Cheap 10-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Plovdiv to Sofia, Pleven, and Lovech

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 10-day road trip through Bulgaria! Travel to Plovdiv, Chepelare, Bachkovo, Asenovgrad, Zlatovrah, Samokov, Bistritsa, Sofia, Pleven, Karlukovo, Lukovit, Yablanitsa, Lovech, Strugat, Troyan, and Cherni Osam with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Bulgaria for less with this 10-day self-drive package. This customizable and cheap Bulgaria travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Bulgaria and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food.

This travel plan allows you to stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 4 nights in Plovdiv, 3 nights in Sofia, 1 night in Pleven, and 1 night in Lovech. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Bulgaria at the lowest price!

On arrival in Plovdiv, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Bulgaria. Bulgaria offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Bulgaria, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 10-day vacation in Bulgaria. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 9 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Bulgaria with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Bulgaria travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Bulgaria and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Bulgaria's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Bulgaria offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Bulgaria with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Bulgaria fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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24/7 travel support

Destinations

Плевен -  in BulgariaPleven / 1 night
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 3 nights
Ловеч -  in BulgariaLovech / 1 night
Photo of Iskar Panega Geopark along the Gold Panega River ,Lukovit, Bulgaria.Lukovit
Photo of beautiful and famous Monastery located in the city of Troyan ,Bulgaria.Troian
Photo of panoramic aerial view of Samokov, Bulgaria.Samokov
Photo of aerial view of Assen Fortress (Asenova krepost, Petrich), Asenovgrad, Rhodope mountains, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Asenovgrad
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv / 4 nights

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Attractions

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
Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno
Singing Fountains
Photo of detail of a church situated inside of the Troyan Monastery in Bulgaria.Troyan Monastery
North Park
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Photo of Prohodna cave is also known as God's eyes near Karlukovo village, Bulgaria.Prohodna Cave
Druzhba Park
Holy Trinity Park
Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
Knyazheska Garden
Photo of the Church of the Holy Mother of God inside of the Asen's Fortress in Rhodopes mountain, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria.Asen's Fortress
photo of view of Covered wooden bridge in the town of Lovech in Bulgaria over the Osam river.,Lovech bulgaria.Covered Bridge
Sveta Nedelya Church
Youth Hill
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
Saeva Dupka" Cave
Photo of aerial view of the Alyosha soldier monument in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Alyosha Monument
Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
Central Balkan National Park
Panega Eco Trail
photo of view of Stock Photo ID: 323530922  Bliznaka (Twin) Lake in Rila mountain, Bulgaria,Bistritsa Bulgaria.Rila
Natural Sciences Museum Cherni Osam
Zlaten Park
Riverside Landscape Park "Panega
City Park by the river Iskar
photo of  view of Arapovo Monastery, Bulgaria,Zlatovrah Bulgaria.Arapovo Monastery
Pamporovo Ski Resort
Boroland Rope Town
Great fountain

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Day 1

Day 1 – Plovdiv - arrival day

  • Plovdiv - Arrival day
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  • Youth Hill
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Your exciting road trip through Bulgaria starts when you reach the incredible city of Plovdiv, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Plovdiv and begin your adventure in Bulgaria.

Plovdiv is a popular cheap holiday destination in Bulgaria with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Plovdiv, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

An excellent option with an exciting menu is Айлякрия / Aylyakria Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,229 customers.

Another dining option is Happy Bar & Grill Novotel. This restaurant is popular among locals and cheap holiday-goers for its delicious food and reasonable prices. Happy Bar & Grill Novotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,350 reviews.

Make sure to stop by Torro Grande / Торро Гранде for a great dining experience. A favorite place to eat among many, around 4,651 customers have rated the irresistible Torro Grande / Торро Гранде an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Visit Rahat Tepe, an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks. This bar is one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,984 customers.

Club Fargo serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Plovdiv. Customers have rated Club Fargo an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,132 reviews.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Plovdiv

  • Plovdiv
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Alyosha Monument
  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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On day 2 of your budget-friendly road trip adventures in Bulgaria, you’ll go deep into Plovdiv, making the most of your 2 nights in the city. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Plovdiv, and meet locals along the way!

Make your vacation in Bulgaria more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Bulgaria and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in Bulgaria, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Plovdiv that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Pavaj, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,861 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Restaurant SOUTH breeze, so you'll want to drop by this place. Restaurant SOUTH breeze serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,322 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Plovdiv is Hemingway Restaurant. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,363 customers.

