13-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Sofia to Lovech, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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12 nights included
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 13-day road trip through Bulgaria that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Sofia, Lovech, Dolni Varpishta, Devetaki, Boicheta, Veliko Tarnovo, Madara, Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, Kavarna, Obzor, Nessebar, Burgas, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Stara Zagora, and Plovdiv. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Bulgaria takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Sofia, 1 night in Lovech, 1 night in Veliko Tarnovo, 3 nights in Varna, 2 nights in Burgas, and 1 night in Plovdiv. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Bulgaria. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Sofia, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Bulgaria on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Bulgaria. The Sea Garden and Sea Garden are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Sofia, Lovech, Dolni Varpishta, Devetaki, Boicheta, Veliko Tarnovo, Madara, Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, Kavarna, Obzor, Nessebar, Burgas, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Stara Zagora, and Plovdiv, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Bulgaria. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Bulgaria.

Throughout your road trip in Bulgaria, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Bulgaria.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

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

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 4 nights
Ловеч -  in BulgariaLovech / 1 night
Стара Загора -  in BulgariaStara Zagora
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 / 3 nights
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Obzor
Madara
Dolni Varpishta
Ravadinovo
Boicheta
Dobrich - region in BulgariaDobrich
KavarnaKavarna
Велико Търново -  in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Bulgarian town Sozopol.Sozopol
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 / 2 nights
Devetaki

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Attractions

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"
Ethno village Etar
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
Photo of Medieval ruins on Cape Kaliakra, Black Sea, Bulgaria.Cape Kaliakra
North Park
Church of Saint Sophia
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Druzhba Park
Park “Ayazmo“
Dolphinarium Varna
Castle of Ravadinovo
Holy Trinity Park
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
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
photo of view of Covered wooden bridge in the town of Lovech in Bulgaria over the Osam river.,Lovech bulgaria.Covered Bridge
Park "Sveti Georgi", Dobrich, BulgariaPark "Sveti Georgi
Russian Monument Square
Photo of view inside the Devetashka Cave near Devetaki village and Osam river in Lovech, Bulgaria. Natural wonder. One of the largest karst cave in Eastern Europe.Devetashka cave
Bedechka Park
Dryanovo monastery "St Archangel Michael
photo of view of Sofia's cityscape, blending old-world charm with modernity, featuring the iconic lion bridge, Bulgaria.Lions' Bridge
Sveta Nedelya Church
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
Harmanite Beach
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Marno Pole Park
Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
Зоологическа градина
Archaeological Museum
Artilereeski Park
Monument of Mother Bulgaria
The Clock
Boris's garden (Borisova gradina)
Парк Обзор
Caliacra Archer Statue

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • Lions' Bridge
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Your road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins as soon as you reach Sofia and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Sofia for 3 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Sofia is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Lions' Bridge or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Sofia. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Savor the flavors at Mamma Mia Ltd, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Divaka beckons with its unique menu offerings.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Halbite Beer Hall, known for its inviting atmosphere.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia

  • Sofia
  • More

Drive 17 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Sofia Zoo
  • South Park
  • Russian Monument Square
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  • More

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

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Sofia Zoo. This extraordinary zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 14,962 visitors.

Next, make your way to South Park. This top attraction is a park with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,763 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Russian Monument Square. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,588 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit National Palace of Culture. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,510 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Ivan Vazov National Theater. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,760 travelers.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Sofia has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Sofia offers and add your favorites to your Bulgaria travel package below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Sofia's best restaurants.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Face bar & dinner, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Art Club Museum is another top choice with a popular menu.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Lime Cafe & Cocktails, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Bulgaria.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • North Park
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Sofia. You’ll stay in Sofia for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is North Park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,850 reviews.

Continue your journey at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This church is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,648 travelers from near and far.

Sofia is also the home of Knyazheska Garden. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,672 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Eagles' Bridge. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,196 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on Borisova Gradina Park. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,346 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this park.

You can learn more about Sofia today by going on a tour. Sofia offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Sofia.

