12-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Sofia to Samokov, Troian, Gabrovo & Veliko Tarnovo

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Starts in
Sofia
Ends in
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Duration
12 days & 11 nights
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 12-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 Sofia, Samokov, Troian, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, Varna, Balchik, Nesebar, Burgas, and Plovdiv.

We'll help you experience the best 12 days in Bulgaria you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Bulgaria at Sofia, 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 Holy Trinity Park and Golden Bridges.

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 town of Sofia City, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Metropolitan Hotel Sofia. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Lozenetz. 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 South Park in the city of Sofia. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing National Palace of Culture and Russian Monument Square.

From the spectacular Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker in the city of Sofia to the unforgettable St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the city of Sofia, 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 11 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 11 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

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

Destinations

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

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Attractions

Bells Park
National Museum of Military History, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101National Museum of Military History
St Mina Monastery
Holy Trinity Park
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
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Knyazheska Garden
"Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Sveta Nedelya Church
Eagles' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Eagles' Bridge
Druzhba Park
Borisova Gradina Park
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Park "Geo Milev"
The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, Rila, Kyustendil, BulgariaRila Monastery
Rila, R-1739530, R-186382Rila
Tsari Mali Grad, Samokov, Sofia, BulgariaTsari Mali Grad
Troyan Monastery, R-1922481, R-1739531, R-186382Troyan Monastery
Ethno village Etar
Музей „Дом на хумора и сатирата” Габрово
Marno Pole Park
Tsarevets Fortress
Park "Sveta Gora"
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Madara Horseman
Retro Museum
Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Ronnie James Dio monument
Cape Kaliakra, R-1739528, R-186382Cape Kaliakra
Asparuhov park
Приморски парк
Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park, R-1933112, R-12644011, R-1739528, R-186382Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Balchik Botanic Garden
Dolphinarium Varna
Sunny Beach, R-1937059, R-1739523, R-186382Sunny Beach
Church of Saint Sophia
Archaeological Museum
Sand Fest Burgas, Burgas, BulgariaSand Fest Burgas
The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
Lauta Park
Singing Fountains
Boyana Church Museum, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaBoyana Church
Lions' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Lions' Bridge
Dragalevski Monastery

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Travel dates
Dec 7 - Dec 18

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Day 1

Day 1 in Sofia - Arrival Day

  • Sofia - Arrival Day
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  • Bells Park
  • National Museum of Military History
  • St Mina Monastery
  • More

Your amazing road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins when you reach the incredible town of Sofia City. 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 town of Sofia City is the Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Metropolitan Hotel Sofia.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the town of Sofia City is the Hotel Lozenetz.

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

Sofia City has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Bells Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,534 visitors.

National Museum of Military History is another popular attraction in the town of Sofia City. This unforgettable attraction is a military museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,565 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the town of Sofia City is St. Mina Monastery. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,245 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City, 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 City is Restaurant Vodenitzata. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,223 customers.

Locals recommend The School as 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 2,988 customers.

Sofia City also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Sofia City 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 City is The School. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Cocktail Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 12-day vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Sofia

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

Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the town of Sofia City has to offer, such as the incredible Holy Trinity Park, Golden Bridges, and South Park.

You’ll continue exploring the town of Sofia City 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 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 Holy Trinity Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,949 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 Restaurant "Staria Chinar", 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 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 customers.

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

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Sofia City is Merak. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,328 customers.

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

One More Bar is another of the most popular bars in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City is The Corner. The Corner has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,874 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 3

Day 3 in Sofia

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

Day 3 will take you to the best attractions the town of Sofia City has to offer, such as the incredible Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and Knyazheska Garden.

You’ll continue exploring the town of Sofia City on day 3 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 Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. This attraction is a church and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,077 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Sofia City is the spectacular St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,109 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Knyazheska Garden park. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,532 visitors.

"Ivan Vazov" National Theater is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This is a popular destination among visitors in Sofia City. Rated at an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 8,307 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Sveta Nedelya Church. Sveta Nedelya Church is a church and popular attraction in Sofia City. More than 4,678 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.7 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 4

Day 4 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Druzhba Park
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Sofia Zoo
  • Park "Geo Milev"
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Day 4 of your road trip across Bulgaria will give you another day in the magnificent town of Sofia City, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions, like the unforgettable Eagles' Bridge, Druzhba Park, Borisova Gradina Park, plus many more.

Sofia City will have 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 town of Sofia City is the stunning Eagles' Bridge. This has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,403 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular Druzhba Park in the town of Sofia City. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,601 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the town of Sofia City is the incredible Borisova Gradina Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 24,423 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Sofia Zoo. This zoo and travel destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 12,550 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the outstanding Park "Geo Milev". This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 8,960 visitors. If you’d rather experience something else, you’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of other options for top-rated tours and activities in Sofia City 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 City has restaurants and bars to fit all budgets.

We recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City, Taj Mahal Restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,423 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Sofia City that locals enjoy, eat at The Wrong Bar. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

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

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City, Luciano. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,291 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City, we recommend the cocktails at Caché Bar & Cafe. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,296 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Sofia City is K. E. B. A. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,055 customers.

Toast to another amazing day in the city of Sofia City!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Kyustendil, Samokov, and Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Rila Monastery
  • Rila
  • Tsari Mali Grad
  • More

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Samokov is Tsari Mali Grad. This amazing attraction is a fortress and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,036 visitors. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Bulgaria’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Sofia City.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Saffron Indian Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,025 customers.

