Backpacking Through Europe

backpacking through europe

Backpacking Across Europe

Backpacking around Europe can seem exciting yet overwhelming and apprehensive. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful process. This guide gives you an overview of the most commons tips and suggestions to guide you on your way through Europe.

Please note this is just a guide to assist you in your planning process. We have linked several resources for additional information but remember to always research your destinations for current socioeconomic conditions.

Section 1: Pre-Trip Planning

So you’ve decided you want to backpack through Europe. These next few sections will discuss

Itinerary Planning: figuring out where to go and how to get there

Sample European itineraries and routes: to give you an idea

Passports & Visas: some countries require documentation prior to entry, make sure you have all your papers in check

Costs: this trip can cost a lot or be very budget friendly. We highlight the average costs of many popular destinations in Europe and how you can make the most of it.

Logistics: planes, trains and automobiles

Accommodations: where to stay from hostels to hotels and more

Travel Insurance: recommend you research this, and purchase some insurance before you go

Section 2: Packing List

Male Backpacking Checklist

Female Backpacking Checklist

Children Backpacking Checklist

Best Travel backpacks

Tech gear aboard

Must have travel accessories

Section 3: General Travel Advice

Simple money saving tips: because all the small things add up

Staying Safe: tips on being safe and avoiding scams

Cell Phones/Data Plans: what options are available to avoid massive cell phone fees

Using your tech gear in Europe: to make sure all your gadgets connect and work while aboard

Traveling solo or with friends? Tips to maximize your level of fun