5-Day Bulgaria Weekend Getaway in Sofia

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Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
4 nights included
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Sofia welcomes you to a refreshing 5-day weekend getaway where you can unwind. Experience captivating views and rich culture in Bulgaria, making the most of every minute of your short escape.

Experience the charm of Sofia, nestled at the base of Vitosha Mountain. This Bulgarian capital boasts a tapestry of Roman ruins, Ottoman mosques, and modern-day landmarks. Highlights include the majestic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the lively Vitosha Boulevard, offering a glimpse into the city's multifaceted character.

This fantastic 5-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in Bulgaria over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 4 nights in Sofia, taking in its beauty and energy while maximizing your time in Bulgaria.

Spend your wonderful weekend break in Bulgaria visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in Bulgaria and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.

Your accommodation will be conveniently located for easy access to many of the best places to see and do in Bulgaria. You'll have plenty of time to stroll through local markets and shopping streets. Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content, and take a bit of Bulgaria home with you to remind you of your vacation in Sofia.

Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Sofia. By the end of your weekend getaway in Bulgaria, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.

This 5-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in Bulgaria. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect weekend getaway in Sofia. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in Bulgaria.

For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to Bulgaria. This way, you can discover hidden gems and explore Bulgaria at your own pace.

On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We'll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized.

Booking a complete vacation in Sofia has never been this fast and easy. The best services in Sofia fill up quickly, so select a date and start planning your weekend getaway to Bulgaria today!

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Hotel, 4 nights
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Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 4 nights

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Attractions

South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
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
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Holy Trinity Park
Knyazheska Garden
Russian Monument Square
Muzeiko
photo of view of Sofia's cityscape, blending old-world charm with modernity, featuring the iconic lion bridge, Bulgaria.Lions' Bridge
Sveta Nedelya Church
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
Vassil Levski Monument

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • Lions' Bridge
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Your exciting weekend getaway in Bulgaria begins as you arrive in Sofia. Explore the city's charm while spending 4 nights at one of the best hotels and places to stay in Sofia.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Lions' Bridge, a remarkable footbridge where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 6,331 reviews.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Sofia. Check-in at hotels in Bulgaria normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Sofia offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

Sofia is filled with restaurant and bar options that fit all budgets. After a day spent exploring, choose from the city’s best dining and drinking establishments. End this day of your weekend getaway in Bulgaria with a delicious meal and a relaxing drink.

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. Make sure to reserve a table at Mamma Mia Ltd, an iconic dining spot in Sofia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Halbite Beer Hall, a top-rated bar in the area.

Soak in the unique vibe of the city of Sofia tonight! Relax with a drink after your rewarding weekend getaway experience in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Sofia Zoo
  • South Park
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Russian Monument Square
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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Today marks day 2 of your relaxing weekend break in Bulgaria. Embrace the beauty and spirit of Sofia as you look forward to 3 nights filled with joy and adventure.

Drop by the renowned Sofia Zoo. This popular zoo has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 14,962 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is South Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,763 visitors, this park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to National Palace of Culture. This convention center has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 14,510 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Russian Monument Square. This sightseeing destination and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,588 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Ivan Vazov National Theater. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 9,760 travelers, this sightseeing destination is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Sofia.

Your discoveries in Sofia do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Sofia on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

When it’s time to dine or unwind, Sofia offers a wide range of restaurants and bars on your weekend trip. Take your pick from the city’s best dining and drinking spots. Savor a great meal, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy the nightlife scene before calling it a night in Bulgaria.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Divaka, a top-rated dining destination in Sofia.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Lime Cafe & Cocktails, a prime destination for a thrilling night out.

Sit back and relax as you savor every minute of your stay in Sofia. Celebrate Bulgaria and your 5-day weekend getaway!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Sveta Nedelya Church
  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Borisova Gradina Park
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As you continue your weekend adventure in Bulgaria on day 3, the charm of Sofia awaits. Enjoy the remaining 2 nights as you continue exploring new sights and making lasting memories.

When you're ready to see some sights, St. Nedelya Church is a great place to start. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,593 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. This church has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,034 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Knyazheska Garden. The park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,672 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Eagles' Bridge. This stone bridge is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 10,196 reviews.

Borisova Gradina Park is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 27,346 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

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

You’ll have plenty of restaurant and bar options in Sofia during your weekend getaway. So when you’re done exploring, and it’s time to eat, all you have to do is take your pick of the city’s best dining and drinking spots.

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 Face bar & dinner, a top pick for dinner tonight.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible weekend getaway in Bulgaria!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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  • Muzeiko
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Vassil Levski Monument
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
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Day 4 of your weekend escape in Bulgaria offers another exciting opportunity to discover the wonders of Sofia. Fuel up for adventure with a delicious breakfast and anticipate 1 night filled with unforgettable memories.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Muzeiko. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,650 visitors.

When you’re finished at Muzeiko, head to Park "Geo Milev". This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,324 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Park "Zaimov". This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,209 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Vasil Levski Monument. This sightseeing destination is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,259 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This famous church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,648 travelers.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Sofia on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

Sofia is filled with restaurant and bar options that fit all budgets. After a day spent exploring, choose from the city’s best dining and drinking establishments. End this day of your weekend getaway in Bulgaria with a delicious meal and a relaxing drink.

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. Make sure to reserve a table at Art Club Museum, an iconic dining spot in Sofia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world.

This is the perfect time to relax and enjoy your weekend getaway in Bulgaria to the fullest. Savor every minute of your stay in Sofia!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sofia - departure day

  • Sofia - Departure day
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  • Holy Trinity Park
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Your remarkable 5-day weekend getaway in Sofia is about to end, and soon you’ll say goodbye to the region. Day 5 is your departure day and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the region and Bulgaria's charming sights. Depending on how much time you have until you start your journey home, we recommend visiting some more attractions.

If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving Bulgaria, the popular Holy Trinity Park is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Sofia.

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 region’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.

Before you conclude your weekend getaway in Sofia, drop by a top-rated restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the local food culture over a fantastic meal.

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

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