14-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Burgas to Varna, Shumen, Veliko Tarnovo & Gabrovo

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Starts in
Burgas
Ends in
Burgas
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
13 nights included
Car rental
Optional
Flights
Optional
Travel app
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Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 14-day road trip through Bulgaria.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Bulgaria. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 3 nights in Burgas, 2 nights in Varna, 1 night in Shumen, 1 night in Veliko Tarnovo, 1 night in Gabrovo, 3 nights in Bankya, 1 night in Samokov, and 1 night in Plovdiv, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Bulgaria. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Burgas, Nesebar, Varna, Balchik, Shumen, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Bankya, Samokov, and Plovdiv.

We'll help you experience the best 14 days in Bulgaria you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Burgas, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria, including the stunning Park "Mineral Baths" and The Clock.

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 Burgas, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Bulgaria Hotel. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star hotel Bulair. 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 in Bulgaria. From the magnificent The Sea Garden to the breathtaking Sand Fest Burgas and Museum of Aviation, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Burgas Archaeological Museum. Archaeological Museum Burgas and learn more about the unique St. Anastasia Island to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Burgas, Nesebar, Varna, Balchik, Shumen, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Bankya, Samokov, and Plovdiv, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Bulgaria. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Bulgaria.

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

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

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

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 13 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 13 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. Make your vacation in Bulgaria extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

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

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Included

13 nights hotel
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Бургас -  in BulgariaBurgas / 3 nights
Варна -  in BulgariaVarna / 2 nights
Шумен -  in BulgariaShumen / 1 night
Veliko Tarnovo - city in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo / 1 night
Gabrovo / 1 night
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 3 nights
Samokov / 1 night
Plovdiv - city in BulgariaPlovdiv / 1 night

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Attractions

Археологически музей Бургас Archaeological Museum Burgas
Парк "Минерални бани", Burgas, BulgariaПарк "Минерални бани
The Clock
The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Sand Fest Burgas, Burgas, BulgariaSand Fest Burgas
Museum of Aviation
Church of Saint Sophia
Church of Christ Pantokrator
Archaeological Museum
Sunny Beach, R-1937059, R-1739523, R-186382Sunny Beach
Asparuhov park
Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Retro Museum
Sea Garden
Ecopark Varna
Varna Zoo
Dolphinarium Varna
Balchik Botanic Garden
Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park, R-1933112, R-12644011, R-1739528, R-186382Balchik Palace
Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Madara Horseman
Park "Sveta Gora
Marno Pole Park
Monument of Mother Bulgaria
Tsarevets Fortress
Hotnitsa Waterfall
Sokolski Monastery
Ethno village Etar
Druzhba Park
Park "Geo Milev
Knyazheska Garden
Russian Monument Square
Holy Trinity Park
Eagles' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Eagles' Bridge
Borisova Gradina Park
South Park
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Bells Park
Sveta Nedelya Church
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
National Palace of Culture, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101National Palace of Culture
Golden Bridges, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaGolden Bridges
Boyana Waterfall, R-7276261, R-186382Boyana waterfall
The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, Rila, Kyustendil, BulgariaRila Monastery
Tsari Mali Grad, Samokov, Sofia, BulgariaTsari Mali Grad
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Alyosha Monument, R-1955801, R-1739536, R-186382Alyosha Monument
Singing Fountains
Lauta Park
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
Kuklen Monastery "Sveti Sveti Kozma i Damyan
Асенова крепост, R-1955789, R-1739536, R-186382Asen's Fortress
Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno
St. Anastasia Island, R-1937057, R-1739523, R-186382St Anastasia Island

Travel details

Travel dates
Nov 1 - Nov 14

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Day 1 in Burgas - Arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 in Burgas - Arrival day

  • Burgas - Arrival Day
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  • Археологически музей Бургас Archaeological Museum Burgas
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Your road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Burgas. You’ll stay in Burgas for 3 nights and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Burgas is the Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 963 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Bulgaria Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,902 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Burgas is the hotel Bulair. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,168 guests.

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

Burgas has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Burgas Archaeological Museum. Archaeological Museum Burgas. This attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 342 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas, Happy Bar & Grill. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,335 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas is Happy Bar & Grill. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,139 customers.

Locals recommend Romance Pub & Pizza as one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,070 customers.

