11-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Varna to Nesebar, Burgas, Plovdiv & Sofia

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Starts in
Varna
Ends in
Varna
Duration
11 days & 10 nights
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 11-day road trip through Bulgaria.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Bulgaria. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Varna, Nesebar, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, and Balchik.

We'll help you experience the best 11 days in Bulgaria you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Bulgaria at Varna, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Bulgaria, including the stunning Приморски парк and Dolphinarium Varna.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Varna, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Hotel & Casino Cherno More. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Grand Hotel & Casino International. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Aqua Hotel Varna. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Retro Museum in the city of Varna. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral and Varna Zoo.

From the spectacular Детски кът Варна in the city of Varna to the unforgettable Aladzha Monastery in the city of Varna, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through 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 plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Bulgaria, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Bulgaria has to offer.

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 10 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 10 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. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

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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Included

10 nights hotel
Breakfast
11 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Варна -  in BulgariaVarna
Бургас -  in BulgariaBurgas
Nesebar
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia
Plovdiv - city in BulgariaPlovdiv
Veliko Tarnovo - city in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo
Шумен -  in BulgariaShumen

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Attractions

Varna Zoo
Детски кът Варна
Aladzha Monastery, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Aladzha Monastery
Приморски парк
Dolphinarium Varna
Retro Museum
Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Sunny Beach, R-1937059, R-1739523, R-186382Sunny Beach
Church of Saint Sophia
Archaeological Museum
Aquapark Nessebar | Аквапарк Несебър
The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Sand Fest Burgas, Burgas, BulgariaSand Fest Burgas
Авиомузей Бургас
Парк "Минерални бани", Burgas, BulgariaПарк "Минерални бани"
The Clock
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
Lauta Park
Singing Fountains
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
"Ivan Vazov" National Theater
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Holy Trinity Park
Sveta Nedelya Church
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Golden Bridges, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaGolden Bridges
South Park
National Palace of Culture, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101National Palace of Culture
Russian Monument Square
Eagles' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Eagles' Bridge
Knyazheska Garden
Borisova Gradina Park
Park "Geo Milev"
Druzhba Park
Tsarevets Fortress
Park "Sveta Gora"
Hotnitsa Waterfall
Hotnitsa Ecotrail
Marno Pole Park
Madara Horseman
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Balchik Botanic Garden
Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park, R-1933112, R-12644011, R-1739528, R-186382Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Asparuhov park
Archaeological Museum Varna
Varna Roman Baths

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Travel dates
Dec 8 - Dec 18

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Day 1

Day 1 in Varna - Arrival Day

  • Varna - Arrival Day
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  • Varna Zoo
  • Детски кът Варна
  • Aladzha Monastery
  • More

Your amazing road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins when you reach the incredible city of Varna. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Varna is the Grand Hotel & Casino International.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Hotel & Casino Cherno More.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Varna is the Aqua Hotel Varna.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Varna, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Varna has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Varna Zoo. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,617 visitors.

Детски кът Варна is another popular attraction in the city of Varna. This unforgettable attraction is an amusement park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,306 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Varna is Aladzha Monastery. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,991 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna, Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna). The restaurant 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 Staria Chinar - Port Varna. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,810 customers.

Locals recommend El Kapan as one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,370 customers.

Varna also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Varna is Cubo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,527 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Varna is The Garden Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Locals also enjoy Bar PUNTA CANA. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,540 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 11-day vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Varna

  • Varna
  • More
  • Приморски парк
  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Retro Museum
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • More

Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the city of Varna has to offer, such as the incredible Приморски парк, Dolphinarium Varna, and Retro Museum.

You’ll continue exploring the city of Varna on day 2 of your self-drive road trip through Bulgaria. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Bulgaria.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Varna. 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 Varna, like the extraordinary Приморски парк. This attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,612 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Varna is the spectacular Dolphinarium Varna. This attraction is an aquarium and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,886 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Retro Museum museum. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,866 visitors.

Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This eastern orthodox cathedral is a popular destination among visitors in Varna. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,889 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

Your discovery of Bulgaria does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Varna on this day of your trip. This experience and allows you the opportunity to explore fantastic attractions. Include this activity on your itinerary or choose among other memorable tours in Varna.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria, be sure to eat at Staria Chinar Restaurant, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,178 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Varna is the popular Старият чинар Преслав. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,788 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Varna is Mr Baba. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,420 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, The BRICK bar is one of the best bars in the city of Varna for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,387 customers.

