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How practical is it to backpack around Europe in early January?

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

3 Answers


where in Europe? Northern Europe: anti-practical. southern Europe: very practical.

Posted Jul 26, 2010


Depends on what you mean by practical I suppose.  Weather wise, if you stick to south of Nice, France you should be in good shape for trekking Europe during the winter months.  Spain, southern Italy (Sicaly) and Greece should keep you occupied (and happy) until Spring!

Posted Jul 26, 2010


I visited Europe in the winter but never backpacked there in the winter. I heard from friends that it's totally doable. It's probably very convenient in terms of hotels not being booked and skipping the big crowds.

I think you should consider that transportation might be a little delayed/canceled and walking outside could get really cold but other than that - Europe is magical during the winter.

Posted Jul 27, 2010

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