Europe The Best European Countries for Backpacking  

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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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76 49
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Austria Vienna

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

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

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Finland Helsinki

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65 46
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Belgium City of Brussels

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

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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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62 49
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Iceland Reykjavik

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

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

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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

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

The Best Countries to Travel To

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

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

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

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

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

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

The Countries with the Best Food

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

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

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

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

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Andorra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Andorra Andorra la Vella

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

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

The Best Eastern European Countries to Visit

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Russia Moscow

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

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

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

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

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking

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mppepi added Serbia Belgrade

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

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Vatican City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Vatican City Vatican City

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Romania Bucharest

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

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

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79 112
Poland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Poland Warsaw