at Island Restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,035 customers.

Another of the best restaurant options in the city of Sofia is Maraya Klasik / Maraia Classic. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,002 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Sofia, K. E. B. A. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,055 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia, we recommend the cocktails at By the Way. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 909 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Sofia is Griyn bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,037 customers.

Toast to another amazing day in the city of Sofia!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Botevgrad and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Sofia
  • Botevgrad
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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Drive 234 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Градски парк Ботевград
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Rise and shine on day 4 of your road trip in Bulgaria. Today, you'll wake up in Sofia and embark on a scenic drive to Veliko Tarnovo, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Sofia before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Sofia. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful St. Nedelya Church. This attraction is a church that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,593 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Eagles' Bridge. This attraction, a beloved stone bridge, has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 10,196 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Sofia is the stunning Knyazheska Garden. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,672 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Gradski park Botevgrad. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 949 visitors.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Restaurant Asenevtsi. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,457 customers.

Locals also recommend VkusoteriA, another of the best restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo. VkusoteriA is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 993 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One"). This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,818 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Bianko to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Veliko Tarnovo, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Lino Bar. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Lino Bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,358 customers.

Tequila Bar Funky Monkey is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 493 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Bulgaria, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Madara and Varna

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Shumen
  • Varna
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Monument of Mother Bulgaria
  • Marno Pole Park
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
  • Madara Horseman
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the city of Veliko Tarnovo and the city of Madara. You’ll stay in Varna for 2 nights.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Veliko Tarnovo today is Monument of Mother Bulgaria. This excellent attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,765 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Marno Pole Park, an outstanding park, in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Around 4,637 travelers rated this attraction with 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is Tsarevets Fortress. This amazing attraction is a top-tier point of interest and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,802 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see more of Bulgaria, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Bulgaria. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Madara. This popular attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,479 visitors.

This outstanding top-tier point of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,423 travelers.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Varna.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna, Sweet Parmy. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 645 customers.

Locals recommend Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna) as one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna) is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,318 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna is Happy Bar & Grill. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,456 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Varna, Cubo. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,527 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Beach Bar Menthol. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,430 customers.

The Garden Bar is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Bulgaria with a toast!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Varna

  • Varna
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Drive 12 km, 46 min

  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Sea Garden
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Retro Museum
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On day 6 of your road trip across Bulgaria, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Varna. You’ll stay in Varna for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Cherno More, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Varna. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,554 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Varna is the 5-star Grand Hotel London. The hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,054 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Varna is the 3-star Palitra. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 506 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Varna, like the outstanding Dolphinarium Varna. This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 8,557 visitors.

Sea Garden is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Varna. This incredible attraction is an urban park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,289 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Varna is the extraordinary Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This eastern orthodox cathedral is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,003 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Retro Museum. Around 6,851 visitors have given this museum an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Come to Varna prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Varna.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Staria Chinar - Port Varna, after your day of exploring the city of Varna. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,810 customers.

Godzila Sevastopol is another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,248 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna is Staria Chinar Restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,178 customers.

Locals recommend Muffin bar & coffee, one of the best bars in the city of Varna, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,718 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Varna, The BRICK bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,387 customers.

Bar PUNTA CANA is also one of the best bars in the city of Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,540 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Bulgaria.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Balchik, Nessebar, and Burgas

  • Nesebar
  • Burgas
  • Balchik
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Drive 221 km, 3 hours 54 min

  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Sunny Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
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Day 7 of your road trip through Bulgaria is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Balchik and the city of Nesebar. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the town of Balchik is the amazing Balchik Palace. This attraction is a palace and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,545 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Balchik Botanic Garden. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,424 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Balchik is another excellent way to spend your new day in Bulgaria. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Bulgaria’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Bulgaria’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Bulgaria’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Sunny Beach in the city of Nesebar for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a town and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,830 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the town of Nesebar is the outstanding Church of Saint Sophia. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,853 visitors, this church deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Burgas.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Happy Bar & Grill, one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,335 customers.

Locals also recommend Happy Bar & Grill as one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. Happy Bar & Grill is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,139 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas is Romance Pub & Pizza. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,070 customers.

After dinner, visit Papa Beer - Craft Beer Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Caribe. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,358 customers.

Alternatively, Ti Bar & Kitchen - restorant i bar v Burgas is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 835 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Bulgaria!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Ravadinovo, Sozopol, and Plovdiv

  • Burgas
  • Sozopol
  • Plovdiv
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Drive 328 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • The Clock
  • Castle of Ravadinovo
  • Harmanite Beach
  • The Sea Garden
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 8 of your epic road trip in Bulgaria, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Burgas. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Plovdiv. You’ll stay in Plovdiv for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Burgas’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Burgas, start your day with a visit to the amazing The Clock. This much-appreciated best-rated sightseeing destination and attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,744 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating The Sea Garden. This park and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,703 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Burgas has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Plovdiv. Plovdiv offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Aylyakriya / Aylyakria Restaurant. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 1,229 reviews.

The remarkable Happy Bar & Grill Novotel is another top restaurant in Plovdiv we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,350 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Torro Grande / Torro Grande is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,651 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Plovdiv, the fantastic Rahat Tepe. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,984 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Club Fargo. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,132 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Kotka i Mishka, Cat and Mouse Beer Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,070 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Bulgaria!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Plovdiv and Sofia

  • Plovdiv
  • Sofia
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Drive 148 km, 2 hours 22 min

  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
  • Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
  • Nebet Tepe
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Day 9 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Plovdiv and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Sofia. You will stay in Sofia for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Plovdiv is the amazing Singing Fountains. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,362 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible park, “Tsar Simeon Garden” Park. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,346 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Plovdiv is the outstanding Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis. This popular top-tier point of interest and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,603 visitors.

The spectacular Old Town of Plovdiv is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating park and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,329 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Nebet Tepe. This attraction is a popular hill that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,910 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Plovdiv by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Bulgaria. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Sofia, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Esterhasi Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 731 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurant "Panchetata" as one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia. Restaurant "Panchetata" is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 626 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia is Divaka. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 4,532 customers.

After dinner, visit BSD 2 NDK, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Sofia. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 838 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Kathrine Cocktail - Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 769 customers.

Alternatively, bilkova bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Sofia. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 757 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Bulgaria!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Sofia - departure day

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Day 10 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Sofia before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Russian Monument Square is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Sofia. This top-tier point of interest and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,588 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Sofia and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Bulgaria.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Sofia at Pod Lipite (Under the Linden Trees) Restaurant before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,625 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant for your last chance at a meal in the city of Sofia. The Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,749 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try J. J. Murphy's. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,471 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Sofia. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Bulgaria!

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