8 days in Bulgaria & Nesseby Municipality Itinerary

8 days in Bulgaria & Nesseby Municipality Itinerary

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Fly to Vadsø Airport, Drive to Varangerbotn
Varangerbotn, Norway
Drive to Vadsø Airport, Fly to Varna Airport, Drive to Saints Constantine and Helena
Saints Constantine and Helena, Bulgaria
Varna, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Rila, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive to Sofia Airport, Fly to Valletta


Varangerbotn, Norway

Varangerbotn is the administrative centre of Nesseby Municipality, Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Varanger Sami Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nesseby Church, and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Heritage Site Ceavccageadge/Mortensnes.

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Valletta, Malta to Varangerbotn is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valletta in September, expect Varangerbotn to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Saints Constantine and Helena.

Things to do in Varangerbotn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Saints Constantine and Helena is a resort town on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast within a landscaped park 10 km north of downtown Varna, 2 km east of its Vinitsa quarter, and 7 km south of Golden Sands. On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Saints Constantine and Helena trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varangerbotn to Saints Constantine and Helena. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Varangerbotn to Saints Constantine and Helena due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Varangerbotn, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Saints Constantine and Helena, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Saints Constantine and Helena

Historic Sites
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Varna, Bulgaria

— 1 night

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
On the 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at The Retro Museum In Varna, delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church St. Nicholas the Thaumaturge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Varna tour itinerary planner.

Varna is just a short distance from Saints Constantine and Helena. In September in Varna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Varna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and Park "Kambanite". Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Church St. George Rotunda. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, admire the striking features of Boyana Church, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sofia online journey planner.

Getting from Varna to Sofia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Varna in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sofia, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Rila, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rila Monastery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rila road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Rila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Nesseby Municipality travel guide

Specialty Museums · Churches · Fishing Charters & Tours

Bulgaria travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.