Cuba Beach Bar is another of the most popular bars in the city of Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Varna is Cuba Bar. Cuba Bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 617 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 in Nesebar and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Nesebar
  • More
  • Sunny Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Aquapark Nessebar | Аквапарк Несебър
  • More

Day 3 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Sunny Beach, Church of Saint Sophia, Archaeological Museum, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Nesebar is the amazing Sunny Beach. This attraction is a town that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,685 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible church, Church of Saint Sophia. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,582 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Archaeological Museum. This popular museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,447 visitors.

The spectacular Aquapark Nessebar | Аквапарк Несебър is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Nesebar today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,801 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Nesebar by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Bulgaria’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Bulgaria. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Burgas is the 4-star Bulgaria Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 92.19 out of 5 stars by 2,417 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Burgas. This hotel is rated an average of 91.71 out of 5 stars by 638 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Mikado Hotel.

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 Happy Bar & Grill. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,139 customers.

Alternatively, Caribe 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 1,358 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in Burgas

  • Burgas
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  • The Sea Garden
  • Sand Fest Burgas
  • Авиомузей Бургас
  • Парк "Минерални бани"
  • The Clock
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip through Bulgaria, you’ll explore the city of Burgas, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable The Sea Garden, Sand Fest Burgas, Авиомузей Бургас, and more. This hotel has an average rating of 92.19 out of 5 stars by 2,417 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Burgas is the 5-star Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz. The hotel is rated an average of 91.71 out of 5 stars by 638 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Burgas is the 3-star Mikado Hotel.

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 Burgas, like the outstanding The Sea Garden. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 30,816 visitors.

Sand Fest Burgas is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Burgas. This incredible attraction has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,699 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Burgas is the extraordinary Авиомузей Бургас. This aviation museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,059 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Парк "Минерални бани". Around 1,355 visitors have given Парк "Минерални бани" park an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic The Clock. The Clock is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,231 travelers.

Come to Burgas prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book this experience, or discover other popular activities you can do on this day in Burgas.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Grog, after your day of exploring the city of Burgas. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,143 customers.

Neptune is another of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,122 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas is Incanto restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,786 customers.

Locals recommend Malibu, one of the best bars in the city of Burgas, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 909 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Burgas, Saxa Beach. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 904 customers.

Ti Bar & Kitchen - ресторант и бар в Бургас is also one of the best bars in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 835 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Plovdiv and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Plovdiv
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  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
  • Lauta Park
  • Singing Fountains
  • More

Day 5 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis, Ancient theatre of Philippopolis, Lauta Park, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Plovdiv is the amazing Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,139 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Ancient theatre of Philippopolis. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,962 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Lauta Park. This popular park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,718 visitors.

The spectacular Singing Fountains is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Plovdiv today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,238 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. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Bulgaria’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Bulgaria. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Sofia City is the 4-star Ramada Sofia City Center.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Marinela is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Sofia City.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star ibis Sofia Airport Hotel.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,010 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurant Vodenitzata as one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City. Restaurant Vodenitzata is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,223 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City is The School. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

After dinner, visit Bar Friday, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,410 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The School. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

Alternatively, The Cocktail Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • "Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Holy Trinity Park
  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • More

On day 6 of your road trip through Bulgaria, you’ll explore the town of Sofia City, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, "Ivan Vazov" National Theater, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and more.

The best luxury hotel option in the town of Sofia City is the 5-star Hotel Marinela.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the town of Sofia City is the 3-star ibis Sofia Airport Hotel.

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 town of Sofia City, like the outstanding Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,077 visitors.

"Ivan Vazov" National Theater is another popular attraction you could visit in the town of Sofia City. This incredible attraction has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 8,307 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the town of Sofia City is the extraordinary St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,109 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Holy Trinity Park. Around 6,949 visitors have given Holy Trinity Park park an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Sveta Nedelya Church. Sveta Nedelya Church is a popular church, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,678 travelers.

Come to Sofia City prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book this experience, or discover other popular activities you can do on this day in Sofia City.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Restaurant "Staria Chinar", after your day of exploring the city of Sofia City. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 customers.

Pod Lipite (Under the Linden Trees) Restaurant is another of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,625 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City is Merak. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,328 customers.

Locals recommend Halbite Beer Hall, one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,280 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Sofia City, One More Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 customers.

The Corner is also one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,874 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 in Sofia

  • Sofia
  • More
  • Sofia Zoo
  • Golden Bridges
  • South Park
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Russian Monument Square
  • More

Day 7 will take you to the best attractions the town of Sofia City has to offer, such as the incredible Sofia Zoo, Golden Bridges, and South Park.

You’ll continue exploring the town of Sofia City on day 7 of your self-drive road trip through Bulgaria. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Bulgaria.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the town of Sofia City. 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 town of Sofia City, like the extraordinary Sofia Zoo. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 12,550 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Sofia City is the spectacular Golden Bridges. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,273 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing South Park park. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 27,780 visitors.

