14-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Varna to Nesebar, Burgas, Plovdiv & Asenovgrad

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Starts in
Varna
Ends in
Varna
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 Varna, Nesebar, Burgas, Plovdiv, Asenovgrad, Sofia, Troian, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, and Balchik.

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 Varna, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Bulgaria, including the stunning Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral and Asparuhov park.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Varna, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Graffit Gallery Design Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Park 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 Retro Museum in the city of Varna. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Приморски парк and Dolphinarium Varna.

From the spectacular Varna Zoo in the city of Varna to the unforgettable Детски кът Варна in the city of Varna, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Bulgaria.

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

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Bulgaria, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

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

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Bulgaria. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 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

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

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Attractions

Dolphinarium Varna
Varna Zoo
Детски кът Варна
Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Asparuhov park
Retro Museum
Приморски парк
Sunny Beach, R-1937059, R-1739523, R-186382Sunny Beach
Church of Saint Sophia
Aquapark Nessebar | Аквапарк Несебър
The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Sand Fest Burgas, Burgas, BulgariaSand Fest Burgas
Парк "Минерални бани", Burgas, BulgariaПарк "Минерални бани"
St. Anastasia Island, R-1937057, R-1739523, R-186382St Anastasia Island
The Clock
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Ancient theatre of Philippopolis
Lauta Park
Singing Fountains
Alyosha Monument
Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno"
Асенова крепост, R-1955789, R-1739536, R-186382Асенова крепост
Cave Snejanka
"Freedom" Park Island
Eagles' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Eagles' Bridge
Vrana Park & Museum
Druzhba Park
Borisova Gradina Park
Park "Geo Milev"
Lions' Bridge, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Lions' Bridge
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Knyazheska Garden
National Palace of Culture, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101National Palace of Culture
"Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Russian Monument Square
Holy Trinity Park
Sveta Nedelya Church
Bells Park
Golden Bridges, Vitosha, Sofia City, Sofia-City, BulgariaGolden Bridges
Boyana Waterfall, R-7276261, R-186382Boyana Waterfall
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
South Park
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
Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
Balchik Botanic Garden
Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park, R-1933112, R-12644011, R-1739528, R-186382Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Aladzha Monastery, R-1404291, R-13477567, R-186382Aladzha Monastery
Archaeological Museum Varna
Varna Roman Baths

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Travel dates
Dec 9 - Dec 22

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Day 1

Day 1 in Varna - Arrival Day

  • Varna - Arrival Day
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  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Varna Zoo
  • Детски кът Варна
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins when you reach the incredible city of Varna. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Varna is the Graffit Gallery Design Hotel.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel.

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

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

Varna has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Dolphinarium Varna. This attraction is an aquarium and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,886 visitors.

Varna Zoo is another popular attraction in the city of Varna. This unforgettable attraction is a zoo and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,617 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Varna is Детски кът Варна. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,306 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Varna, Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna). The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,318 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Varna is Staria Chinar - Port Varna. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,810 customers.

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Varna

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

Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the city of Varna has to offer, such as the incredible Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Asparuhov park, and Retro Museum.

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

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

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Varna, like the extraordinary Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This attraction is an eastern orthodox cathedral and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,889 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Varna is the spectacular Asparuhov park. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,603 visitors.

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

Приморски парк is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This urban park is a popular destination among visitors in Varna. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,612 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 3

Day 3 in Nesebar and Burgas

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

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

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

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Aquapark Nessebar | Аквапарк Несебър. This popular amusement park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,801 visitors.

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

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

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

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Aqua Hotel Burgas is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Burgas.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star No13 Boutique House.

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

Locals also recommend Happy Bar & Grill as one of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas. Happy Bar & Grill is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,139 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Burgas is Romance Pub & Pizza. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,070 customers.

After dinner, visit Papa Beer - Craft Beer Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Burgas. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Happy Bar & Grill. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,139 customers.

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

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in Burgas

  • Burgas
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  • The Sea Garden
  • Sand Fest Burgas
  • Парк "Минерални бани"
  • St Anastasia Island
  • The Clock
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip through Bulgaria, you’ll explore the city of Burgas, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable The Sea Garden, Sand Fest Burgas, Парк "Минерални бани", and more.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Burgas is the 4-star Aqua Hotel Burgas.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Burgas is the 3-star No13 Boutique House.

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

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Burgas, like the outstanding The Sea Garden. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 30,816 visitors.

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

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Burgas is the extraordinary Парк "Минерални бани". This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,355 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible St. Anastasia Island. Around 235 visitors have given St. Anastasia Island island an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Plovdiv and Asenovgrad

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

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

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

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

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

The spectacular Singing Fountains is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Plovdiv today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,238 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Alyosha Monument. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,258 visitors.

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

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Asenovgrad is the 4-star Metropolitan Hotel Sofia.