Burgas also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Burgas is Papa Beer - Craft Beer Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Burgas is Caribe. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,358 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 14-day vacation in Bulgaria!

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Day 2 in Burgas

Day 2

Day 2 in Burgas

  • Burgas
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  • Парк "Минерални бани
  • The Clock
  • The Sea Garden
  • Sand Fest Burgas
  • Museum of Aviation
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Burgas has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Burgas by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Burgas. 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 Burgas, like the extraordinary Park "Mineral Baths". This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,515 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Burgas is the spectacular The Clock. This attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,456 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing The Sea Garden park. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,471 visitors.

Sand Fest Burgas is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This best-rated sightseeing destination is a popular destination among visitors in Burgas. Rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,699 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Museum of Aviation. Museum of Aviation is an aviation museum and popular attraction in Burgas. More than 1,106 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Bulgaria, be sure to eat at Grog, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,143 customers.

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

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Burgas is Flora Bar & Grill Burgas. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,536 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Ti Bar & Kitchen - restorant i bar v Burgas is one of the best bars in the city of Burgas for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 835 customers.

Malibu is another of the most popular bars in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 909 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Burgas is Saxa Beach. Saxa Beach has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 904 customers.

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

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Day 3 in Nesebar and Varna

Day 3

Day 3 in Nesebar and Varna

  • Varna
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  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Church of Christ Pantokrator
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Sunny Beach
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 3 of your epic road trip in Bulgaria, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Nesebar. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Varna. You’ll stay in Varna for 2 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Nesebar’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Nesebar, start your day with a visit to the amazing Church of Saint Sophia. This much-appreciated church and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,168 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Church of Christ Pantokrator. This museum and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,404 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Archaeological Museum to make the most of your road trip across Bulgaria. The spectacular Archaeological Museum is a museum that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,509 visitors.

The lovely Sunny Beach is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 5,981 visitors have left this town average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

We recommend you stay at the exclusive Grand Hotel London, one of the best 5-star hotel options in Burgas. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 974 guests.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 4-star hotel options in Varna, like Golden Tulip Varna. This hotel is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 949 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at Hotel Belle Epoque Beach.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna). This popular restaurant is one of locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,318 reviews.

The remarkable Staria Chinar - Port Varna is another top restaurant in Varna we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,810 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Staria Chinar Restaurant is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,178 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Varna, the fantastic Cubo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,527 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful The Garden Bar. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is The BRICK bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,387 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Bulgaria!

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Day 4 in Varna

Day 4

Day 4 in Varna

  • Varna
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  • Asparuhov park
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Retro Museum
  • Sea Garden
  • Ecopark Varna
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On day 4 of your road trip across Bulgaria, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Varna. You’ll stay in Varna for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Golden Tulip Varna, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Varna. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 949 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Varna is the 5-star Grand Hotel London. The hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 974 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Varna is the 3-star Hotel Belle Epoque Beach. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,086 guests.

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

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Varna, like the outstanding Asparuh park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,849 visitors.

Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Varna. This incredible attraction is an eastern orthodox cathedral and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,285 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Varna is the extraordinary Retro Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,736 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Sea Garden. Around 30,232 visitors have given Sea Garden urban 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 Ecopark Varna. Ecopark Varna is a popular park, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,393 travelers.

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

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like El Kapan, after your day of exploring the city of Varna. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,370 customers.

Stariyat chinar Preslav is another of the best 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.

Locals recommend Bar PUNTA CANA, one of the best bars in the city of Varna, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,540 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Varna, Cuba Beach Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

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

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

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Day 5 in Varna, Balchik, and Shumen

Day 5

Day 5 in Varna, Balchik, and Shumen

  • Shumen
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  • Varna Zoo
  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Balchik Palace
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Rise and shine on day 5 of your road trip in Bulgaria. Today, you'll wake up in Varna and embark on a scenic drive to Shumen, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Varna before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Varna. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Varna Zoo. This attraction is a zoo that has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,158 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Dolphinarium Varna. This attraction, a beloved aquarium, has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 7,376 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Balchik Botanic Garden. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 14,296 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park. This palace and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 18,228 reviews.

A frequently recommended hotel in the city of Shumen is the 3-star Mitra Luxury Apartments.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Barbarossa Beach Club. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,743 customers.

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

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Popsheytanov's House. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 840 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit BACARDI CLUB to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Shumen, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,210 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Zino Club. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Zino Club has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 646 customers.

