When is the best time to go to Bulgaria?

When is the best time to go to Bulgaria? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Bulgaria, the weather is good everywhere in May, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Sofia are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Sofia are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are May and June
  • The cities with the best climate are Sofia, Burgas, Plovdiv, Montana, Pazardjik, Pleven, Sliven, Vidin, Ardino and Etara, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Burgas are June, July, August and September

Annual weather in Bulgaria

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Bulgaria for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 22°F to 45°F
4 to 7 days*
February 25°F to 50°F
3 to 6 days*
March 32°F to 58°F
3 to 8 days*
April 43°F to 67°F
2 to 10 days*
May 52°F to 77°F
3 to 12 days*
June 58°F to 85°F
4 to 13 days*
July 61°F to 90°F
1 to 9 days*
August 61°F to 92°F
1 to 7 days*
September 54°F to 83°F
2 to 5 days*
October 45°F to 68°F
3 to 6 days*
November 36°F to 59°F
2 to 5 days*
December 27°F to 50°F
3 to 6 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Bulgaria by cities

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The best months to go to Sofia are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Burgas are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Plovdiv are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Bulgaria

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Bulgaria and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Sofia, Burgas, Plovdiv, Slantchev Briag (Sunny Beach) and Varna, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Bulgaria

Find out when Bulgaria has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Bulgaria

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Bulgaria is high in: June, July, August and September.

  • Very low season in Bulgaria: January, February and November.
  • Low season in Bulgaria: March, April, May, October and December.
  • High season in Bulgaria: June and September.
  • Peak season in Bulgaria: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Bulgaria month by month

Average price for flights to Bulgaria

A return flight between London and Sofia is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 59 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 84 more for your airline ticket to Sofia if you go in august.

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Where to go in Bulgaria?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Slantchev Briag (Sunny Beach)45°F49°F52°F59°F68°F77°F83°F85°F77°F67°F58°F49°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

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Is this weather information for Bulgaria reliable?

Climate data for Bulgaria has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Bulgaria allows us to determine the average for each month in Sofia, Burgas, Plovdiv, Slantchev Briag (Sunny Beach), Varna, Blagoevgrad, Melnik, Montana, and 31 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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