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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 is in an excellent base from which to explore other Black Sea destinations."thewayfarersbook.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 a port city located on Bulgaria's Black Sea."dreamsinheels.com
"Varna is a popular place for beach goers and is the headquarters for the Bulgarian Navy."globalgaz.com
"Varna is the perfect place to be if you want to get close to the center of the action but far from the maddening crowd."chasingthedonkey.com
"Varna is still affordable and fun, especially when you camp with a tent for 6 Euros."becomenomad.com
Culture
Nature
Nightlife
Historic
Beach
Very Touristic
Cheap
Coast
River
Forest
Waterfall
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
Great

BusTransfer

Duration: 5 hours 0 minute

Costs: $11.00 - $19.00

"Sofia is chock-full of history and culture, unspoiled coastline, and incredible wildlife and nature exploration."aminearlythereyet.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 a city that has a huge amount of history to explore within a weekend!"chasingthedonkey.com
"Sofia is one of the best cities for value shopping on this list, given it shares a border with Turkey."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Sofia is one of Europe's oldest capitals, with a storied history influenced by Greeks, Arabs, Jews and others."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Sofia is a fusion between ancient and modern, historic and contemporary."earthsattractions.com
Culture
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Food
Cheap
Mountain
Art
Street Art
Architecture
Outstanding+

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 6 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $11.00

"Bansko is no short of small and large supermarkets, local antique shops, and even a shopping mall."ivasays.com
"Bansko is surrounded by lakes and pine forests, and nearby Banya is famous for its thermal mineral springs."galloparoundtheglobe.com
"Bansko is one of the most budget-friendly ski and hiking towns to visit in Europe."creativetravelguide.com
"Bansko is very easy to reach because it is relatively close to Sofia (Sofia itineraries)."chasingthedonkey.com
"Bansko: Learning to Ski on a Backpackers Budget - To be found on pocketvillage."backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk
"Bansko is a ski resort located in south west Bulgaria."backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk
Nature
Culture
Ski
Mountain
Hiking
Cheap
Very Touristic
Spa
Highlight

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 29 minutes

Costs: $8.00 - $11.00

"Plovdiv is one of the oldest and the most beautiful places in Europe because of the rich history behind it."thesavvyglobetrotter.com
"Plovdiv is one of the nicest cities in Bulgaria I have also visited."brenontheroad.com
"Plovdiv is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Europe and in the world at all."littlebigtraveler.com
"Plovdiv is a hotbed of Thracian, Roman and Ottoman history."theglobetrottergp.com
"Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria and Europe."packmeto.com
"Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world, despite it being relatively unknown to many travellers."travellingking.com
Culture
Historic
Nature
Nightlife
Food
Art
Architecture
Mountain
River
Wine
Calm City
Outstanding+

TrainTransfer

Duration: 56 minutes

Costs: $3.00 - $5.00

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

TrainTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 43 minutes

Costs: $8.00 - $10.00

"Varna is in an excellent base from which to explore other Black Sea destinations."thewayfarersbook.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 a port city located on Bulgaria's Black Sea."dreamsinheels.com
"Varna is a popular place for beach goers and is the headquarters for the Bulgarian Navy."globalgaz.com
"Varna is the perfect place to be if you want to get close to the center of the action but far from the maddening crowd."chasingthedonkey.com
"Varna is still affordable and fun, especially when you camp with a tent for 6 Euros."becomenomad.com
Culture
Nature
Nightlife
Historic
Beach
Very Touristic
Cheap
Coast
River
Forest
Waterfall
Highlight