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

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Starts in
Sofia
Ends in
Sofia
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
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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. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Sofia, Samokov, Troian, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, Balchik, Varna, Nesebar, Burgas, 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 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 Ramada Sofia City Center. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Hotel Marinela. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star ibis Sofia Airport Hotel. 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 St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the city of Sofia to the unforgettable Borisova Gradina Park 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 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. 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

13 nights hotel
Breakfast
14 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

National Museum of Military History, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101National Museum of Military History
St Mina Monastery
Boyana Church Museum, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaBoyana Church
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
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Borisova Gradina Park
Eagles' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Eagles' Bridge
Knyazheska Garden
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Bells Park
Druzhba Park
Park "Geo Milev"
Lions' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Lions' Bridge
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
"Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Sveta Nedelya Church
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
Tsarevets Fortress
Park "Sveta Gora"
Hotnitsa Ecotrail
Hotnitsa Waterfall
Marno Pole Park
Madara Horseman
Albena Beach, R-1739528, R-1933112, R-186382Albena Beach
Balchik Botanic Garden
Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park, R-1933112, R-12644011, R-1739528, R-186382Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Cape Kaliakra, R-1739528, R-186382Cape Kaliakra
Park "Sveti Georgi", Dobrich, BulgariaPark "Sveti Georgi"
Retro Museum
Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Приморски парк
Dolphinarium Varna
Aladzha Monastery, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Aladzha Monastery
Sunny Beach, R-1937059, R-1739523, R-186382Sunny Beach
Church of Saint Sophia
Sand Fest Burgas, Burgas, BulgariaSand Fest Burgas
The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno"
Singing Fountains
Dragalevski Monastery
Vrana Park & Museum
National Museum of History, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaNational Museum of History

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Dec 9 - Dec 22

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Day 1

Day 1 in Sofia - Arrival Day

  • Sofia - Arrival Day
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  • National Museum of Military History
  • St Mina Monastery
  • Boyana Church
  • 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 Hotel Marinela.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Ramada Sofia City Center.

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

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 National Museum of Military History. This attraction is a military museum and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,565 visitors.

St. Mina Monastery is another popular attraction in the town of Sofia City. This unforgettable attraction is a place of worship and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,245 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the town of Sofia City is Boyana Church. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,089 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.

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.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 14-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 The School, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Sofia City is the popular Restaurant "Staria Chinar". This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, The Cocktail Bar 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 2,814 customers.

Halbite Beer Hall 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 2,280 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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  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Knyazheska Garden
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Day 3 will take you to the best attractions the town of Sofia City has to offer, such as the incredible St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Borisova Gradina Park, and Eagles' Bridge.

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 St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This attraction is a church and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,109 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Sofia City is the spectacular Borisova Gradina Park. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 24,423 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Eagles' Bridge stone bridge. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,403 visitors.

Knyazheska Garden is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This park is a popular destination among visitors in Sofia City. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,532 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

Your discovery of Bulgaria does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in 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 Pod Lipite (Under the Linden Trees) Restaurant, 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 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,625 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Sofia City is the popular Merak. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,328 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, One More Bar 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 2,228 customers.

The Corner 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 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 4

Day 4 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Sofia Zoo
  • Bells Park
  • Druzhba Park
  • 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 Sofia Zoo, Bells Park, Druzhba 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 Sofia Zoo. This has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 12,550 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular Bells 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 4,534 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the town of Sofia City is the incredible Druzhba Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,601 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Park "Geo Milev". This park and travel destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 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, Garden restaurant Yoli. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,745 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Sofia City that locals enjoy, eat at Bar & Dinner Relax. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,554 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City, Bar & Dinner Relax. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,554 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City, we recommend the cocktails at 5 Corners Pub. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,463 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Lions' Bridge
  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • "Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  • Sveta Nedelya Church
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Day 5 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 Lions' Bridge, Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, "Ivan Vazov" National Theater, 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 Lions' Bridge. This has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,692 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker in the town of Sofia City. This attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,077 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the town of Sofia City is the incredible "Ivan Vazov" National Theater.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Sveta Nedelya Church. This church and travel destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,678 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, Hasienda Restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,469 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Sofia City that locals enjoy, eat at Taj Mahal Restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,423 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City, The Wrong Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City, we recommend the cocktails at Luciano. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,291 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Kyustendil, Samokov, and Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Rila Monastery
  • Rila
  • Tsari Mali Grad
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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 The Wrong Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

Luciano 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 1,291 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City, Caché Bar & Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,296 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 K. E. B. A. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,055 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 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 7 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 Arbanashki Han Hotelcomplex.

