10 STEPS TO PACKING FOR EUROPE
To help simplify the packing process, we’ve created this 10 step packing guide for a trip to Europe. Make this your first stop
when planning your next trip. And don’t forget to download your free packing checklist!
I’m Going to Europe and Have No Idea What to Pack!
This is a common packing question and we can help you by breaking it down in the following steps. Follow these 10 steps to learn how!
Planning a trip to Europe can be the dream of a lifetime until you realize you need to plan what to wear. Don’t stress! Follow these tips for stress free packing for your dream trip!
Start by reading the ultimate Packing List for Europe. This gives you thorough information on wardrobe suggestions by season as well as weather averages for several popular European destinations.
Based on a sample multi-country itinerary it will help you decide how to make your wardrobe relevant to all the stops on your trip.
The next step is to take a look at these Europe packing lists for in depth clothing inspiration for the countries you plan to visit. Review our full list of international and regional packing lists for global packing tips!
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You’ll use the most important concept to help you determine what you do and don’t need: a capsule wardrobe. If you feel extremely overwhelmed at the idea of moving abroad, review this packing course which shows you specific techniques to plan around limited clothing choices, varying climates, and other unexpected life situations.
For tips on choosing clothing for trips with different climates, please read this packing guide.
Picking the best shoes for travel to Europe will be one of your biggest challenges. My biggest piece of advice is to choose function over fashion. Really? Yes! The last thing you want is to allow pulsing, injured, or tired feet prevent you from enjoying the trip of a lifetime.
Try to find versatile shoes that will match with all your outfits but make sure at least two of the suggested three pairs of shoes are extra comfortable. You’ll want to rotate between the two.
Please read these posts for more travel shoe inspiration:
- Cute and Comfortable Walking Shoes for Europe
- 6 Parisian Inspired Shoe Trends for Summer
- Cute and Comfortable Ballet Flats for Travel
- The Best Travel Shoes for Italy
- Best Shoes for Travel to Europe in Spring and Autumn
If you haven’t already purchased your luggage, take a look at the top recommendations for:
- Suitcase Recommendations
- Carry-on Suitcases
- Rolling Duffle Bags
- Travel Backpacks
- Weekender Bags
- Toiletry Bags
From never-ending flights of stairs in train or subway stations to cobblestone streets and hotel hopping you want to move with ease. Find out the benefits of traveling carry-on only.
One of the most important aspects about packing efficiently is using travel organizers. This is especially important because you want to make the most of your suitcase space.
Learn how to downsize your toiletries and try not to bring a lifetime supply of any product.
Packing well depends on your research. Determine what activities you will do on your trip to help you pack only the clothing you will use.
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