Island Restaurant is one of the top restaurants in the city of Sofia City. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,035 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City is Restaurant "On The Top". The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City, Грийн бар. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,037 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City, we recommend the cocktails at Die Alte Lampe - German Beer Garden. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 950 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Sofia City is By the Way. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 909 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Sofia City!

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Day 6

Day 6 in Troian, Gabrovo, and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
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  • Troyan Monastery
  • Ethno village Etar
  • Музей „Дом на хумора и сатирата” Габрово
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Day 6 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 Troian is the amazing Troyan Monastery. This attraction is a monastery and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,065 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Troian 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 Ethno village Etar in the city of Gabrovo for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a museum and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,858 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Gabrovo is the outstanding Музей „Дом на хумора и сатирата” Габрово. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,979 visitors, the remarkable Музей „Дом на хумора и сатирата” Габрово 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 Veliko Tarnovo.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the 3-star hotel Sevastokrator Hotel.

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 the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Arbanashki Han Hotelcomplex.

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.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 in Veliko Tarnovo and Shumen

  • Shumen
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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  • Marno Pole Park
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Park "Sveta Gora"
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
  • Madara Horseman
  • More

You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Bulgaria on day 7 of your road trip. You can decide how much time you want to spend in each place, where you’ll see memorable travel destinations, like Marno Pole Park, Tsarevets Fortress, Park "Sveta Gora", plus many more.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is Marno Pole Park. This excellent attraction is a park that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,986 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Tsarevets Fortress in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Around 10,600 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is Park "Sveta Gora". This amazing attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,280 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see Bulgaria’s best attractions, 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. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience something special in Veliko Tarnovo.

You could then travel to Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Shumen. This popular attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,907 visitors.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Shumen is the 3-star hotel Sevastokrator Hotel.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 4-star hotel. The Bolyarski Meridian is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Shumen.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Arbanashki Han Hotelcomplex.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Shumen, Barbarossa Beach Club. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,743 customers.

Locals recommend Primo Bar & Grill as one of the best restaurants in the city of Shumen. Primo Bar & Grill is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,308 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Shumen is Popsheytanov's House. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 840 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Shumen, BACARDI CLUB. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,210 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Zino Club. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 646 customers.

Lavazza Coffee and Cocktails Club is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Shumen. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 231 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Dobrich and Varna

  • Varna
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  • Retro Museum
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Ronnie James Dio monument
  • Cape Kaliakra
  • More

Day 8 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Ronnie James Dio monument. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 725 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Cape Kaliakra. This nature reserve and travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 8,554 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Dobrich 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 Retro Museum in the city of Varna for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a museum and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,866 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Varna is the outstanding Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,889 visitors, the remarkable Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral 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.

If you’re looking for the best cheap apartment, we recommend staying at the 2-star apartment Lighthouse Golf & SPA Resort Villa F31.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Happy Bar & Grill Center (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 8,318 customers.

Locals also recommend Staria Chinar - Port Varna as one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna. Staria Chinar - Port Varna is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,810 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna is El Kapan. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,370 customers.

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

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Garden Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Alternatively, Bar PUNTA CANA 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 1,540 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 in Varna and Balchik

  • Varna
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  • Asparuhov park
  • Приморски парк
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Dolphinarium Varna
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One of the best travel destinations in the city of Balchik is Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park. This amazing attraction is a palace and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,402 visitors.

Balchik Botanic Garden is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Balchik. As one of the best-rated attractions in the area, Balchik Botanic Garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,848 visitors. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Bulgaria’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Varna.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Staria Chinar Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,178 customers.

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

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna is Mr Baba. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,420 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best 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.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Varna, we recommend the cocktails at Cuba Beach Bar. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Varna is Cuba Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 617 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Varna!

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Day 10

Day 10 in Nesebar and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Nesebar
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  • Sunny Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Sand Fest Burgas
  • The Sea Garden
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Bulgaria on day 10 of your road trip. You can decide how much time you want to spend in each place, where you’ll see memorable travel destinations, like Sunny Beach, Church of Saint Sophia, Archaeological Museum, plus many more.

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

We also recommend you visit the amazing Church of Saint Sophia, an outstanding church, in the city of Nesebar. Around 8,582 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Nesebar is Archaeological Museum. This amazing attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,447 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see Bulgaria’s best attractions, 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. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience something special in Nesebar.

You could then travel to Sand Fest Burgas for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Burgas. This popular attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,699 visitors. This outstanding park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 30,816 travelers.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Burgas is the 3-star hotel City Hotel.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 4-star hotel. The Aqua Hotel Burgas is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Burgas.

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

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Burgas, Papa Beer - Craft Beer Bar. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

You could also relax with a drink 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.

Caribe is a popular bar 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.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 in Plovdiv and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Plovdiv
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  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
  • Lauta Park
  • Singing Fountains
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Day 11 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 Metropolitan Hotel Sofia.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel 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 Hotel Lozenetz.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Sofia - Departure Day

  • Sofia - Departure Day
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  • Boyana Church
  • Lions' Bridge
  • Dragalevski Monastery
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Day 12 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Sofia City 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.

Boyana Church is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Sofia City. This eastern orthodox church and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,089.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Lions' Bridge footbridge is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 4,692 reviews.

You can also stop at Dragalevski Monastery place of worship to capture the beauty and wonder of Sofia City one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,778.

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

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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