Have a fantastic dining experience at J. J. Murphy's, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Restaurant "Staria Chinar" offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Bulgaria.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia, Reduta, and Lovech

  • Lovech
  • Sofia
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Drive 160 km, 2 hours 43 min

  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Druzhba Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your road trip in Bulgaria. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Sofia and Reduta. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Lovech. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Sofia’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Lovech. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 50 min. When you arrive in Lovech, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to St. Nedelya Church. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 5,593 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. This church has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,034 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Park "Zaimov". This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,209 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Druzhba Park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,509 visitors.

Journey into the unknown at Park "Geo Milev", a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,324 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Lovech, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Lovech.

Don’t miss out on dining at Ponte Restaurant, a top-rated dining destination in Lovech. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Колор клуб, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at restaurant ONYX. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Lovech this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at БАР Вароша, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Бар КРАФТ (KRAFT Craft Beer Bar) offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Iron Fe -26 Coffee & Friends. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Bulgaria!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lovech, Dolni Varpishta, Devetaki, Boicheta, and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Dolni Varpishta
  • Devetaki
  • Lovech
  • Boicheta
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Drive 169 km, 2 hours 58 min

  • Covered Bridge
  • Devetashka cave
  • Ethno village Etar
  • Dryanovo monastery "St Archangel Michael
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On day 5 of your road trip in Bulgaria, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Dolni Varpishta, Devetaki, Lovech, and Boicheta. In the evening, you’ll end up in Veliko Tarnovo, where you will stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Dolni Varpishta and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 28 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Dolni Varpishta beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Dryanovo monastery "St. Archangel Michael". This extraordinary place of worship is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,938 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Devetaki.

Make Devetashka cave your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this cave an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 6,123 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Veliko Tarnovo. Veliko Tarnovo offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Veliko Tarnovo. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant "Ethno", a top-rated dining destination in Veliko Tarnovo. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider The Bell, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Burger and Sweets "Асеневци". With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Veliko Tarnovo this evening.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Famous Bar 2 stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Bar Grill Kolata offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Bar Melodie / Melody Bar / is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Bulgaria.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Veliko Tarnovo, Madara, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Madara
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • Monument of Mother Bulgaria
  • Marno Pole Park
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Madara Horseman
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Veliko Tarnovo and Madara. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Varna, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Veliko Tarnovo, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Madara. Your travel time is around 1 hour 58 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Monument of Mother Bulgaria. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,765 reviews.

Continue your journey at Marno Pole Park. This park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,637 travelers from near and far.

Veliko Tarnovo is also the home of Tsarevets Fortress. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,802 visitors.

Madara’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Veliko Tarnovo behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 58 min. Madara welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Drop by the renowned Madara Horseman. This popular point of interest has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,423 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,479 visitors, this park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Varna, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Varna's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Staria Chinar Restaurant, a highly-rated dining destination in Varna. If you're eager to try something different, consider Морска тераса, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Mr Baba. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Varna this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Vogue cafe bar. Alternatively, go to Cuba Beach Bar, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Bar PUNTA CANA provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Bulgaria!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, and Kavarna

  • Varna
  • Balchik
  • Dobrich
  • Kavarna
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Caliacra Archer Statue
  • Cape Kaliakra
  • Park "Sveti Georgi
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Day 7 of your road trip across Bulgaria promises a magnificent time exploring Balchik. You have 2 nights left in Balchik. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the town.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Balchik, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Balchik below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Varna's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at Happy Bar & Grill, an iconic dining spot in Varna. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of El Kapan, a popular restaurant in Varna. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of "Halbata" Restaurant, a hidden gem nestled in Varna. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your lively evening at Muffin bar & coffee, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Bar HEY is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Deja Vu ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Say good night to Varna and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 8

Day 8 – 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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Day 8 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Varna for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Dolphinarium Varna. This aquarium is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 8,557 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Sea Garden. This urban park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,289 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This eastern orthodox cathedral has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,003 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Retro Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,851 visitors.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Varna on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Varna. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Makalali Beach, a top-rated dining spot in Varna. If you're in the mood for something new, try Marché Restaurant, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Godzila Sevastopol. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Varna.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Cubo, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Gossip Bar Max provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Cafe-Bar Vogue offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Varna, Obzor, Nessebar, and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Obzor
  • Nesebar
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Drive 213 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Sunny Beach
  • Парк Обзор
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Archaeological Museum
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable road trip in Bulgaria. Today you will explore Obzor and Nessebar, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Burgas. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Obzor.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Парк Обзор. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,925 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Nessebar, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Varna to Nessebar may take around 1 hour 33 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Nessebar, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Sunny Beach. This town is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,830 visitors.

