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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
Berlin
2
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
3
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Vienna
4
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Copenhagen
5
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Helsinki
6
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Amsterdam
7
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
City of Brussels
8
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Madrid
9
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Budapest
10
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Reykjavik
12
Norway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Oslo
13
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Tallinn
14
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
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Latvia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Riga
16
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Edinburgh
17
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Luxembourg
18
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Stockholm
19
England is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
London
20
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
stpavel added Ljubljana
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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Lisbon
22
Greece is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Athens
23
France is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Paris
24
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
Sofia
25
San Marino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries for Backpacking
San Marino