9-Day Road Trip to Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia

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9 days & 8 nights
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Explore Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia on an epic 9-day European road trip. Sofia, Kyustendil, Thessaloniki, and Skopje await!

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 4 nights in Bulgaria, 2 nights in Greece, and 2 nights in North Macedonia.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Bulgaria, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Sofia and begin your adventure from there. Explore Sofia, Kyustendil, and Plovdiv, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Greece. Immerse yourself in the allure of Thessaloniki, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of North Macedonia. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Skopje.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Thessaloniki’s White Tower of Thessaloniki and Skopje's iconic Old Bazaar. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 9-day self-drive adventure in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Included

Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 3 nights
Panoramic view of Skopje town with Vodno hill in the background.Skopje / 2 nights
Thessaloniki Municipal Unit - city in GreeceThessaloniki / 2 nights
Кюстендил -  in BulgariaKyustendil / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv

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Photo of aerial drone view of iconic historic landmark ,old byzantine White Tower of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.White Tower of Thessaloniki
Photo of aerial drone panoramic view of iconic landmark Aristotelous square in the heart of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.Aristotelous Square
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Old Bazaar, Chair, Skopje, Municipality of Chair, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaOld Bazaar
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
The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos, 1st District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceThe Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
Singing Fountains
photo of view of Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece.Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
North Park
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
photo of view of Agia Sofia Square travel guide, Thessaloniki, Greece.Agias Sofias Square
photo of View of a fruits and vegetables stand at the outdoor market Kapani in Thessaloniki Greece,Thessaloniki Greece.Kapani
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Knyazheska Garden
Photo of Skopje Zoo, Macedonia.Skopje Zoo
photo of Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
photo of view ofAtatürk useumM, Thessaloniki, Greece.Atatürk useumM
Photo of Archaeological Museum of Macedonia and famous Stone Bridge in downtown of Skopje.Stone Bridge in Skopje
Photo of Millennium Cross on the top of Vodno mountain hill in Skopje, Macedonia.Millennium Cross
Skopje City ​​Park, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSkopje City Park
Church of St. Demetrios, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceChurch of St Demetrios
Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaMemorial House of Mother Teresa
Square Macedonia, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSquare „Macedonia“
Square „Philip II”
Photo of aerial view of a mountainous landscape in Macedonia view from the top of Vodno mountain near Skopje.Vodno
Шато Камник ВинаријаWinery „Kamnik“

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • North Park
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Sofia in Bulgaria. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Sofia for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Bulgaria to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Sofia before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Sofia — North Park. About 10,850 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Sofia. 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.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia by rewarding yourself with a taste of Sofia’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Mamma Mia Ltd, a highly-rated dining destination in Sofia. If you're eager to try something different, consider Divaka, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Halbite Beer Hall, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Lime Cafe & Cocktails, a bar catering to every mood and preference.

Your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 6 km, 46 min

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

Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia has in store for you! You will be staying in Sofia for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

A tour of Sofia is not complete without a visit to the famous Borisova Gradina Park. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,346 travelers.

Make the most of your Sofia travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Eagles' Bridge. This stone bridge and unique destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,196 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Knyazheska Garden for an experience worth remembering. This local park and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,672 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Ivan Vazov National Theater. This amazing site is a wonderful sightseeing destination with more than 9,760 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Sofia. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Face bar & dinner, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Art Club Museum is another top choice with a popular menu.

Celebrate day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia, Reduta, and Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
  • Sofia
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Drive 304 km, 4 hours 27 min

  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Sofia Zoo
  • South Park
  • National Palace of Culture
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On day 3 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Reduta in Bulgaria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Thessaloniki, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Reduta, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Reduta, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A tour of Reduta is not complete without a visit to the famous Park "Geo Milev". This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,324 travelers.

Set your GPS to Thessaloniki, Greece and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 36 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Thessaloniki beckons with new experiences!

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Sofia today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Sofia Zoo. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,962 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular South Park. This incredible attraction and park holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 30,763 visitors.

According to travelers in Sofia, the extraordinary National Palace of Culture is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and convention center is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,510 visitors.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Thessaloniki’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Thessaloniki. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Kitchen Bar, a highly-rated dining destination in Thessaloniki. If you're eager to try something different, consider The Greek, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Ενοχές Bar. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Thessaloniki this evening.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Vogatsikou 3, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Castra- All Day Terrace Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Apallou provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

As the night falls in Thessaloniki, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki
  • Agias Sofias Square
  • Aristotelous Square
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Day 4 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Thessaloniki. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

The Umbrellas Sculpture by Zogolopoulos is a travelers’ favorite in Thessaloniki, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,676 visitors.

