My husband and I plan to visit Bulgaria in May 2020. We will only have 10 days so I know we’ll have to skip seeing some places. (We’ll likely be in London for a few days prior to this). I’ve outlined a rough itinerary below and since there are quite a few experts on Bulgaria on this forum, I’m hoping you can provide some guidance as to whether you think my planning fits the timeline. Few things about our traveling style:
- We don’t drive when we travel. I want my husband to be able to “veg out” watching the scenery too. So we will be taking buses or hiring a driver. Suggestions for bus companies, drivers, and small tour companies are welcome and appreciated.
- We like to home base somewhere for 3 or 4 days and take day trips from there rather than stay only 1 night or 2 in a place and moving on. We like to slow our pace every few days so we can regroup and soak in the vibes.
- We like to walk and hike. We also like history (but not toooo much), and just about everything that’s interesting to most people is likely interesting to us! So here goes:
Day 1. Fly into Sofia. Settle in, take a stroll around the area, maybe pop into a museum, church
Day 2. Day trip to Rila Monastery
Day 3. Plovdiv. Mill around town - No set plan yet.
Day 4. Devils Throat, Yagodinski caves, Trigrad Gorge, hikes
Day 5. Plovdiv. No set plan yet
Day 6. Plovdiv. Another day trip out somewhere? No set plan yet
Day 7. Veliko Tarnovo. No set plan yet.
Day 8. Veliko Tărnovo. Day trip out - hiking, lake, waterfall?
Day 9. Veliko Tărnovo. No set plan yet.
Day 10. Sofia. Key sites/church/museum missed.
Day 11. Early morning flight home.
Your thoughts? Too many or too few days in each location? Fill in the blanks as you wish. Thank you!