Stavanger to Vienna (14 days)
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY (16MAY-1.JUN)
- PRAGUE/ ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
- ČESKÝ KRUMLOV/ VIENNA
This will be the first trip leg of a four month overland journey called “Vikings in Asia” which will go between Norway and Khazakstan. For more information about vehicles used
For more information about vehicles used, whats included, who this trip is for etc check out the website: www.vikingsinasia.com
Eurotripping is the best, and here is the itinerary we will do our best to follow on this trip leg:
Before 16. May: Stavanger/Finnøy
Feel like arriving in Norway a few days before the trip start? No problem? You can stay for free at my parents house and we can go hiking to the pulpit rock, go fishing in our boat and prepare for the road trip together.
16. May: Stavanger/Finnøy
Let us know what time you arrive and we will pick you up at the airport. We will have a welcome party at my home island where you will stay at my parents house so you can get a good introduction to how people live in Norway and what you can expect from the following weeks in this trip.
17. May: Stavanger/Finnøy
Today is the national day of Norway! You will see thousands of people wearing their traditional outfit called the “bunad” and children waving flags in the parade.
18. May: Stavanger – Hirtshals
Today we will take the MS Bergensfjord ferry at 20.00, so you can spend the day exploring the oil museum, the canning museum, the color street or go hiking at Dalsnuten or the famous Pulpit Rock. The ferry crossing is an interesting experience to see how Norwegians catch this ferry just to get drunk, go shopping for cheap liquor and take the same ferry back the next day.
19. May: Hirtshals-Hamburg
Arriving rested in Hirtshals in the morning we will get straight on the road to spend the day driving through Denmark. We will make stops along the way and arrive in Hamburg in the afternoon and check into a hostel.
20. May: Hamburg
Spend the day exploring the German harbour city. Feel free to do a free walking tour or explore on your own.
21. May: Hamburg – Berlin
Today we will drive around 300 kilometers on the “Autobahn” arriving Berlin in the afternoon. Have the whole day to explore after checking into our hostel.
Arrive at any time. Just let us know your flight number and we will pick you up at the airport. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
22. May: Berlin
Spend a full day exploring the capital of Germany. Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and is a melting pot of different cultures and flavours. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO before exploring sections of the Berlin Wall with a local historian and delving deeper into its political and social history. Opt to take a river tour or visit galleries and museums with free time. Optional activities:
*Checkpoint Charlie Museum (13EUR)
*The Brandenburger Gate (free)
*Jewish Museum (8EUR)
*Berlin Television Tower (12-23EUR)
23. May: Berlin – Prague
Head to the capital of the Czech Republic. Enjoy a stroll of the old town, including the Jewish Quarter, astronomical clock, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square.
A great way to spend the evening is watching the sunset from the heights of the Letna Beer Garden, where you can sample Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost.
24. May: Prague
The day is free to explore. Wander the quarters to shop or relax at a local café. Opt to visit Prague Castle, museums, and galleries.
Charles Bridge by day is packed with vendors and street musicians. At night, it is less crowded, and it’s much easier to appreciate the scenery as well as the ever-so-slightly sinister quality of the statues looming overhead. Cross the bridge and you’ll find yourself in Mala Strana, a far less crowded district that offers the perfect atmosphere for some introspective wandering.
If you’re in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place for it. You’ll find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine like fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings. Optional activities:
*Letná Beer Garden (free, just pay for drinks)
*Prague Castle (250-350CZK)
*Petrin Hill Hike (free-30CZK)
25. May: Prague-ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Travel to the charming town of Český Krumlov. Opt to visit the castle.
The inclusion of Ceský Krumlov on UNESCO’s List of Natural and Cultural Heritage was undoubtedly a turning point in the modern history of the town. It sent a clear signal to the rest of the cultural world that South Bohemia has something unique to offer.
26. May: ČESKÝ KRUMLOV- Vienna
Drive across the border into Austria (approximately 4 hours), where you can take an orientation stroll after checking into your hostel. Stop by a Viennese café for a taste of the world-famous Sacher Torte – an elegant confection historically linked to Vienna’s distinguished coffee houses. Enjoy free time this evening to visit the opera house or simply enjoy a walk around the city.
27. May: Vienna
Spend a free day exploring Vienna. Opt to visit the famous opera house, take in the art at the Belvedere or indulge in some typical Viennese delicacies.
Try some local delicacies like schnitzel, apple strudel or the Sachertorte. Take some time to enjoy a coffee in coffeehouses unique to Vienna. Optional activities:
*St.Stephen’s Cathedral visit (free)
* Vienna State Opera House (8eur)
*Belvedere Gallery Visit (19eur)
27. May onwards:
The first leg of the tour is finished, but feel free to hang out and meet the people who are going on the next leg. We can have some parties and do daytrips together if you decide to hang out. Afterall we will all by friends by this time 🙂