7-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Burgas traveling east to Primorsko and Varna

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Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
6 nights included
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7 days included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Bulgaria as you embark on an unforgettable 7-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Sinemorets, Primorsko, Nessebar, Kiten, Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, Kavarna, and Provadia. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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

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

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

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

As you hit the open road and drive through Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Sinemorets, Primorsko, Nessebar, Kiten, Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, Kavarna, and Provadia, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Bulgaria. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Bulgaria.

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

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

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

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Included

Hotel, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Tsarevo
Photo of aerial view of beautiful Bulgarian seaside town Primorsko, Bulgaria.Primorsko / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna / 3 nights
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Photo of Ovech Fortress is a stone stronghold located east of the town of Provadia, Bulgaria.Provadia
Ravadinovo
Dobrich - region in BulgariaDobrich
KavarnaKavarna
Photo of amazing aerial view of town of Kiten, Burgas Region, Bulgaria.Kiten
Photo of aerial view of Bulgarian town Sozopol.Sozopol
Photo of Saint Anastasia Island in Burgas bay, Black Sea, Bulgaria. Lighthouse tower and old wooden buildings on rocky coast.Burgas / 2 nights
Sinemorets

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Attractions

The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
Photo of Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Balchik Botanic Garden
Photo of Medieval ruins on Cape Kaliakra, Black Sea, Bulgaria.Cape Kaliakra
Church of Saint Sophia
Dolphinarium Varna
Castle of Ravadinovo
Photo of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1886, and also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Photo of beautiful Sunny Beach with umbrellas and sunbeds in Nesebar, Bulgaria.Sunny Beach
Photo of toy cars with pedals, sleds, bicycles from the USSR in retro museum, Varna, Bulgaria.Retro Museum
Photo of beautiful landscape with the ancient thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash in Bulgaria.Beglik Tash
Park "Sveti Georgi", Dobrich, BulgariaPark "Sveti Georgi
photo of view of Pink Pelican resting on a wooden bridge across the lake in the autumn city park Varna, Bulgaria. Soft warm colors of the setting sun,Varna Bulgaria.Varna Zoo
Atliman Beach
Harmanite Beach
Photo of Ovech Fortress is a stone stronghold located east of the town of Provadia, Bulgaria.Ovech Fortress
Asparuhov park
Pobitite Kamani Rock Formations (Stone Forest)
Veleka River Mouth, Tsarevo, Burgas, BulgariaVeleka River Mouth
Arapya Beach
The Clock
photo of view of Aerial drone view of Albena sandy beach resort, Bulgaria. Summer tourism.,Obrochishte Bulgaria.Albena
Парк "Минерални бани", Burgas, BulgariaПарк "Минерални бани

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Day 1

Day 1 – Burgas - arrival day

  • Burgas - Arrival day
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  • The Sea Garden
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Your road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins as soon as you reach Burgas and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Burgas for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

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

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

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

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at ROMANCE Pizzeria Speciale, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Hotel Bulgaria Burgas offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss IN BAR. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Burgas.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Billiard Club Hot Shot, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Bar Target, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Bar Bossa provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Raise a toast to the start of your 7-day road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, and Sinemorets

  • Primorsko
  • Burgas
  • Tsarevo
  • Sozopol
  • Ravadinovo
  • Sinemorets
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Drive 164 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Парк "Минерални бани
  • Harmanite Beach
  • Castle of Ravadinovo
  • Veleka River Mouth
  • Arapya Beach
  • More

On day 2 of your road trip in Bulgaria, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, and Sinemorets. In the evening, you’ll end up in Primorsko, where you will stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Burgas and set your GPS to Sozopol. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 43 min. Upon reaching Sozopol, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Парк "Минерални бани". This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,653 visitors.

After soaking in Sinemorets’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Tsarevo. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 32 min. When you arrive in Tsarevo, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Arapya Beach. This much-appreciated point of interest is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,973 reviews.

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

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

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Capri Pizza Bar & Grill, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Stamopolu Lux beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Beerhouse Hladno. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Primorsko tonight.

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

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Primorsko, Nessebar, Kiten, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Primorsko
  • Nesebar
  • Kiten
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Drive 209 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Beglik Tash
  • Atliman Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Sunny Beach
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Primorsko, Nessebar, and Kiten. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Varna, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Primorsko, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Nessebar may take around 1 hour 19 min. Upon your arrival in Nessebar, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Church of Saint Sophia. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,853 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Sunny Beach. This town has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,830 reviews.

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

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Staria Chinar Restaurant, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Морска тераса boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Mr Baba. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Varna.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Vogue cafe bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Cuba Beach Bar, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Bar PUNTA CANA. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, and Kavarna

  • Varna
  • Balchik
  • Dobrich
  • Kavarna
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Drive 197 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Albena
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Cape Kaliakra
  • Park "Sveti Georgi
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Varna, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate town. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Balchik, Dobrich, and Kavarna. You still have 2 nights left in Varna.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Balchik Palace. This palace is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,545 visitors.

Balchik Botanic Garden is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,424 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Varna. This car ride takes around 47 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Park "Sveti Georgi". This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,314 reviews.

When you arrive in Balchik, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Albena, a remarkable seaside resort where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,519 reviews.

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

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

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Happy Bar & Grill, a top-rated dining spot in Varna. If you're in the mood for something new, try El Kapan, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at "Halbata" Restaurant. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Varna.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Muffin bar & coffee, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Bar HEY offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Deja Vu. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Varna

  • Varna
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour

  • Asparuhov park
  • Sea Garden
  • Varna Zoo
  • Dolphinarium Varna
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Varna. You’ll stay in Varna for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Asparuhov park. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,183 reviews.

Next up is Sea Garden. This urban park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,289 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Varna Zoo. This zoo has been rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in 7,104 reviews.

Dolphinarium Varna is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This aquarium has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 8,557 reviews.

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

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

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Makalali Beach, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Marché Restaurant offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Godzila Sevastopol is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Varna.

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

Head back to your accommodation in Varna and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Varna, Provadia, and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Varna
  • Provadia
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Drive 170 km, 2 hours 55 min

  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Retro Museum
  • Pobitite Kamani Rock Formations (Stone Forest)
  • Ovech Fortress
  • More

Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Bulgaria. Today you will explore Varna and Provadia, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Burgas. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Upon your arrival in Varna, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral one of your first sightseeing stops in Varna. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,003 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Retro Museum is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,851 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Burgas, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Provadia to Burgas may take around 1 hour 50 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Burgas, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Ovech Fortress, a remarkable fortress where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,544 reviews.

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

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

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Теньова къща, an iconic dining spot in Burgas. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Neptune, a popular restaurant in Burgas. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Gracia Pizzeria, a hidden gem nestled in Burgas. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

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

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Burgas - departure day

  • Burgas - Departure day
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  • The Clock
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Day 7 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Burgas before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

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

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

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

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Romance Pizza, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Romance Pub & Pizza? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu.

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

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