8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Saarbrucken
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Nessebar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sofia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
Saarbrucken

1
day
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a splash at Action Aquapark, do some two-wheel cruising with Karting Sunny Beach, then admire the striking features of Church of Christ Pantocrator, and finally contemplate the long history of Nessebar.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nessebar trip builder website

Saarbrucken, Germany to Nessebar is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Saarbrucken in November, expect nights in Nessebar to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

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Sunny Beach
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Nessebar ©
Nessebar
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach

2
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Plovdiv

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Retro Photo Old Plovdiv, don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sveta Marina church. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bachkovo Monastery, contemplate the long history of Assen's Fortress, then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, and finally have fun at Children's Railway.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv road trip planning site

You can drive from Nessebar to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

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Bachkovo Monastery
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Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Retro Photo Old Plovdiv ©
Retro Photo Old Plovdiv

3
days
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Go for a jaunt from Sofia to Rila to see Rila Monastery about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, contemplate the long history of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi), hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, and wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

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You can drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Sofia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Rila Monastery
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski ©
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
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