9 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

9 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly + Drive:  39​h
1
Sinemorets
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Nessebar
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Varna
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Dunedin

1
night
Sinemorets

Sinemorets ©
Sinemorets is a village and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located in the very southeast of the country close to the border with Turkey, where the river Veleka flows into the sea. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sinemorets road trip planning site .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sinemorets is an approximately 39-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dunedin to Sinemorets due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Nessebar.

Things to do in Sinemorets

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Butamyata Beach, Silistar Beach
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Butamyata Beach ©
Butamyata Beach

3
nights
Nessebar

Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Irakli Beach and Kavatsite Beach. Popular historic sites such as Ravadinovo Castle and Church of St. Blaise are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Nessebar: Sozopol (Ethnographic Museum of Sozopol & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Sophia, learn about winemaking at Winery Messembria, and admire the striking features of Church of Christ Pantocrator.

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You can drive from Sinemorets to Nessebar in 2 hours. In August in Nessebar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Sozopol, Church of St. Blaise, Irakli Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ravadinovo Castle ©
Ravadinovo Castle
Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach

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nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Varna Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, see the interesting displays at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum, then delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aladzha Monastery.

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Take a bus from Nessebar to Varna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Historic Sites Museums
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Stone Forest ©
Stone Forest
Varna Archaeological Museum ©
Varna Archaeological Museum