In Thessaloniki, don’t miss Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, a great archaeological museum and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,009 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Thessaloniki off your list when you visit the wonderful White Tower of Thessaloniki. This popular sight is an outstanding fortified tower, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 51,335 travelers. Approximately 290,192 people visit this attraction each year.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Agias Sofias Square. This square and place of interest has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,231 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, the fantastic Aristotelous Square awaits. This square is a tourist hot spot, garnering an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 42,159 visitors.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Thessaloniki. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Bulgaria in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at rOOTS, a highly-rated dining destination in Thessaloniki. If you're eager to try something different, consider Menta, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Opsopoion Maganeiai. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Thessaloniki this evening.

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

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia! Enjoy your evening in Thessaloniki to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Thessaloniki and Skopje

  • Skopje
  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Kapani
  • Church of St Demetrios
  • Atatürk useumM
  • Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, 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 to see in Thessaloniki in Greece. In the evening, you’ll end up in Skopje, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Set your GPS to Skopje, North Macedonia and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 51 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Skopje beckons with new experiences!

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated market and attraction in Thessaloniki — Kapani. About 11,618 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The popular Holy Church of Saint Demetrius, Patron Saint of Thessalonica is another top sight in Thessaloniki that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved church in the area, rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 5,909 visitors.

Atatürk Museum is a spectacular house museum and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Thessaloniki, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,650 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Arch of Galerius and Rotunda. Because of its allure and charm, around 12,215 visitors have rated this attraction and tetrapylon an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Skopje. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Skopje. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

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

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Café Capri, known for its inviting atmosphere. Badu bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Chillin' Bar provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia! Enjoy your evening in Skopje to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Skopje

  • Skopje
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Drive 28 km, 4 hours 29 min

  • Winery „Kamnik“
  • Square „Philip II”
  • Skopje Zoo
  • Millennium Cross
  • Vodno
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On day 6, you will wake up in Skopje with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Skopje before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Winery „Kamnik“. This outstanding bar and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 165 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Winery „Kamnik“ is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Square „Philip II” is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This sightseeing destination and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 384 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing zoo, Skopje Zoo. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,910 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Millennium Cross, an outstanding bar, is one place you should visit while in Skopje considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,303 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Vodno and discover what makes this local mountain and wonder one of the best attractions in Skopje. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 253 travelers.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Skopje’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

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 Pelister, an iconic dining spot in Skopje. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Restaurant Skopski Merak, a popular restaurant in Skopje. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Daily Food & Wine, a hidden gem nestled in Skopje. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Piazza Liberta, known for its inviting atmosphere. Van Gogh Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Woodstock Craft Beer & Rock provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Skopje and Kyustendil

  • Kyustendil
  • Skopje
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Drive 140 km, 2 hours 53 min

  • Square „Macedonia“
  • Stone Bridge in Skopje
  • Memorial House of Mother Teresa
  • Skopje City Park
  • Old Bazaar
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. Today's main destinations are Skopje in North Macedonia, 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 Kyustendil. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Kyustendil, Bulgaria. This car ride takes around 2 hours 11 min.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Skopje is the magnificent Macedonia Square. Around 2,849 visitors have rated this excellent point of interest and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Stone Bridge in Skopje on this leg of your adventure in North Macedonia. This attraction is a well-known footbridge that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 4,994 travelers.

The remarkable Mother Theresa Memorial House is known to be one of the best places to visit in Skopje, and its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,599 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Skopje by exploring the captivating City Park. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,066 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Skopje exploration list!

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Kyustendil.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Kyustendil. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

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 Restaurant Friends, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Hotel Ramira beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Vintage bar and dinner. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Kyustendil tonight.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Vogue, known for its lively atmosphere.

Celebrate day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Kyustendil, Plovdiv, and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Plovdiv
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Drive 403 km, 4 hours 50 min

  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Singing Fountains
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your multi-country journey across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Plovdiv in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Sofia where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kyustendil, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Plovdiv. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 47 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Something that makes Plovdiv the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding point of interest, Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,603 visitors.

The famous Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Plovdiv's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 7,705 travelers have rated this incredible sightseeing destination and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Plovdiv is also home to the extraordinary “Tsar Simeon Garden” Park, which boasts a 4.8 out of 5 star rating in 15,346 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Singing Fountains. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 12,362 reviews, a visit to this wonderful park and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Sofia. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Sofia. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Bulgaria in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

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 J. J. Murphy's, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Restaurant "Staria Chinar" boasts a menu that's sure to impress.

Take in the ambiance of Sofia as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Sofia - departure day

  • Sofia - Departure day
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  • Park "Zaimov"
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On day 9 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Sofia before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

On your last day in Bulgaria, take time to indulge in shopping at Sofia’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Bulgaria. Each store here is brimming with unique finds. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of Bulgaria forever.

Get a last taste of Bulgaria’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Sofia and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.

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. If you're in the mood for something new, try Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant, another premier location with a delectable menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Sofia for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 9-day European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia with fond memories. Safe travels!

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Download Europe’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Europe’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.