One-Week Bulgaria Road Trip from Plovdiv to Sofia, Lovech, Shumen, and Burgas and surrounding area

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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
7 nights included
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8 days included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Bulgaria as you embark on an unforgettable 8-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Plovdiv, Sofia, Lovech, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, Varna, Nessebar, Burgas, and Stara Zagora. 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 Plovdiv, 2 nights in Sofia, 1 night in Lovech, 1 night in Shumen, and 1 night in Burgas. 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 Plovdiv, 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 Plovdiv, Sofia, Lovech, Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, Varna, Nessebar, Burgas, and Stara Zagora, 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, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 2 nights
Ловеч -  in BulgariaLovech / 1 night
Стара Загора -  in BulgariaStara Zagora
Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna
Shumen - region in BulgariaShumen / 1 night
Велико Търново -  in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv / 2 nights
Photo of Saint Anastasia Island in Burgas bay, Black Sea, Bulgaria. Lighthouse tower and old wooden buildings on rocky coast.Burgas / 1 night

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Attractions

The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
Tsar Simeon Garden
Park "Zaimov"
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
Singing Fountains
Tsarevets Fortress
North Park
Church of Saint Sophia
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Park “Ayazmo“
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
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
Bedechka Park
Youth Hill
Marno Pole Park
Photo of aerial view of the Alyosha soldier monument in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Alyosha Monument
Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
Artilereeski Park
The Clock
Trapezitsa Fortress
Ascension Cathedral

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Day 1

Day 1 – Plovdiv - arrival day

  • Plovdiv - Arrival day
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  • Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
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Welcome to Plovdiv, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Bulgaria! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Plovdiv's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Plovdiv is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Plovdiv. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Айлякрия / Aylyakria Restaurant, a well-known eatery in Plovdiv. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,229 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Happy Bar & Grill Novotel while exploring Plovdiv. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 4,350 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Torro Grande / Торро Гранде, a popular restaurant in Plovdiv. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 4,651 discerning diners.

Rahat Tepe is one of the best bars in Plovdiv and the perfect place for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,984 customers.

You may also want to check out Club Fargo. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your celebrations. Club Fargo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,132 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Котка и Мишка, Cat and Mouse Beer Bar. Котка и Мишка, Cat and Mouse Beer Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,070 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

Raise a toast to the start of your 8-day road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia

  • Plovdiv
  • Sofia
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 28 min

  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
  • Youth Hill
  • 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 Plovdiv and Sofia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sofia, where you will stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Singing Fountains. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,362 reviews.

Next up is “Tsar Simeon Garden” Park. This park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,346 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis. This point of interest has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,705 reviews.

Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,603 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Youth Hill. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,014 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Plovdiv and set your GPS to Sofia. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 45 min. Upon reaching Sofia, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Sofia. Sofia 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.

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

Reserve a table at Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant, a renowned restaurant in Sofia. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,010 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Restaurant "Staria Chinar" while in Sofia. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,717 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Sofia at Art Club Museum, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,570 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Bar Friday, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Bar Friday is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,410 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The Cocktail Bar. Around 2,814 customers have rated their experience at The Cocktail Bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

One More Bar also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Sofia, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 bar-goers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Sofia
  • More

Drive 32 km, 1 hour 26 min

  • North Park
  • National Palace of Culture
  • South Park
  • Sofia Zoo
  • Park "Geo Milev
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Sofia. You’ll stay in Sofia for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit The Wrong Bar. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Sofia has received a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from around 1,293 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Taj Mahal Restaurant should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Sofia, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,423 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Luciano. This highly regarded restaurant in Sofia has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,291 satisfied guests.

Halbite Beer Hall is one of the best bars in Sofia and the perfect place for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,280 customers.

You may also want to check out Lime Cafe & Cocktails. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your celebrations. Lime Cafe & Cocktails is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,223 customers.

Alternatively, head out to 5 Corners Pub. 5 Corners Pub has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,463 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia and Lovech

  • Sofia
  • Lovech
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Drive 166 km, 3 hours 26 min

  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  • More

On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Sofia and Lovech. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Lovech, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable church has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,648 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Park "Zaimov" is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,209 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Sofia is Borisova Gradina Park. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 27,346 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Sofia offers an experience you will remember.

