11 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

11 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Golden Sands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Sveti Vlas
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Budapest


Sozopol ©
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perla Beach and Church of The Most Holy Mother. Get a sense of the local culture at St George Church Църква Св.Георги and Ravadinovo Castle. Explore Sozopol's surroundings by going to Beglik-Tash (in Primorsko) and Burgas (Archeological Museum Burgas, Armenian Church Saint Cross, & more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, and make a trip to Northern Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sozopol trip app .

Budapest, Hungary to Sozopol is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Sozopol is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Sozopol. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Golden Sands.

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Burgas, Primorsko
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Saint Nicholas Chapel ©
Saint Nicholas Chapel
Church of The Most Holy Mother ©
Church of The Most Holy Mother

Golden Sands

Golden Sands ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nirvana Beach and then try to win big at INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Golden Sands holiday planner.

You can drive from Sozopol to Golden Sands in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Golden Sands, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sveti Vlas.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sveti Vlas

Sveti Vlas ©
Sveti Vlas, is a town and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located in Nesebar municipality, Burgas Province. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of St. Blaise and Church of St. John the Baptist. Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel and Holy Savior Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Sveti Vlas' surroundings by going to Monastery of St. George (in Pomorie), Irakli Beach (in Obzor) and Church of the Assumption (in Nessebar). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Winery Messembria, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ Pantocrator, and make a splash at Action Aquapark.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sveti Vlas road trip site .

Traveling by car from Golden Sands to Sveti Vlas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sveti Vlas

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Nessebar, Pomorie, Camel Park Sunny Beach, Irakli Beach, Action Aquapark
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Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach
Church of St. John the Baptist ©
Church of St. John the Baptist