8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

8 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Melnik
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Arbanasi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Nessebar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Varna
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

1
day
Melnik

Melnik ©
Melnik is a town in Blagoevgrad Province, southwestern Bulgaria, in the southwestern Pirin Mountains, about 440 m above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rozhen Monastery, don't miss a visit to Kordopulova House, and then learn about winemaking at Villa Melnik Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melnik trip builder app.

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain to Melnik is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Melnik

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Melnik Winery
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Rozhen Monastery ©
Rozhen Monastery
Villa Melnik Winery ©
Villa Melnik Winery
Kordopulova House ©
Kordopulova House

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Assen's Fortress, thenexamine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church. On the next day, make a trip to Roman Ruins and Tomb, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzhumaya Mosque, and then examine the collection at Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Melnik to Plovdiv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arbanasi.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Roman Ruins and Tomb, Assen's Fortress
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Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress
Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv ©
Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv
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"St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church

1
night
Arbanasi

Arbanasi ©
Arbanasi is a village in Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, Veliko Tarnovo Province of central northern Bulgaria, set on a high plateau between the larger towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Gorna Oryahovitsa. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lyaskovets Monastery "Sv. Sv. Peter and Paul", thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, thensee the interesting displays at Konstantsalieva House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arbanasi trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Plovdiv to Arbanasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Arbanasi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nessebar.

Things to do in Arbanasi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lyaskovets Monastery "Sv. Sv. Peter and Paul"
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Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita
Konstantsalieva House ©
Konstantsalieva House

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nights
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, do a tasting at Winery Messembria, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Blaise. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Stephens Church, delve into the distant past at Church of Saint Sophia, thenenjoy the sea views from Embankment, thensee the interesting displays at Archeological Museum Burgas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St George Church Църква Св.Георги.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nessebar attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Arbanasi to Nessebar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Church of St. Blaise, Embankment, Archeological Museum Burgas, St George Church Църква Св.Георги
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St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Winery Messembria ©
Winery Messembria

1
night
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of new History of Varna, thensee the interesting displays at Butterfly House Varna, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Varna Karting Track.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Varna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nessebar to Varna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Fun & Games
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Ретро Музей/Retro Museum ©
Ретро Музей/Retro Museum
Butterfly House Varna ©
Butterfly House Varna
Museum of new History of Varna ©
Museum of new History of Varna

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