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List Rules Top countries to backpack in Europe

List of best countries in Europe to backpack, ranked by travelers. How do you travel in Europe for cheap? Consider losing the luggage and consider backpacking through Europe. These are the top European countries for backpacking. Travel through Europe can be a fun experience for beginner travelers, college students on a budget, and even the avid nomad. Those looking for a European adventure can find that backpacking allows more freedom to wander through the small alleys of Italy and France to the mountains and landscapes of Switzerland and Scotland. 

Here is a list of the top European countries to backpack. In Europe rail systems make it affordable to travel from one country to the next. Traveling solo or with a partner is popular with backpackers looking to explore new countries, customs and, of course, food. All you need is your buddy, your backpack and your passport to experience some of Europe's biggest delights. 

Looking for the top countries in Europe to backpack? Use this list as a guide to plan your next European backpacking adventure. Vote to help other travelers determine which country is the best to backpack in Europe.
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Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Germany Berlin

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Denmark Copenhagen

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Austria Vienna

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Belgium City of Brussels

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Netherlands Amsterdam

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Finland Helsinki

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Spain Madrid

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Iceland Reykjavik

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Estonia Tallinn

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Hungary Budapest

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Latvia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Latvia Riga

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Scotland Edinburgh

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Norway Oslo

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England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
England London

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Sweden Stockholm

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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Monaco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Greece Athens

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Bulgaria Sofia

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Portugal Lisbon

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France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
France Paris

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Poland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Poland Warsaw

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Slovenia Ljubljana

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San Marino is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
San Marino San Marino

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Italy Rome

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Andorra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Andorra Andorra la Vella

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Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Lithuania Vilnius

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Russia Moscow

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Malta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Malta Valletta

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Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Croatia Zagreb

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Ukraine Kiev

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Vatican City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Vatican City Vatican City

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Romania Bucharest

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Serbia Belgrade

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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Albania is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Albania Tirana

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Moldova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Moldova Chișinău

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Kazakhstan Astana