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

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Vito Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Asenovgrad. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

Locals also recommend Vito Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Asenovgrad. Vito Restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Asenovgrad is Pizza Roma Asenovgrad. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 627 customers.

After dinner, visit Бар Ко Ши Бирим, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Asenovgrad. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 210 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, and Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno"
  • Асенова крепост
  • Cave Snejanka
  • "Freedom" Park Island
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Day 6 of your road trip through Bulgaria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno". This attraction is a place of worship and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,765 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Асенова крепост. This fortress and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,032 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 Cave Snejanka in the region of Pazardzhik for some sightseeing. This popular attraction has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,554 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding "Freedom" Park Island. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,475 visitors, the remarkable "Freedom" Park Island 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 Sofia City.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Sofia City is the 4-star hotel Metropolitan Hotel Sofia.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Grand Hotel Sofia 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 ATM Hotel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 7

Day 7 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Vrana Park & Museum
  • Druzhba Park
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Park "Geo Milev"
  • More

On day 7 of your road trip through Bulgaria, you’ll explore the town of Sofia City, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Eagles' Bridge, Vrana Park & Museum, Druzhba Park, and more.

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

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

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

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the town of Sofia City, like the outstanding Eagles' Bridge. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,403 visitors.

Vrana Park & Museum is another popular attraction you could visit in the town of Sofia City. This incredible attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,572 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the town of Sofia City is the extraordinary Druzhba Park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,601 visitors.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Borisova Gradina Park. Around 24,423 visitors have given Borisova Gradina Park park an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Park "Geo Milev". Park "Geo Milev" is a popular park, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,960 travelers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Lions' Bridge
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • National Palace of Culture
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Day 8 will take you to the best attractions the town of Sofia City has to offer, such as the incredible Lions' Bridge, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and Knyazheska Garden.

You’ll continue exploring the town of Sofia City on day 8 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 Lions' Bridge. This attraction is a footbridge and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,692 visitors.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 9

Day 9 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • "Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  • Russian Monument Square
  • Holy Trinity Park
  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • More

Day 9 will take you to the best attractions the town of Sofia City has to offer, such as the incredible "Ivan Vazov" National Theater, Russian Monument Square, and Holy Trinity Park.

You’ll continue exploring the town of Sofia City on day 9 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 "Ivan Vazov" National Theater. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 8,307 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Sofia City is the spectacular Russian Monument Square. This attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,031 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Holy Trinity Park park. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,949 visitors.

Sveta Nedelya Church is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This church is a popular destination among visitors in Sofia City. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,678 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 Taj Mahal 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 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,423 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Sofia City is the popular The Wrong Bar. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

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

When you’ve finished your meal, Luciano is one of the best bars in the city of Sofia City for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,291 customers.

Caché Bar & Cafe is another of the most popular bars in the city of Sofia City. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,296 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Sofia City is K. E. B. A. K. E. B. A. Has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,055 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 10

Day 10 in Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Bells Park
  • Golden Bridges
  • Boyana Waterfall
  • Sofia Zoo
  • South Park
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Day 10 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 Bells Park, Golden Bridges, Boyana Waterfall, 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 Bells Park. This has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,534 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular Golden Bridges in the town of Sofia City. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,273 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the town of Sofia City is the incredible Boyana Waterfall. This attraction is a waterfall and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,358 visitors.

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

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the outstanding South Park. This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,780 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, Saffron Indian Restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,025 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Sofia City that locals enjoy, eat at Island Restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,035 customers.

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 11

Day 11 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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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Bulgaria on day 11 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Troian is Troyan Monastery. This excellent attraction is a monastery that has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,065 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 Troian.

You could then travel to Ethno village Etar for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Gabrovo. This popular attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,858 visitors. This outstanding museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,979 travelers.

You’ll 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 Tsarevets.

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

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, Bianko. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Lino Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,358 customers.

Tequila Bar Funky Monkey is a popular bar 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.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 in Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
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  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Park "Sveta Gora"
  • Hotnitsa Ecotrail
  • Hotnitsa Waterfall
  • Marno Pole Park
  • More

On day 12 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.

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 13

Day 13 in Shumen, Balchik, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Shumen
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  • Madara Horseman
  • Madara National Historical and Archaeological Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
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Day 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 Shumen is the amazing Madara Horseman. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,402 visitors.

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

Joining a top-rated tour in Shumen is another excellent way to spend your new day in Bulgaria. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Bulgaria’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Bulgaria’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Bulgaria’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Balchik Botanic Garden in the city of Balchik for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,848 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Balchik is the outstanding Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,402 visitors, the remarkable Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Varna is the 4-star hotel Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Graffit Gallery Design Hotel 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 Park Hotel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 14

Day 14 in Varna - Departure Day

  • Varna - Departure Day
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  • Aladzha Monastery
  • Archaeological Museum Varna
  • Varna Roman Baths
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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 Varna before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Aladzha Monastery is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Varna. This monastery and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,991.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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