Roughly, you can divide Europe up into four regions: Western Europe covers the well-known destinations already mentioned above, as well as lesser-known gems like Andorra and Luxembourg; Eastern Europe includes Russia, Poland, Slovenia, and Croatia; Northern Europe consists largely of Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland – as well as countries like Iceland and Lithuania; Southern Europe is where the sun lives, with the likes of Italy, Greece, Malta, and more.
The best approach for backpacking in Europe is to pick a single region and find a tour that best covers what you want to see there – whether that be cities and nightlife, cultural experiences, active adventures, festivals, or something else entirely. If you try to see too much of Europe at once, you’ll end up spending all your time travelling and not actually enjoying it.
Have a look at the Europe travel experiences we offer, and find the one that’s right for you. Europe is on your doorstep. Make the most of it!