My 3 Week Packing List for Europe


On Saturday, I begin my 3-week long journey in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, and Vienna. To say I am excited is an understatement. However, I did find myself struggling with what to pack since my first 2.5 weeks abroad is a vacation and the remaining time is for a work event.

This schedule means, not only do I have to pack for various temperatures but, also a few outfits for business casual meetings. All this while only using a 29″ suitcase – no more than 40lbs.

Here’s the plan.

  • Stick to mostly solid colors that can be interchangeable.
    • 2 long sleeve blouses
      • It is cooler in London than some of the other locations I am traveling so, I want to be prepared for that and those milder nights on the town.
      • Blouses are also great to match with dark denim jeans and heels for work
    • 2 pairs of denim jeans
      • 1 light pair for a more casual outfit.
      • 1 dark to pair with a blouse or dress top for nights out and/or work
    • 2 pairs of shorts
      • Denim or casual materials for site seeing and hot days
    • 3 – 4 summer shirts
      • Mix tank tops and short sleeve shirts
    • 2 Kimonos
      • I am a kimono queen and love pairing them with tank tops for added sun protection or to dress up an evening outfit.
    • 2-3 summer dresses
      • A mix of maxi and casual
      • Can be dressed up with the right pair of shoes and a cardigan
      • Perfect for casual sightseeing and evening dinners
    • 1 light jacket
      • Should be rainproof
    • 1-2 cardigans
      • For chilly evenings or to dress up an outfit
    • 2 bras
      • One white, one black
    • 4 pairs of socks
    • 1 swimsuit
    • 2 pairs of athletic pants
      • For the dual purpose of working out and sleeping
    • 1 comfy sleeping shirts
  • Stick to 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of comfortable walking flats, 1 pair of heels and 1 pair of flip flops (for hostel showers).
  • Accessories: backpack (duals as a purse), small wristlet that fits in a backpack but, can also be used alone, light jewelry (nothing too flashy) such as 1-2 necklaces, watch, 1-2 bracelets, rings, 1-2 sets of earrings
  • Utilize compression packing cubes to save space within my suitcase
  • Travel Towel
  • Universal Adapter
  • Pack travel laundry packets to do quick washes in sinks, if needed

What do you think about this packing list? Do you have your own go-to items that you want to share? Leave a comment and let me know!

Happy exploring.



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