8 days in Craiova & Sofia Itinerary

8 days in Craiova & Sofia Itinerary

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Craiova, Romania
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights

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Craiova, Romania

Craiova ©
Craiova, Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Craiova's Art Museum, then stroll around Nicolae Romanescu Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitirul Ungureni. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Craiova Botanical Garden, then try to win big at Minerva Hotel & Casino, and then examine the collection at Casa Baniei.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Craiova route planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Craiova is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Thessaloniki in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Craiova, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Craiova

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Craiova's Art Museum ©
Craiova's Art Museum
Nicolae Romanescu Park ©
Nicolae Romanescu Park
Craiova Botanical Garden ©
Craiova Botanical Garden

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: Plovdiv (Plovdiv Regional Historical Museum - Bulgarian National Revival Exposition, Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, &more), Rila Monastery (in Rila) and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church (in Blagoevgrad). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, look for gifts at Chilli Hills, and contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sofia tour site.

You can drive from Craiova to Sofia in 5 hours. May in Sofia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Side Trips

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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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