Bulgaria has a continental climate, with long, hot, dry summers and – in the interior at least – bitterly cold winters, worth considering when deciding the best time to visit. July and August can be oppressively hot in the big cities, and crowded on the Black Sea coast – elsewhere, you won’t have to worry about being swamped by fellow visitors. Using public transport is reasonably easy throughout the year, although the highest cross-mountain routes will be closed during the coldest months.

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