Are you planning a backpacking trip to Europe and don't know where to start?
If yes, then this guide was made just for you!
This guide is a collection of the best "how to's" and "tips" on backpacking through Europe on the internet.
This backpackers guide is broken down into 10 chapters, each with a unique topic that you'll need to learn about as you plan your epic trip, and links to extremely helpful resources.
This is also a "live" guide, which means I am constantly updating it with better resources as they are made. So make sure to bookmark this guide and share it on Facebook & Twitter.
Have fun reading!
The Cost Of Backpacking Europe
One of your biggest questions is probably how much it costs to backpack through Europe. It will depend on which countries you visit (Eastern is cheaper than Western), what activities you'll be doing, and places where you'll be staying.
To get an idea of how much Europe costs, the links below will give you real and estimated examples of European backpacking expenses. You'll get an idea of how much to budget for your own backpacking trip after reading these articles.
You’ll want to save as much moneys you can. You can budget $50/day and still have a blast backpacking Europe, but you'll get more flexibility and options with more money. Learn from these expert travellers who share how they successfully saved lots of money for their overseas adventure.
There are two main things you need to remember (and they go hand in hand).
1) Pack light. 2) Only take what you need. Following these 2 rules will keep you a happy backpacker. But how do you pack light? What exactly do you need and don’t need? These packing geniuses below will help you!
Europe Transportation Guide (Getting There & Getting Around)
A backpackers biggest expense is usually transportation. There’s no avoiding it, but you can absolutely hack your way to spending as little as possible on commuting costs. The links below will help you do just that.
Depending on what part of Europe you plan to travel to and the time of year you go, accommodations can cost $15 - $50+ a night. Backpackers typically stay in low costs hostels rather than pricier hotels. Regardless of the accommodations you choose, you’ll want to learn a few tricks about finding cheap places to stay in Europe.
How To Backpack Europe Solo & Make Friends Traveling
It’s typically very hard to find a friend who has the time and ambition to backpack around Europe with. Solo backpacking may not be your first choice, but going solo has many benefits you’ll never get if you travel with someone. With that said, these solo travellers have graced us with some words of wisdom about independent travel through Europe.