Lavazza Coffee and Cocktails Club is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 231 customers.

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

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Day 6 in Shumen and Veliko Tarnovo

Day 6

Day 6 in Shumen and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
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  • Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
  • Madara Horseman
  • Park "Sveta Gora
  • Marno Pole Park
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Day 6 of your road trip through Bulgaria is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Shumen and the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the city of Shumen is the amazing Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,947 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 4,154 visitors.

Madara Horseman is another popular attraction you can explore in the city of Shumen. This well-known attraction, a spectacular top-tier point of interest, has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 5,870 reviews.

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 Park "Sveta Gora" in the city of Veliko Tarnovo for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,543 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the outstanding Marno Pole Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,304 visitors, the remarkable Marno Pole 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 Veliko Tarnovo.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the 3-star hotel Central. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 827 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Yantra Grand Hotel -Sharlopov Hotels is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,977 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Hotel Izvora 2. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 552 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.

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

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Day 7 in Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo

Day 7

Day 7 in Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo

  • Gabrovo
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  • Monument of Mother Bulgaria
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Hotnitsa Waterfall
  • Sokolski Monastery
  • Ethno village Etar
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the city of Veliko Tarnovo and the city of Gabrovo. You’ll stay in Gabrovo for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Veliko Tarnovo today is Monument of Mother Bulgaria. This excellent attraction is a top-tier point of interest that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,521 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Tsarevets Fortress, an outstanding best-rated sightseeing destination, in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Around 11,151 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

You could then travel to Sokolski Monastery for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Gabrovo. This popular attraction is a monastery and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,130 visitors.

This outstanding museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,882 travelers.

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

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Gabrovo, PIZZA TEMPO - Gabrovo. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,151 customers.

Locals recommend Strannopriemnitsa as one of the best restaurants in the city of Gabrovo. Strannopriemnitsa is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,192 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Gabrovo is Rest. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,047 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Gabrovo, restaurant Edelweiss. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 223 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Cafe Music Bar and Dinner "Fashion". This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 209 customers.

ZAHIR - Bar & Dinner is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Gabrovo. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 168 customers.

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

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Day 8 in Bankya

Day 8

Day 8 in Bankya

  • Sofia
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  • Druzhba Park
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Russian Monument Square
  • Holy Trinity Park
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Day 8 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Bankya and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Bankya. You will stay in Bankya for 3 nights. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Bankya is the amazing Druzhba Park. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,037 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible park, Park "Geo Milev". With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,660 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Bankya is the outstanding Knyazheska Garden. This popular park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,271 visitors.

The spectacular Russian Monument Square is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating best-rated sightseeing destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,276 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Holy Trinity Park. This attraction is a popular park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,369 visitors.

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

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Bankya is the 4-star Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 4,022 guests.

If staying at a top-rated 5-star luxury hotel tonight sounds like something you would like to do, Hotel Anel is your best choice. This hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,990 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star 5 Vintage Guest House. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,058 guests.

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Day 9 in Bankya

Day 9

Day 9 in Bankya

  • Sofia
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  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • South Park
  • Sofia Zoo
  • Bells Park
  • More

Day 9 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bankya has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Bankya by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Bankya. 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 Bankya, like the extraordinary Eagles' Bridge. This attraction is a stone bridge and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 9,311 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Bankya is the spectacular Borisova Gradina Park. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,998 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 29,329 visitors.

Sofia Zoo is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This zoo is a popular destination among visitors in Bankya. Rated at an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 13,608 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Bells Park. Bells Park is a park and popular attraction in Bankya. More than 4,963 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

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

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Day 10 in Bankya

Day 10

Day 10 in Bankya

  • Sofia
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  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Golden Bridges
  • Boyana waterfall
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Day 10 of your road trip across Bulgaria is another day in the magnificent Bankya. You now have 1 night left in Bankya. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

One of the best travel destinations you can travel to in the town of Bankya is the stunning Sveta Nedelya Church. This has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,027 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the town of Bankya. This attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,065 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the town of Bankya is the incredible National Palace of Culture. This attraction is a convention center and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,040 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Golden Bridges. This park and travel destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,675 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the outstanding Boyana Waterfall. This waterfall is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,540 visitors.

Today you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a popular tour. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of options for top-rated tours and activities in Bankya 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 Bankya has restaurants and bars to fit all budgets.