Rock Bar Download is an excellent example of a great bar in Plovdiv offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 845 customers.

You can also hang out at Но сенс клуб, another of locals’ go-to bars in Plovdiv. Но сенс клуб is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 984 customers having rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Bar The Post is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Plovdiv. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from more than 425 bar-goers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Chepelare, Bachkovo, Asenovgrad, Zlatovrah, and Plovdiv

  • Asenovgrad
  • Plovdiv
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Drive 190 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Pamporovo Ski Resort
  • Bachkovo Monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno
  • Asen's Fortress
  • Arapovo Monastery
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On day 3 of your affordable vacation in Bulgaria, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Plovdiv. You’ll start exploring in Plovdiv. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Bulgaria, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, Asen's Fortress is a great place to start with. This fortress is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,063 visitors.

Set your GPS to Plovdiv and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 41 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Plovdiv beckons with new experiences!

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

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Plovdiv offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Bulgaria.

One musty-try restaurant is р-нт , Малък Бунарджик". This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,166 customers.

PASA Restaurant is an excellent alternative with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,284 reviews. PASA Restaurant is known for its delicious meals that will surely satisfy your hunger.

Another of the best places to eat in the area is Restaurant Rio. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,069 customers because of their good food, service, and ambiance.

Enjoy a drink or two at Wunderbaer - Hills Beer Bar & Shop. Around 180 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Locals also enjoy the cocktails at Morado Bar & Dinner, where you can relax and have some fun. Morado Bar & Dinner is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 2,509 customers.

Another top-rated bar option is Secrets Club, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars in 880 reviews. This bar is known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Bulgaria. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Bulgaria!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Samokov, Bistritsa, and Sofia

  • Samokov
  • Sofia
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Drive 256 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Great fountain
  • City Park by the river Iskar
  • Boroland Rope Town
  • Rila
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Day 4 of your road trip across Bulgaria offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Samokov, Bistritsa, and Sofia. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Sofia.

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

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Great fountain. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 301 reviews.

City Park by the river Iskar is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,225 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Boroland Rope Town. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 731 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Samokov, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bistritsa. This drive usually takes around 46 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Kick off the day at Rila, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This urban park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,899 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bistritsa 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 6 min. Upon reaching Sofia, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Sofia. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Sofia, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Sofia offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Bulgaria.

You could check out Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,010 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Restaurant "Staria Chinar" is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 diners.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at Art Club Museum. This restaurant is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. Art Club Museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,570 customer reviews.

Bar Friday is one of the best bars you can visit in Sofia tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,410 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like The Cocktail Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,814 customers.

Alternatively, try One More Bar. One More Bar is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 customers.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Sofia!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 16 km, 56 min

  • North Park
  • Holy Trinity Park
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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Day 5’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Sofia, proving that cheap holidays in Bulgaria can be extraordinary.

Visiting the most popular travel destinations in Bulgaria sometimes leaves you longing for more. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique and cheap tours to try out in Bulgaria. Bulgaria has something for everyone, and you can easily pick an activity you can add to your affordable vacation package. Check out all of the budget-friendly tours in Bulgaria that will fill you with new inspiration.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Sofia, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

We recommend a local favorite like The Wrong Bar. This restaurant serves delicious dishes at surprisingly cheap prices and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 customers.

Taj Mahal Restaurant is another excellent restaurant we recommend for budget travelers in Sofia. This restaurant offers good food at even better prices and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,423 customers.

Another popular restaurant in Sofia you might want to check out is Luciano. Luciano is a local favorite with a variety of value-for-money dishes on their menu. Customers have rated this fantastic restaurant an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,291 reviews.

Enjoy a drink or two at Halbite Beer Hall. Around 2,280 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Locals also enjoy the cocktails at Lime Cafe & Cocktails, where you can relax and have some fun. Lime Cafe & Cocktails is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,223 customers.

Another top-rated bar option is 5 Corners Pub, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,463 reviews. This bar is known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Bulgaria with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Sofia
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Druzhba Park
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Sofia Zoo
  • South Park
  • National Palace of Culture
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Day 6 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Bulgaria. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Sofia!

Bulgaria is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Bulgaria, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Bulgaria. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Bulgaria that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Sofia has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

One place locals and cheap holiday-goers recommend is Mamma Mia Ltd. This restaurant is known for its delicious and comforting foods and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,252 customers.