National Palace of Culture is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This convention center is a popular destination among visitors in Sofia City. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,302 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Russian Monument Square. Russian Monument Square is a popular attraction in Sofia City. More than 6,031 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Bulgaria does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Sofia City on this day of your trip. This experience and allows you the opportunity to explore fantastic attractions. Include this activity on your itinerary or choose among other memorable tours in Sofia City.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria, be sure to eat at Garden restaurant Yoli, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,745 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Sofia City is the popular Bar & Dinner Relax. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,554 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Sofia City is Hasienda Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,469 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Bar & Dinner Relax is one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,554 customers.

5 Corners Pub is another of the most popular bars in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,463 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City is The Wrong Bar. The Wrong Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Sofia
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  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Park "Geo Milev"
  • Druzhba Park
  • More

Day 8 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Eagles' Bridge, Knyazheska Garden, Borisova Gradina Park, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Sofia City is the amazing Eagles' Bridge. This attraction is a stone bridge that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,403 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible park, Knyazheska Garden. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,532 visitors, this town attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the town is the outstanding Borisova Gradina Park. This popular park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 24,423 visitors.

The spectacular Park "Geo Milev" is another popular attraction you can visit in the town of Sofia City today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 8,960 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Druzhba Park. This attraction is a popular park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,601 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Sofia City by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the town has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Bulgaria’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Bulgaria. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the 3-star Arbanashki Han Hotelcomplex.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Bolyarski Meridian is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Sevastokrator Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 85.42 out of 5 stars by 1,007 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try VkusoteriA, one of the best restaurants in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 993 customers.

Locals also recommend Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One") as one of the best restaurants in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One") is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,818 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is Restaurant Ego 1. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,561 customers.

After dinner, visit Bianko, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This bar is rated an average 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 has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,358 customers.

Alternatively, Tequila Bar Funky Monkey is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 493 customers.

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Day 9

Day 9 in Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
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  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Park "Sveta Gora"
  • Hotnitsa Waterfall
  • Hotnitsa Ecotrail
  • Marno Pole Park
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On day 9 of your road trip through Bulgaria, you’ll explore the city of Veliko Tarnovo, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Tsarevets Fortress, Park "Sveta Gora", Hotnitsa Waterfall, and more.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the 4-star Bolyarski Meridian.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the 3-star Sevastokrator Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 85.42 out of 5 stars by 1,007 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 Veliko Tarnovo, like the outstanding Tsarevets Fortress. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,600 visitors.

Park "Sveta Gora" is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This incredible attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,280 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the extraordinary Hotnitsa Waterfall. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,260 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Marno Pole Park. Around 3,986 visitors have given Marno Pole Park park an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Come to Veliko Tarnovo prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book this experience, or discover other popular activities you can do on this day in Veliko Tarnovo.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like EGO pizza & grill The Old Town, after your day of exploring the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,580 customers.

Bianko is another of the best restaurants in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is The Bell. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,550 customers.

Locals recommend Sammy's Bar, one of the best bars in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 524 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, Cybar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 160 customers.

Ristretto is also one of the best bars in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 153 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 in Shumen, Balchik, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Shumen
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  • Madara Horseman
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
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Day 10 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Shumen is the amazing Madara Horseman. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,402 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,907 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Shumen 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 Balchik Botanic Garden in the city of Balchik for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,848 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Balchik is the outstanding Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,402 visitors, the remarkable Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park 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 Varna.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Varna is the 4-star hotel Hotel & Casino Cherno More.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Grand Hotel & Casino International is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Varna.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Aqua Hotel Varna.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Captain Cook Varna, one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,043 customers.

Locals also recommend "Halbata" Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. "Halbata" Restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,580 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna is 100 Pizzas. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

After dinner, visit Kultura Speakeasy Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 366 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Cafe Bar Soho. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 136 customers.

Alternatively, Gossip Bar Max is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Varna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 452 customers.

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Day 11

Day 11 in Varna - Departure Day

  • Varna - Departure Day
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  • Asparuhov park
  • Archaeological Museum Varna
  • Varna Roman Baths
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Day 11 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Varna 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.

Asparuhov park is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Varna. This park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,603.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Archaeological Museum Varna museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,509 reviews.

You can also stop at Varna Roman Baths to capture the beauty and wonder of Varna one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,294.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Varna before you conclude your short European break.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Varna at Chuchura Restaurant before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 625 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Ресторант Къщата на Ви Варна for your last chance at a meal in the city of Varna. The Ресторант Къщата на Ви Варна restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 527 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Parmy Family Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 599 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Bulgaria and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Bulgaria!

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