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Varna to Stara Zagora, Bansko, Ruse

  • 3 days

  • Bus

  • Ruse

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Sofia

    3 days

  • Bus

  • Bansko

    2 days

  • Bus

  • Plovdiv

    2 days

  • Train

  • Stara Zagora

    1 day

  • Train

  • Varna

    3 days

16 days

This itinerary brings you through Bulgaria (Bulgaria itineraries), Eastern Europe. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities. If you prefer other holiday destinations you can look at this highlight. Pirin by Bansko is the highlight.
You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Sofia. At Sofia (Sofia in detail) you can enjoy nightlife. Many cities are snowy in December. You can pay with Lev everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Bulgarian. English should be enough for communication everywhere.
"Varna: Alboth Family at the Black Sea!"thefamilywithoutborders.com
"Varna is still affordable and fun, especially when you camp with a tent for 6 Euros."becomenomad.com
"Varna is a port city that is close to the beach, so it has a part work,part play feel to it."nomadicnotes.com
"Varna is Bulgaria (visit Bulgaria itineraries)'s hipster beach destination that's very easily accessible from Romania's Constanta."drifterplanet.com
"Varna is a must when visiting Bulgaria."chasingthedonkey.com
"Varna is a port city located on Bulgaria's Black Sea."dreamsinheels.com
Culture
Nature
Nightlife
Historic
Beach
Very Touristic
Cheap
Coast
River
Forest
Waterfall
Varna at a glance
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes

Costs: $8.00 - $11.00

"Ruse is Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries)'s fifth largest city."vagrantsoftheworld.com
Historic
Architecture
River
Ruseis always worth a visit
Great

BusTransfer

Duration: 5 hours 0 minute

Costs: $11.00 - $19.00

"Sofia is a fusion of styles and cultures and it is not everyone's cup of tea."earthsattractions.com
"Sofia is a cultured city that is packed with surprises and hidden delights."aluxurytravelblog.com
"Sofia is the cultural and historic center of Bulgaria and the most important historic buildings and museums are located here."revolvingcompass.com
"Sofia is somewhere I'd love to visit, and your photos of the architecture make it look very impressive."passingthru.com
"Sofia is one of Europe's oldest capitals and has a storied history of influence by greeks, arabs, jews and others."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Sofia is one of the best cities for value shopping on this list, given it shares a border with Turkey."wanderlustmarriage.com
Culture
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Food
Cheap
Mountain
Art
Street Art
Architecture
Sofia
Outstanding+

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 6 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $11.00

"Bansko is a popular winter ski destination so you can listen to jazz music by night and relax with spa and mineral springs by day."vickyflipfloptravels.com
"Bansko is an excellent resort if you're looking for a budget holiday and a great range of slopes for beginners."escapingreality.co.uk
"Bansko is surrounded by lakes and pine forests, and nearby Banya is famous for its thermal mineral springs."galloparoundtheglobe.com
"Bansko is a small town and a popular ski center in Bulgaria."ivasays.com
"Bansko is a place where you can expect excellent experience for a lot less."ivasays.com
"Bansko is very easy to reach because it is relatively close to Sofia (Sofia itineraries)."chasingthedonkey.com
Nature
Culture
Ski
Mountain
Hiking
Cheap
Very Touristic
Spa
Bansko
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 29 minutes

Costs: $8.00 - $11.00

"Plovdiv is not about the buildings or the architecture, Plovdiv is about the people and their stories."journeywonders.com
"Plovdiv is one of the best places to visit in Bulgaria (visit Bulgaria itineraries)."owlovertheworld.com
"Plovdiv is one of the nicest cities in Bulgaria I have also visited."brenontheroad.com
"Plovdiv is amongst the oldest cities of Europe, some sources even state it as the oldest still existing city however: the bulgarian history dates back to the 7th century B."back-packer.org
"Plovdiv is located in the Upper Thracian Plain, between Rhodope and Balkan mountains."paulinaontheroad.com
"Plovdiv is a hotbed of Thracian, Roman and Ottoman history."theglobetrottergp.com
Culture
Historic
Nature
Nightlife
Food
Art
Architecture
Mountain
River
Wine
Calm City
Plovdiv at a glance
Outstanding+

TrainTransfer

Duration: 56 minutes

Costs: $3.00 - $5.00

"Stara Zagora is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative capital of the homonymous Stara Zagora Province."owlovertheworld.com
"Stara Zagora is also called "The center of the Universe"."owlovertheworld.com
"Stara Zagora is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria."owlovertheworld.com
"Stara Zagora is called the city of Linden - the best time to witness the Linden is from May to Mid-July."owlovertheworld.com
Historic
Culture
Stara Zagora at a glance
Great

TrainTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 43 minutes

Costs: $8.00 - $10.00

"Varna: Alboth Family at the Black Sea!"thefamilywithoutborders.com
"Varna is still affordable and fun, especially when you camp with a tent for 6 Euros."becomenomad.com
"Varna is a port city that is close to the beach, so it has a part work,part play feel to it."nomadicnotes.com
"Varna is Bulgaria (visit Bulgaria itineraries)'s hipster beach destination that's very easily accessible from Romania's Constanta."drifterplanet.com
"Varna is a must when visiting Bulgaria."chasingthedonkey.com
"Varna is a port city located on Bulgaria's Black Sea."dreamsinheels.com
Culture
Nature
Nightlife
Historic
Beach
Very Touristic
Cheap
Coast
River
Forest
Waterfall
Varna at a glance
Highlight

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