19 days in Sofia, Varna & Burgas Province Itinerary

19 days in Sofia, Varna & Burgas Province Itinerary

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19 days in Sofia, Varna & Burgas Province Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sofia
— 7 nights
Bus:  6​h
2
Varna
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Burgas
— 5 nights
Bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Sofia
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Tehran

7
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin), Rila Monastery (in Rila) and Bansko (Holy Trinity Church, Velyanova House, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sofia trip simple and quick.

Tehran, Iran to Sofia is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tehran in March, with highs in Sofia at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varna.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Bansko, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, Tsari Mali Grad, Rila Monastery
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 17:
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko

5
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Get out of town with these interesting Varna side-trips: Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich) and Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik (in Balchik). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park, see the interesting displays at Butterfly House Varna, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphinarium Varna.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Varna day trip planner.

Getting from Sofia to Varna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Varna can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Burgas.

Things to do in Varna

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Cape Kaliakra
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''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park
Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik ©
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra

5
nights
Burgas

Burgas ©
Surrounded by lakes and the sea, Burgas represents a popular vacation spot because of its nature, mild climate, and proximity to several charming ancient towns.
Burgas is known for parks, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Sea Garden, pause for some photo ops at Arch of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church Saint Cross, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Saint Ivan Rilskiy.

Before you visit Burgas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Varna to Burgas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Burgas can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Burgas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pomorie Lake
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Sea Garden ©
Sea Garden
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary ©
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Strandzha ©
Strandzha

1
day
Sofia

Sofia
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sofia online travel route builder .

Drive from Burgas to Sofia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You will leave for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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