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22 Best Travel Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Travel books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best travel books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

  2. 2
    In a Sunburned Country
  3. 3
    The Beach

    The Beach

    Alex Garland

  4. 4
    On the Road

    On the Road

    Jack Kerouac

  5. 5
  6. 8
    Blue Highways
  7. 11
    Down and Out in Paris and London
  8. 12
    In Patagonia

    In Patagonia

    Bruce Chatwin

  9. 13
    The Art of Travel

    The Art of Travel

    Alain de Botton

  10. 14
    A Year in Provence
  11. 18
    A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
  12. 19
    The Rings of Saturn
  13. 20
    Arabian Sands

    Arabian Sands

    Wilfred Thesiger

  14. 21
    The Road to Oxiana

    The Road to Oxiana

    Robert Byron


  • How was this Travel books 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 Travel books are in this list?

    There are 22 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Travel books list?

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

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