A holiday trip to Europe has always been a dream for most people but preparing for such a once-in-a-lifetime trip can be a bit overwhelming to some. What do you bring with you? Is it a good idea to travel light? Is it better to bring as much of your stuff as you can with you? All these questions will be answered today, and hopefully, your packing experience wouldn’t be such a chore once we’re done.
Here is a summary of how you should pack for a trip to Europe:
1. Have the right kind of bag
It’s pretty much common sense that in order to pack your stuff, you’ll need a place to put them into. That’s where travel bags come in. The essential Travel Backpack for Europe needs to be sturdy, have a lot of space, and secure. It’s even better if you can get a bag that’s multi-functional, so you can change it depending on what you need at any given time. Depending on which part of Europe you’ll be staying, you might need to carry your bag around for hours at a time, so it’s also important to get something that can withstand such wear and tear.
2. Always pack layers
Being in Europe means being in the mercy of weather that can change in a dime. Instead of packing one type of clothing for one type of weather, it’s better to pack multiple articles of clothing that you can layer on top of one another if it gets cold or remove layers if it gets warm. Go for several tops made of thin, breathable fabrics like cotton, at least one jacket, and knits that you can put on and off easily. It’s also a good idea to bring one light jacket and at least one coat in case you need to escape a sudden cold snap.
3. Pack comfortable footwear
A lot of the cities in Europe have streets made of cobblestone, with shops that are easily within reach, encouraging you to walk. It’s likely that you’ll be spending hours on your feet, so make sure that you pack a good set of comfortable, yet stylish shoes. It’s also a good idea to pack at least 2 pairs of footwear, one open sandal and one closed footwear that you can wear a sock with, preferably a travelling shoe.
4. Other accessories
If you have extra space in your backpack, then you can stuff in a few essentials that you couldn’t travel without, like a sleeping mask or a travel pillow for commutes. You can also bring a music player or a handheld gaming console to keep you from getting bored. Of course, if you’re planning on carrying a lot of gadgets, it’s also very important to bring a battery pack with you, so you can charge whenever your batteries get low.
When it comes to travelling to Europe, it’s always better to do as much research as you can. You can customize your luggage much easier f you know what you’re getting yourself into when you’re visiting a particular city. That way, you wouldn’t need to worry about wasting space for stuff you end up not needing at all.