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22 Best Travel Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Travel books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Travel books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    The Beach

    Alex Garland

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 9

    On the Road

    Jack Kerouac

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 17

    The Art of Travel

    Alain de Botton

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 20

    In Patagonia

    Bruce Chatwin

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 21

    Arabian Sands

    Wilfred Thesiger

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 22
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Travel books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 22 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Travel books on the internet.

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