When to Go

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • High temperatures, sunny days and mild evenings throughout Bulgaria.
  • The Black Sea coast is at its liveliest and most expensive.
  • Inland cities can be stiflingly warm, though attractions remain busy.

Shoulder (Apr, May, Sep & Oct)

  • Spring and autumn have warm weather and a calendar of cultural celebrations.
  • Spring melt can be hazardous; otherwise, weather is ideal for outdoor exploration.
  • Sights and attractions open again after winter, with fewer tourists than high summer.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Temperatures fall rapidly in autumn, and snow is common over much of the country in winter.
  • Many coastal resorts close completely, but ski resorts are in full swing between December and February.