Toast to another amazing day in the city of Bankya!

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Day 11 in Kyustendil and Samokov

Day 11

Day 11 in Kyustendil and Samokov

  • Samokov
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  • Rila Monastery
  • Tsari Mali Grad
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Rise and shine on day 11 of your road trip in Bulgaria. Today, you'll wake up in Kyustendil and embark on a scenic drive to Samokov, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Kyustendil before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Kyustendil. This attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 222 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Rila Monastery. This attraction, a beloved monastery, has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 16,047 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Tsari Mali Grad. This attraction is a fortress that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,391 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible City Park by the river Iskar. This park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,039 reviews.

A frequently recommended hotel in the city of Samokov is the 4-star Spa Hotel Belchin Garden. This hotel offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 567 guests.

If you’d rather stay at the best 3-star hotel in Samokov, we recommend Hotel Grand. This luxurious hotel promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 528 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel that is popular among travelers in Samokov is the 3-star Guesthouse Elizabeth. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the city and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 223 guests.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like The Old House Restaurant. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,207 customers.

Locals also recommend Kaymakanova house, another of the best restaurants in Samokov. Kaymakanova house is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 829 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Pri Sote Traditional Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,699 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Delight bar & dinner to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Samokov, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 382 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Defected Bar & Café. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Defected Bar & Café has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 146 customers.

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

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Day 12 in Plovdiv

Day 12

Day 12 in Plovdiv

  • Plovdiv
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  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Alyosha Monument
  • Singing Fountains
  • Lauta Park
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 12 of your epic road trip in Bulgaria, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Plovdiv. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Plovdiv. You’ll stay in Plovdiv for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Plovdiv’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Plovdiv, start your day with a visit to the amazing Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis. This much-appreciated top-tier point of interest and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,871 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Alyosha Monument. This monument and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,977 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Singing Fountains to make the most of your road trip across Bulgaria. The spectacular Singing Fountains is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,215 visitors.

The lovely Lauta Park is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 5,107 visitors have left this park average ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you feel like visiting another type of sight or don’t want to jump into the car quite yet, spend some time at the spectacular Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis. This attraction is a top-tier point of interest rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,104 reviews.

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

We recommend you stay at the exclusive Gallery 37, BW Premier Collection, one of the best 5-star hotel options in Burgas. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 687 guests.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 4-star hotel options in Plovdiv, like Noviz Hotel. This hotel is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 964 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at Business Hotel Plovdiv.

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

The remarkable Pavaj is another top restaurant in Plovdiv we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,861 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Rahat Tepe is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,984 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Plovdiv, the fantastic Club Fargo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,132 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Kotka i Mishka, Cat and Mouse Beer Bar. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,070 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Bulgaria!

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Day 13 in Plovdiv and Burgas

Day 13

Day 13 in Plovdiv and Burgas

  • Burgas
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  • Kuklen Monastery "Sveti Sveti Kozma i Damyan
  • Asen's Fortress
  • Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno
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Day 13 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You will stay in Burgas for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Plovdiv is the amazing Kuklen Monastery “Sveti Sveti Kozma i Damyan”. This attraction is a place of worship that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,864 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible fortress, Asenova krepost. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,453 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Plovdiv is the outstanding Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno". This popular place of worship and travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 11,757 visitors.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Bulgaria. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Burgas, where you will access 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 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,902 guests.

If staying at a top-rated 5-star luxury hotel tonight sounds like something you would like to do, Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz is your best choice. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 963 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Bulair. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,168 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Incanto restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,786 customers.

Locals also recommend Zlatna ribka as one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. Zlatna ribka is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas is 8 Mamas. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,238 customers.

After dinner, visit Cardamon Soul Food & Drinks 🌿, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 716 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Bar Bossa. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 596 customers.

Alternatively, Fabric Club Burgas is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 711 customers.

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Day 14 in Burgas - Departure day

Day 14

Day 14 in Burgas - Departure day

  • Burgas - Departure Day
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  • St Anastasia Island
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Day 14 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Burgas 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.

St. Anastasia Island is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Burgas. This island and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 245 visitors.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Burgas at Mistral before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,264 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Ti Bar & Kitchen - restorant i bar v Burgas for your last chance at a meal in the city of Burgas. The Ti Bar & Kitchen - restorant i bar v Burgas restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 835 customers.

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

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