60 days in Denver & Bulgaria Itinerary

60 days in Denver & Bulgaria Itinerary

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60 days in Denver & Bulgaria Itinerary

Denver, United States
Denver, United States
— 13 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bansko, Bulgaria
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Varna, Bulgaria
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Borovets, Bulgaria
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Denver, United States

12
days
Denver, United States

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, Horseback Riding Tours, & more), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Boulder (Flatirons, Pearl Street Mall, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, and take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Denver vacation builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Sightseeing Tours

Side Trips

Boulder, Estes Park, Carousel of Happiness, Winter Park Resort, Water World
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field
Mount Evans

8
days
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for sightseeing, historic sites, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, explore and take pictures at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", and admire the striking features of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sofia itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Denver to Sofia with the Route module. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Sofia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sofia: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Sofia

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
Boyana Church
Vitosha Mountain

5
days
Bansko, Bulgaria

Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Bansko side-trips: Rupite (in Petrich), Kordopulova house (in Melnik) and Villa Melnik Winery (in Harsovo). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Pirin National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ski Bansko, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with MTB Bansko, and get your game on at Bansko Ice Rink.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bansko vacation planner.

Getting from Sofia to Bansko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pirin National Park, Kordopulova house, Rupite, Villa Melnik Winery
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Pirin National Park
Ski Bansko
Villa Melnik Winery

5
days
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. Explore Veliko Tarnovo's surroundings by going to Buzludzha (in Kazanluk), Shipka Memorial (in Shipka) and Gabrovo (Museum of Satire and Humor & Architectural-Ethnographic Complex ETAR). The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Tsarevets Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Nicopolis ad Istrum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Veliko Tarnovo online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Bansko to Veliko Tarnovo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varna.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gabrovo, Shipka Memorial, Konstantsalieva House, Buzludzha
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Tsarevets Fortress
Samovodska Charshiya Complex
Asen's Monument

7
days
Varna, Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varna: Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik (in Balchik), Kaliakra (in Kavarna) and Madara Rider (in Shumen). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Wed) at Aquapolis. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Kaliakra, examine the collection at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum, take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Varna vacation trip planner.

Getting from Veliko Tarnovo to Varna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Varna

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Golden Sands, Kaliakra, Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Cape Kaliakra, Mineral Pool (Thermal Baths)
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Cape Kaliakra
''Primorski'' park

6
days
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sozopol (Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula, Sozopol Old Town, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Mon) at Aqua Paradise Ltd. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nessebar, don't miss a visit to Monastery of St. George, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach vacation trip planner.

You can take a bus from Varna to Sunny Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sunny Beach can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Sightseeing Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nessebar, Sozopol, Monastery of St. George
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Nessebar
Action Aquapark
Aqua Paradise Ltd

7
days
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trigrad (Diavolsko Garlo- The Devil's Throat & Haramiiska Cave), Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo) and Suchurum Waterfall (in Karlovo). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Central Balkan National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Retro Photo Old Plovdiv, cool off at AquaPark Aqualand, don't miss a visit to Assen's Fortress, and steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip builder.

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Borovets.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Trigrad, The Stone Mushrooms, Bachkovo Monastery, Central Balkan National Park, Suchurum Waterfall
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The Stone Mushrooms
Retro Photo Old Plovdiv
Plovdiv Old Town

6
days
Borovets, Bulgaria

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Borovets: Rila (Rila Monastery & Rila National Park), Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin) and Sapareva Banya (Spas & Wellness & Geyser Sapareva Banya). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Borovets Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, don't miss a visit to Tsari Mali Fortress, and grab your bike and head to Borovets Mountain Bike Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Borovets vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Borovets in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Rila, Sapareva Banya, Samokov, Tsari Mali Grad
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Borovets Ski Resort
Rila Monastery
Historical Museum

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