A country often overlooked, yet with a vast offering of attraction. From stunning landscapes, exciting cities, wild forests and black sand beaches. Blended together with a rich, intriguing history of ancient ruins and monasteries. Those in search of the beach and balmy weather flock to the cosmopolitan, seaside cities of Varna and Burgas. Nearby Sunny Beach and Golden Sands are the most popular spots for relaxing on Bulgaria’s picturesque Black Sea shores, while the ancient city of Nessebar is the coast’s cultural highlight. Away from the bustling beach resorts, uncover a country of centuries-old traditions, exquisite religious monuments, enchanting landscapes and a vibrant capital city, Sofia. Finally, marvel at the snow-dusted peaks of Bulgaria’s seven mountain ranges which offer plenty of winter fun and snow sports activities.

Top Recommendations

  • Explore the cities of Sofia and Plovdiv
  • The hilltop Tsarevet Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Relax on the charming beaches of the Black Sea, such as Varna & Albena
  • Sample the slopes and apres ski in the country’s mountainous interior
  • The Kaleto Fortress in Belogradchik

When to Visit

During the spring and summer months, which run between April to September. Throughout this time you’ll experience warm sunny weather which peaks in August, perfect for relaxing on the beach. The fringe months offer milder temperatures better suited for exploring the country’s cities. Finally, those after winter fun should visit late December through to March when the ski lifts are spinning and snow blanks the mountains.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Sofia.