We leave for Spain on Saturday! Here are my Summer Packing Tips for Two Weeks In Europe! It’s a bit complicated as we will be in cities (Madrid and Barcelona) and the country/seaside (Sitges and Cortona, Italy). Actually, we will be there for 2 and a half weeks. But after years of trips to Europe (and living there), I have a plan and some tips.
It’s great that we can plan to travel again. Cindy, Annie, and Ashley from Modern Glam will be showing their Travel Wardrobe tips, too, with links at the end of the post.
Summer Packing List Two Weeks In Europe
I will be taking a tote bag on the plane with essentials and a one-day change of clothes and checking a medium-sized suitcase. Using just a carry-on suitcase for 18 days would cause me too much stress and our flight from San Francisco to Madrid just has one stop.
Juliet from Make Mine A Spritzer says that you don’t need a whole new travel wardrobe “Just a few new things to make everything feel fresh.”
It’s going to be really hot in Madrid (high 90’s) and a bit dressier in the city (plus, our daughter is getting married there to a man who was born in Spain and grew up in the U.S.).
I am packing this Johnny Was dress, too. I’ve shown it to you before. It’s 20% off now and some sizes are still available.
It packs down to the size of a t-shirt!
Packing Cubes! I cannot recommend these enough as they make your clothes more compact and organized. And you can just put the cubes in a drawer when you reach your destination. Use them for your dirty clothes, too.
I bought this skirt to wear while we are in Sitges on the Mediterranean coast. It can be worn with a t-shirt or as a bathing suit cover-up too. Skirts are cooler than pants! I don’t feel pulled together in shorts…but go for it if you have the legs!
As much as you want to pack your white jeans, save them for home. A friend who travels a lot for business and pleasure says to go with a light wash denim or another color as white shows the dirt too quickly and you want more than one wear. We will be on planes, trains and in automobiles!
I’m wearing these cargo pants on the plane and three or four t-shirts to wear with these pants and the skirts.
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Limit the number of shoes you bring to three or four.
THIS IS SO HARD FOR ME. And of course, they should all be comfortable. I’m bringing a pair of heels that I may only wear the night of the wedding. But summer sandals are lightweight and these are great for walking on cobblestones.
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Hand-wash your undergarments mid-trip. Someone commented on my Fall/Winter Travel List that the amount of underwear was not enough for 14 days. Well, of course, you have to do a little washing.
Learn what you need to do regarding Covid guidelines. The easiest way to know is by reading what the airline you are flying on recommends in addition to the CDC travel notices.
Those are my Summer Packing Tips for Two Weeks In Europe.
Let’s see what my friends are recommending: