Sofia has a humid continental climate with an average annual temperature of 10.2 C (50.4 F). The best time to visit Sofia are the months of July and August as these two summer months have the maximum hours of daylight and the gardens, parks and all the scenery come alive and look their best.
Here's a quick guide to planning a 3 day trip for a group tour
or travel incentive for employees, dealers, distributors and doctors.
Sofia is a compact city and the best way to see it is on foot. This non-profit company organises a free 2 hrs. walking tour, covering about 35 sights, for small groups of individual travellers. For larger groups, get in touch with them in advance to work out the logistics. Pictured below is their route map and the sights you should expect to see in sequential order.
Here are some tips for your last day in Sofia. If you haven't already bought those all essential souvenirs to take back home, head towards the small shops in the subways.
The market in front of Alexander Nevski Cathedral is popular for the antiques from the communist era, icons and hand made home decoration.
The Mall is Bulgaria's largest shopping mall and also has a Carrefour store.
Vitosha Blvd. is Sofia’s main shopping street. The retail outlets of many western brand names are concentrated on the stretch between Patriarch Eftimii Blvd. and St. Nedelya Square (Sheraton Hotel). This is in general an expensive shopping area.