'Game of Thrones' travel planner takes you to Winterfell, beyond

Your "Game of Thrones" vacation plans just got simplified with an online planner that hooks you up with flights to your favorite filming locations.

Arya in "Game of Thrones"
Follow in Arya's footsteps and book a flight to Winterfell. HBO

If I want to hop on a plane to Winterfell, it will cost me $1,027 to fly there from Albuquerque, N.M. That's a relative bargain compared with the $1,684 price tag for flying to the rocky and green environs of The Eyrie to be close to the site of the Moon Door.

I have all this information at my fingertips thanks to travel startup Hopper's "Game of Thrones" vacation planner. While no technology can actually transport us into George R.R. Martin's fictional world, we can at least get close by visiting the many scenic filming sites for the television series.

The vacation planner just makes this easier by letting you plug in your closest airport and then generating a map to show you flights to places like the Iron Islands, Astapor, Qarth, and North of the Wall. Just be sure to pack your dragonglass if you venture to that last one.

The planner can also be filtered by houses, so you can check out all the Lannister locations or just visit places the Starks are connected to. If you have a favorite season, you can also whittle down your vacation destinations that way. Clicking on a particular location's photo takes you to more information about the destination, along with visitor photos and reviews.

Clicking on a flight's price tag takes you to Hopper's online flight booking service, which also gives you suggestions on when you can find the lowest fares, an airline fee calculator, and alternate airports that might save you a few bucks so you can spend more money on "Game of Thrones" merch, like a life-size Iron Throne. Happy travels, and try not to attend any weddings while you're in the Riverlands.

"Game of Thrones" Vacation Planner
Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.


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