Support TFG by using the links in our articles to shop. We receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) so we can continue to create helpful free content. Thank you, we appreciate it!

I love everything about going on holiday. I love the packing and planning what I’m going to wear and what I’m going to take on the plane but I always have the same dilemma every trip… when I get off the plane, my outfit never matches the weather. Read on and find out my layering strategy when traveling from cold to hot climates!

 


Traveling from Cold to Hot Climates

by Chelsea Potter


 

I live in England and the weather is pretty inconsistent so you would think I’d be used to packing for weather changes but somehow when I arrive in a hot country, I find I can’t wait to rush to my hotel and get changed.

 

These are my personal tips on what to wear on a plane journey for a seamless transition between climates:

 

 

my-layering-strategy

J.Crew Tippi Sweater

 

Wear lightweight outer garments

 

that can quickly be taken off such as lightweight hoodies or sweaters. When arriving in a warm country, simply wrap them around your waist. These also come in handy on unexpectedly cool evenings.

When it’s not feasible to wear light garments before you fly, take a large handbag to store excess clothing as to not look odd carrying it around upon arrival.

 

 

my-layering-strategy

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating

 

Carry an umbrella

 

Always carry an umbrella or rain mac. If it is raining before departure you will need one of these but don’t worry as both are light and can easily fit in a handbag. Don’t forget to pack a carrier bag for your wet items to prevent getting the rest of your belongings wet and soggy.

 

 

my-layering-strategy

Opaque Tights

 

Wear tights with shorts

 

Wear tights with shorts and take them off on the plane or at the airport before walking into the sunshine. This is the best tip and as if you are already wearing shorts, you won’t look out of place in your new destination.

 

 

my-layering-strategy

Lightweight Sleeveless Military Anorak Vest

 

Layer summer tops

 

Wearing two vests together can look stylish but it will also keep your torso warm. Plus if you wear string vests, they’ll fit in well with your new climate and if it gets too hot when you land, simply take one off.

 

 

my-layering-strategy

Color Block Shawl Wrap Open Front Poncho Cape

 

Disposable Blanket

 

Alternatively, avoid layers and take a small blanket on the flight. Some flights offer these complimentary anyway and they are the perfect way to snuggle up and have a nap on long haul flights.

When leaving a hot country and heading somewhere cool, follow the above tips in reverse order. Carry tights in your bag and a hoodie or cardigan to wear on the plane or upon arrival.

 

 

 

Watch this video and learn how to pack for a trip with hot and cold weather

 

 


Stay warm and cool and enjoy your travels!

What are your tips to travel on flights between two different climates? 


 

For more ideas on what to wear in cold weather, please read:

 


Hope you liked this post on traveling from cold to hot climates! Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Thanks for reading!