Eagles' Bridge is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Sofia. This stone bridge promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.4 out of 5 stars in 10,196 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on Ivan Vazov National Theater. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,760 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Sofia, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Lovech may take around 2 hours 15 min. Upon your arrival in Lovech, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Lovech. 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.

Don't forget to book a table at Ачевата механа, a well-known eatery in Lovech. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,337 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Drakata while exploring Lovech. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,743 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Tavern Varosha, a popular restaurant in Lovech. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 930 discerning diners.

We recommend Iron Fe -26 Coffee & Friends for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 661 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like Бар КРАФТ (KRAFT Craft Beer Bar) to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 153 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try Пицария "Версай". Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 174 customers, this bar is one of Lovech’s best places to relax after a long day.

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 – Veliko Tarnovo and Shumen

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Shumen
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Drive 228 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Marno Pole Park
  • Ascension Cathedral
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Trapezitsa Fortress
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable road trip in Bulgaria. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Veliko Tarnovo and Shumen, 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 Shumen. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Lovech, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Veliko Tarnovo. Your travel time is around 1 hour 13 min.

Make Marno Pole Park one of your first sightseeing stops in Veliko Tarnovo. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,637 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This church is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 224 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Tsarevets Fortress. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,802 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Trapezitsa Fortress. A trip to this popular sightseeing destination is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 2,182 previous visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Veliko Tarnovo, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Shumen. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 57 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Primo Bar & Grill, a distinguished dining establishment in Shumen. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,308 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Shumen is Vienna garden. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,079 happy diners.

Popsheytanov's House stands out as a local favorite in Shumen. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 840 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit BACARDI CLUB, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,210 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Bulgaria.

If you would like to try another place, Zino Club is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Shumen, this bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 646 customers.

СПОРТЕН БАР И ГРИЛ "РЕФЕРИТЕ" is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. СПОРТЕН БАР И ГРИЛ "РЕФЕРИТЕ" has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 285 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Nessebar and Burgas

  • Varna
  • Nesebar
  • Burgas
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Sea Garden
  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Sunny Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Bulgaria. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Varna, Nessebar, and Burgas. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Burgas. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Varna. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 6 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Sea Garden. This much-appreciated urban park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 32,289 reviews.

Next up is Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This eastern orthodox cathedral has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,003 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Nessebar, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Varna to Nessebar may take around 1 hour 32 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Sunny Beach. This extraordinary town has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,830 visitors.

Next, make your way to Church of Saint Sophia. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,853 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Burgas. Burgas 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.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Happy Bar & Grill, an iconic dining spot in Burgas. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 6,335 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Happy Bar & Grill while in Burgas. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 5,139 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Romance Pub & Pizza, a favorite in Burgas. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,070 discerning guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, Papa Beer - Craft Beer Bar is a great place to go. Around 981 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Caribe has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. Caribe has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,358 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Ti Bar & Kitchen - ресторант и бар в Бургас. If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Burgas. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 835 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Stara Zagora and Plovdiv

  • Burgas
  • Stara Zagora
  • Plovdiv
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Drive 278 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • The Clock
  • The Sea Garden
  • Bedechka Park
  • Park “Ayazmo“
  • Artilereeski Park
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Bulgaria, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Burgas, Stara Zagora, and Plovdiv. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Plovdiv. Plovdiv will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to The Clock. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Burgas, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,744 visitors.

The Sea Garden is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,703 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

After soaking in Burgas’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Stara Zagora. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 48 min. When you arrive in Stara Zagora, it's time to take a break from the road.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to “Bedechka” Park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,214 visitors.

Park “Ayazmo“ is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,233 visitors.

Artileriyski Park is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,601 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Plovdiv. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 10 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Plovdiv, 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 Plovdiv's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Book a table at Pavaj, a famous dining establishment in Plovdiv. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,861 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Plovdiv is Restaurant SOUTH breeze, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 3,322 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Plovdiv’s Hemingway Restaurant for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,363 satisfied diners.

Rock Bar Download is one of the best bars in Plovdiv and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 845 customers.

You may also want to check out Но сенс клуб, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Но сенс клуб is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 984 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Bar The Post. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 425 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Plovdiv - departure day

  • Plovdiv - Departure day
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  • Alyosha Monument
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Day 8 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Plovdiv 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 Plovdiv’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.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Plovdiv. 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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