7 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

7 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Varna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sveti Vlas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sozopol
— 1 night
Ferry:  45 min
4
Sunny Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dublin

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Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, and then examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Stone Forest, get a taste of the local shopping with INHOM Art Glass Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Le Papillon, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tina Art Gallery.

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

Dublin, Ireland to Varna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Varna due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in September; daily highs in Varna reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sveti Vlas.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik
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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik ©
Stone Forest ©
Stone Forest

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Afanasiy the Great, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Blaise, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Motorcycles, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Emine.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sveti Vlas trip planning website .

Drive from Varna to Sveti Vlas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sveti Vlas are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Sveti Vlas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cape Emine
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Cape Emine ©
Cape Emine

1
night
Sozopol

Sozopol ©
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Zosima, stop by Boutique Wine Shop, then step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Church of The Most Holy Mother.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sozopol day trip planning site .

You can drive from Sveti Vlas to Sozopol in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sozopol are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Sozopol

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ravadinovo Castle
Church of The Most Holy Mother ©
Church of The Most Holy Mother
Boutique Wine Shop ©
Boutique Wine Shop

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Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
On the 8th (Sun), browse the different shops at Royal Beach Mall, join the crowd at Karting Sunny Beach, and then kick back and relax at Irakli Beach. Keep things going the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Stephens Church, take in the exciting artwork at Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Sophia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Savior Church.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Sozopol to Sunny Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nessebar, Irakli Beach
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Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach
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Church of Saint Sophia

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