I find myself googling a lot when I’m packing. The usual question is what do I take on a 2 week holiday, a month holiday or even just for the weekend? Here’s a list of things to pack for a 2-week break!
- A day backpack if you don’t have one already.
- Shoes: Trainers, jandals, going out shoes (I know people say only take two pairs of shoes but you will be wearing one pair when you travel and I find I’m always stuck if I want to go out and I don’t have anything nice to wear)
- 1 “going out” outfit
- 3 pairs of shorts/skirts
- 5 Tops of your choice. Make sure they match every pair of trousers or shorts you are taking
- A couple of dresses
- 1 pair of warm trousers
- Socks – 5 pairs but it depends if you are likely to wear sneakers a lot
- 1 swimming costume
- Workout gear
- Sleeping attire
- Chargers for phone, camera, laptop and anything else!
- Extra SD cards if you like a bit of photography!
- Underwear for 8 days – I wash my laundry in the basin of my hostel or hotel
- Rainproof jacket
- Thick jumper and a cardigan
- Toiletries: Cleansing wipes, razor, shampoo, conditioner, body wash (can use conditioner as body wash), toothbrush, toothpaste, tweezers, fingernail scissors, cotton buds, deodorant
- Mini first aid kit, medication
- Flannel, travel towel
- After sun, sunscreen, moisturiser, lip moisturiser – Here’s a promo code for Sephora!
- Girly things: Hair ties, Bobby pins, time of the month necessities, jewellery
- Headphones, book, entertainment
- Cash for transport and food when you get home in the right currency
Follow the summer holiday guide and then add:
- 2 or 3 pairs of jeans/trousers, A few pairs of tights and one pair of shorts (just in case). Obviously don’t bring skirts, playsuits and dresses! Note: I am person that wears their jeans more than once so if you are not one of those people then take some laundry soap so you can wash them when you feel they are too dirty to wear anymore.
- Warm socks for 8 days
- Hat, scarf and gloves
- Thick jacket
- 2 thick jumpers instead of 1
- Thermals if you are in the snow!
- Instead of jandals, you may want to bring a pair of boots that are comfortable to walk in and on snow if you are going to those colder countries! Jandals can be a good idea to wear in communal showers and around a hostel if you don’t want to get a nasty case of athlete’s foot! If you have enough room, pack them!
Hopefully this helps you confused packers! If you wanting some great recommendations on destinations, accommodation and restaurants make sure you check out TripAdvisor. I also love to use Lonely Planet for my travel guides!