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 July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Sofia are 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 June and July
  • The cities with the best climate are Burgas, Plovdiv, Sozopol, Dobrich, Pleven, Sliven and Stara Zagora, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Burgas are June, July, August and September

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

January 31°F to 41°F
21%
February 36°F to 45°F
21%
March 43°F to 52°F
24%
April 52°F to 61°F
26%
May 59°F to 70°F
35%
June 67°F to 77°F
37%
July 72°F to 83°F
24%
August 74°F to 85°F
14%
September 65°F to 76°F
17%
October 54°F to 63°F
19%
November 45°F to 56°F
17%
December 34°F to 45°F
20%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Bulgaria by cities

Sofia

Best time to go to Sofia

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

Burgas

Best time to go to Burgas

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

Plovdiv

Best time to go to Plovdiv

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



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.


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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.
Sofia38°F41°F49°F59°F67°F74°F79°F81°F72°F61°F52°F41°F
Burgas43°F49°F54°F61°F70°F79°F85°F85°F77°F67°F58°F49°F
Plovdiv41°F45°F54°F63°F72°F79°F85°F85°F77°F65°F56°F45°F
Slantchev Briag (Sunny Beach)43°F47°F52°F59°F68°F77°F83°F83°F76°F65°F58°F49°F
Varna41°F45°F52°F59°F68°F77°F83°F83°F76°F65°F56°F47°F
Albena41°F45°F52°F59°F68°F77°F81°F83°F76°F65°F56°F47°F
Bansko36°F40°F45°F54°F63°F70°F76°F77°F68°F58°F49°F40°F
Melnik41°F47°F52°F61°F70°F77°F83°F85°F76°F65°F56°F45°F
Nessebar43°F47°F52°F59°F68°F77°F83°F83°F76°F65°F58°F49°F
Sozopol43°F49°F54°F61°F70°F79°F85°F85°F77°F67°F58°F49°F
Dobrich40°F43°F52°F61°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F63°F54°F43°F
Pleven40°F45°F56°F65°F74°F81°F86°F88°F79°F65°F56°F43°F
Sliven40°F45°F54°F63°F72°F81°F86°F86°F77°F65°F56°F45°F
Stara Zagora41°F47°F54°F65°F74°F81°F86°F88°F79°F65°F56°F45°F

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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, Albena, Bansko, Melnik, and 6 other cities.

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

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