Church of Saint Sophia is another popular attraction you could visit today. This church has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,853 visitors.

Nesebar Archaeological Museum is also highly recommended by travelers. This museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,715 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Burgas, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As you explore more of Burgas, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Make sure to book a table at ROMANCE Pizzeria Speciale, a popular restaurant in Burgas. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Burgas at Hotel Bulgaria Burgas, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is IN BAR. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Burgas tonight.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Billiard Club Hot Shot, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Bar Target. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Bar Bossa, another top-rated place in the area.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Bulgaria!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Burgas, Sozopol, and Ravadinovo

  • Burgas
  • Sozopol
  • Ravadinovo
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Drive 76 km, 1 hour 44 min

  • Castle of Ravadinovo
  • Harmanite Beach
  • Boris's garden (Borisova gradina)
  • The Clock
  • The Sea Garden
  • More

Wake up to day 10 of your extraordinary road trip in Bulgaria. With 1 night left in Burgas, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Boris's Garden (Borisova Gradina). This park is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,195 visitors.

The Clock is another popular attraction you could visit today. This sightseeing destination has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,744 visitors.

The Sea Garden is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,703 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Sozopol. This car ride takes around 8 min.

Drop by the renowned Harmanite Beach. This popular point of interest has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,134 visitors.

After soaking in Burgas’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Ravadinovo. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 29 min. When you arrive in Ravadinovo, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Castle of Ravadinovo. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 8,079 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Burgas and your accommodation.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Burgas's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Savor the flavors at Теньова къща, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Neptune beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Gracia Pizzeria. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Burgas tonight.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Malibu, known for its lively atmosphere. Saxa Beach is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Barabar offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Bulgaria.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Burgas, Stara Zagora, and Plovdiv

  • Plovdiv
  • Stara Zagora
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Drive 277 km, 3 hours 30 min

  • Bedechka Park
  • Зоологическа градина
  • Park “Ayazmo“
  • Artilereeski Park
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 11 of your road trip in Bulgaria. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Stara Zagora. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Plovdiv, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Burgas, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Stara Zagora may take around 1 hour 47 min. Upon your arrival in Stara Zagora, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is “Bedechka” Park. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,214 reviews.

Stara Zagora Zoo is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,389 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Park “Ayazmo“. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,233 reviews.

Artileriyski Park is another outstanding experience in Stara Zagora. Around 3,601 travelers have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Plovdiv. Plovdiv offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Plovdiv. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Rahat Tepe, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Ресторант "Старият Пловдив"? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at RESTAURANT Raia as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Plovdiv.

Keep the evening going at Rock Bar Download, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Morado Bar & Dinner, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Wunderbaer - Hills Beer Bar & Shop, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Bulgaria.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Plovdiv and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Plovdiv
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Drive 146 km, 2 hours 14 min

  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your road trip in Bulgaria. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Plovdiv. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Sofia. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Plovdiv and set your GPS to Sofia. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 40 min. Upon reaching Sofia, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Singing Fountains. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Plovdiv, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,362 visitors.

“Tsar Simeon Garden” Park is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,346 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis. Visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,705 reviews.

Old Town of Plovdiv is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a park rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,329 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, perhaps the most famous sightseeing destination in Plovdiv. This attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,603 travelers.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Sofia, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Sofia's best restaurants.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Taj Mahal Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Sofia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Sofia. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Bulgaria!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Sofia - departure day

  • Sofia - Departure day
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  • Holy Trinity Park
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Day 13 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Sofia before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Bulgaria, take a moment for some retail therapy in Sofia’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Bulgaria, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Bulgaria with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

Before you conclude your road trip in Bulgaria, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Sofia.

You’ll then say farewell to Sofia. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Bulgaria!

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