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

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

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

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

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

After dinner, visit Bianko, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

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

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

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
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  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Park "Sveta Gora"
  • Hotnitsa Ecotrail
  • Hotnitsa Waterfall
  • Marno Pole Park
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On day 8 of your road trip through Bulgaria, you’ll explore the city of Veliko Tarnovo, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Tsarevets Fortress, Park "Sveta Gora", Hotnitsa Waterfall, and more.

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

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Veliko Tarnovo is the 3-star Sevastokrator Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 85.42 out of 5 stars by 1,007 guests.

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

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, like the outstanding Tsarevets Fortress. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,600 visitors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 9

Day 9 in Shumen and Balchik

  • Shumen
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  • Madara Horseman
  • Albena Beach
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Bulgaria on day 9 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Shumen is Madara Horseman. This excellent attraction has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,402 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 Shumen.

You could then travel to Albena Beach for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Balchik. This popular attraction is a seaside resort and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,449 visitors. This outstanding park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,848 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park in the city of Balchik. This attraction, a stunning palace, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,402 visitors.

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

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 5-star hotel. The Hotel Lighthouse Golf And SPA is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Balchik.

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

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

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Day 10

Day 10 in Dobrich and Varna

  • Varna
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  • Cape Kaliakra
  • Park "Sveti Georgi"
  • Retro Museum
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
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Day 10 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Cape Kaliakra. This attraction is a nature reserve and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 8,554 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Park "Sveti Georgi". This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,678 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.

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

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

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try 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.

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Day 11

Day 11 in Varna

  • Varna
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  • Приморски парк
  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Aladzha Monastery
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Day 11 will take you to the best attractions the city of Varna has to offer, such as the incredible Приморски парк, Dolphinarium Varna, and Aladzha Monastery.

You’ll continue exploring the city of Varna on day 11 of your self-drive road trip through Bulgaria. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Bulgaria.

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

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Varna, like the extraordinary Приморски парк. This attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,612 visitors.

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

You could then travel to the amazing Aladzha Monastery monastery. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,991 visitors. This is a popular destination among visitors in Varna.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 12

Day 12 in Nesebar and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Nesebar
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  • Sunny Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Sand Fest Burgas
  • The Sea Garden
  • More

You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Bulgaria on day 12 of your road trip.

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.

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 4-star hotel Bulgaria Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 92.19 out of 5 stars by 2,417 guests.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 5-star hotel. The Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Burgas. This hotel is rated an average of 91.71 out of 5 stars by 638 guests.

If you’re looking for 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 13

Day 13 in Plovdiv and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Plovdiv
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  • Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
  • Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno"
  • Singing Fountains
  • More

Day 13 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 Plovdiv is the amazing Ancient theatre of Philippopolis. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,962 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Singing Fountains. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,238 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Plovdiv 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 Ancient theatre of Philippopolis in the region of Plovdiv for some sightseeing. This popular attraction has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,962 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno". Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,765 visitors, the remarkable Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno" deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Singing Fountains. This attraction, a stunning park, has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,238 travelers.

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

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

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

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Saffron Indian Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,025 customers.

Locals also recommend Island Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Sofia City. Island Restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,035 customers.

After dinner, visit Грийн бар, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,037 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Die Alte Lampe - German Beer Garden. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 950 customers.

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Day 14

Day 14 in Sofia - Departure Day

  • Sofia - Departure Day
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  • Dragalevski Monastery
  • Vrana Park & Museum
  • National Museum of History
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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 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.

Dragalevski Monastery is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Sofia City. This place of worship and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,778.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Vrana Park & Museum park is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,572 reviews.

You can also stop at National Museum of History museum to capture the beauty and wonder of Sofia City one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,061.

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 could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Sofia City at Restaurant "On The Top" before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers.

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

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