The best time to visit Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Sofia Cathedral - Best time to visit
Bulgaria is best visited between the spring and autumn months

Seasons and Weather

Located in the northern hemisphere, Bulgaria enjoys its summer between the months of June to August when the days are long, temperatures hot and weather dry. It's peak tourist season in Bulgaria and unsurprisingly given the reliably sunny days with temperatures reaching highs of over 30 degrees centigrade though June often sees the highest rainfall.

Spring (April to May) is a great time to visit Bulgaria with pleasant temperatures, especially along the coast which enjoys climatic influences from the Mediterranean. September can also offer good weather though temperatures drop dramatically from October onwards when the country is often carpeted in snow. The resorts along the coast close for the season and ski resorts start claiming the vast majority of Bulgaria's visitors.

Climate | Sofia


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp Min °F252734415055595952453428
Temp Max °F374352617077818173635039
Rainfall (mm)333238516775535846454342

See Also

To help plan your visit to Bulgaria, take a look at our other handy Travel Guide resources:

Best Places to Visit - top spots in Bulgaria
Tourist Visas - details on visa procurement
Top Travel Tips - handy information on money, health and food in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Trips