8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

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8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia itself is an interesting place to see. The capital of Bulgaria has a lot of history, beautiful architecture, art, green parks and different kind of activities to offer.

But Bulgaria is so much more than Sofia, and there are so many places worth visiting…

So if you happen to be in Sofia for longer, and have day or two to explore the surrounding areas, present you with the 8 best day trip ideas…

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

Day Trips From Sofia: Visit These Top Destinations To Make The Most Of Your Trip To Bulgaria

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Plovdiv is , and one of my favourites. The city has some kind of special, amazing atmosphere and is buzzing.

It’s famous for its six syenite hills , the old town, the Ancient Theatre, narrow streets, and historical houses.

The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is 130km, and just an hour and a half drive away.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

Plovdiv is the perfect destination and one of the best day trips from Sofia. The top things you can do there include:

- Taking a walk through the Old town

- Climbing up one of the tepetas

Maybe now you’re going to ask yourself what the hell ailyak is. Well, you will see when you get there ;).

You can take the bus or train from Sofia, both leave pretty often, almost every 30min.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

The journey will take between 1.5-2 hours. If you travel by car just take the Trakia highway to Plovdiv, and you’ll be there in no time.

Koprivshtitsa is a small, historical town in Sofia Province. The town is lying on the Topolitsa river among the Sredna Gora Mountain.

It’s known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals. The town was one of the center’s of the April Uprising in 1876. Nowadays and another perfect getaway.

You can take a walk through the narrow streets, exploring the numerous museums and memorial houses on the way.

The best way to get to Koprivshtitsa is by car, the distance is 110 km.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

The second option is taking a bus from Sofia Central Station, there are a couple of buses a day going from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa.

This place is a must! One of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria, and its just 90km away from Sofia…

So if you’re looking for the best day trips from Sofia, look no further than the Seven Rila Lakes.

The lakes are a group of 7 glacier lakes situated at different altitudes between 2,100m and 2,500m elevation above sea level.

Seven Rila Lakes are one of the in the country and they are also part of the one hundred National Tourist Sites.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

The most common time to visit the lakes is during the months of July & August…

But because of the hundreds of people who visit them, I would recommend visiting at the end of May and beginning of June or at the end of September and beginning of October.

Again the best way to get to the lakes is by car if possible.

The other way to get there is by bus. From Sofia, you have to take a bus to Dupnitsa and from there another one to Sapareva Bania…

From there look for a shuttle to Panichishte, or grab a taxi. You can then take the lift to Rila Lakes hut and start your hike.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

Belogradchik is a small town in the northwest part of Bulgaria. It’s one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country.

are a major tourist attraction, along with the town of Belogradchik and the Belogradchik Fortress.

The rocks are a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations. Many of them have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They have been declared as a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government.

Near the town of Belogradchik, situated close to the village of Rabisha, is the Magurata cave…

Magurata is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the country. The cave is 15 million years old, and in one of the halls prehistoric paintings were discovered.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

The most convenient way is to travel by car. There are buses but they don’t leave very often, so it may mean that you’ll have to spend a night in Belogradchik.

Asen’s Fortress is in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains…

It is situated 3km away from the town of Asenovgrad, on a high rock ridge on the left bank of the Asenitsa river. The fortress rises 279m above sea level.

Don’t forget to try some local cuisine from the region. Rhodopes kitchen is amazing.

Like always, the best way to get there is by car.

8 Incredible Day Trips From Sofia, Bulgaria

From Sofia, there are a few buses going to Asenovgrad every day…

Usually, the bus stops in the center of the city, but you may ask the driver to drop you off at the beginning of the road to the fortress.

is located near the village of Karlukovo, in the Lovech Province.

It’s a karst cave, and it’s well known for the two eye-like holes in its ceiling, aka The Eyes of God.

Prohodna cave is a popular destination for climbers, and from the grand entrance of the cave, you can also bungee jump.

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