Island Restaurant is another popular restaurant you can eat at to ensure an affordable and pleasant vacation. This restaurant serves good food at low prices and has an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,035 customers.

Марайа Класик / Maraia Classic has a menu of appetizing and reasonably priced meals, so you might want to check it out too. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,002 reviews.

K. E. B. A. Offers many snacks and liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,055 customers.

If you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Sofia, check out By the Way. This bar is an excellent place to hang out and relax after a busy day, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 909 customers.

To ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination, visit Грийн бар. Грийн бар offers affordable drinks and snacks and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,037 reviews.

A road trip vacation in Sofia can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Bulgaria!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Sofia and Pleven

  • Sofia
  • Pleven
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Drive 179 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Park "Zaimov"
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Day 7 of your road trip across Bulgaria is another proof that cheap holidays in Bulgaria can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 2 wonderful destinations — Sofia and Pleven.

Make St. Nedelya Church your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this church an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 5,593 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Knyazheska Garden. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,672 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

Eagles' Bridge is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This stone bridge has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,196 visitors.

When you’re finished at Eagles' Bridge, the perfect next stop is Borisova Gradina Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 27,346 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Park "Zaimov". This park is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,209 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Sofia and set your GPS to Pleven. 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 2 hours 23 min. Upon reaching Pleven, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Pleven offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Bulgaria. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Pleven, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

Visit the popular Life Restaurant & sushi. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,799 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in Bulgaria is Дежа Вю Пица & Ресторант. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,699 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the area's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Canape Food # STRIP Club. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,419 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

One of the best bars in Pleven you could visit tonight after your dinner is Revue - Coffee and Food. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 851 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Momento bar & pizza. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 547 customers.

Locals also enjoy Кафе-Бар Бораго. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 537 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Karlukovo, Lukovit, Yablanitsa, and Lovech

  • Lukovit
  • Lovech
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Drive 149 km, 2 hours 33 min

  • Zlaten Park
  • Riverside Landscape Park "Panega
  • Panega Eco Trail
  • Prohodna Cave
  • Saeva Dupka" Cave
  • More

Day 8 of your self-drive vacation in Bulgaria will take you to the city of Lovech, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Lovech, you'll explore 4 popular cheap holiday destinations in Bulgaria, including Karlukovo, Lukovit, Yablanitsa, and Lovech.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Lukovit. This drive usually takes around 48 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

While exploring Bulgaria is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Lovech has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Lovech on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Savor the culinary delights of Lovech, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Eat at Ачевата механа. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,337 reviews.

You can also check out Drakata. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,743 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Tavern Varosha. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 930 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Iron Fe -26 Coffee & Friends, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 661 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Бар КРАФТ (KRAFT Craft Beer Bar). This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 153 customers.

Пицария "Версай" is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 174 customers.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Bulgaria!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lovech, Strugat, Troyan, Cherni Osam, and Plovdiv

  • Lovech
  • Plovdiv
  • Troian
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Drive 196 km, 4 hours 5 min

  • Covered Bridge
  • Troyan Monastery
  • Natural Sciences Museum Cherni Osam
  • Central Balkan National Park
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On day 9 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Bulgaria, you’ll experience 5 charming destinations — Lovech, Strugat, Troyan, Cherni Osam, and Plovdiv. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Plovdiv.

Take the opportunity to see Covered Bridge. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,683 visitors.

Troyan’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Lovech behind. This drive usually takes around 37 min. Troyan welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Plovdiv. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Plovdiv, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Bulgaria shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Plovdiv is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

RESTAURANT Raia is an excellent example. Here, you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 936 customers.

Ресторант "Старият Пловдив" is another great restaurant option for budget travelers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,012 customers.

Locals enjoy dining at Италиански ресторант Пикантино, and you might want to check it out too. This restaurant has an exciting menu and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 869 reviews.

After dinner, visit бар Фабрик for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 698 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Винтидж хаус. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 343 customers, it's safe to say that Винтидж хаус promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend ANYWAY Social Bar. This bar, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 311 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Bulgaria! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Plovdiv!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Plovdiv - departure day

  • Plovdiv - Departure day
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  • Old Town Of Plovdiv - Architectural Reserve
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Your budget road trip vacation in Bulgaria is about to end. Day 10 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Plovdiv.

As your final day in Bulgaria unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Plovdiv’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Bulgaria.

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

For example, Kitchen of Raya / Кухнята на Рая has a menu of appetizing food and refreshing beverages and is rated at an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 895 customers.

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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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.