For my two week trip to Europe I was determined to only pack a carry on bag. My Bigger Away Carry On + my Herschel backpack did the trick! I fit most of the items pictured in my carry on bag. I stuck my toiletries and one extra change of clothes in my backpack just in case I ended up having to check my bag (I didn’t, hooray!).
The key to packing for a two week trip in a carry on bag is to pack versatile pieces! Almost all of my tees can be layered under the sweaters and/or jackets and pair well with any of the 3 pairs of jeans that I brought along. The two dresses can be worn during the day for sightseeing with sandals and with a light jacket at night for dinner.
I only brought flat shoes as there’s really no reason for wedges or any type of heeled shoe. Our first two days in London, we walked a combined 20 miles – flats only, please! Without further ado, here’s the complete list of what I packed for two weeks away! Just to give you a feel for the temperatures we’re working with. The lows are mostly in the 50s and highs in the low 70s.
- Shoes: Nike Running Shoes | Cole Haan Sneakers | Tory Burch Slide Sandals | Gold Aldo Slides | Birkenstock Sandals | Hush Puppies Sandals
- Large Crossbody Bag
- Small Crossbody Bag (for air travel days)
- 5 Tees
- 2 Nice Tops
- Sleep Shorts
- 2 Pairs of Leggings
- 2 Athletic Jacket/Pullover
- Cargo Jacket
- Denim Jacket
- 4 Sweaters
- Neck Scarf
- 3 Pairs of Jeans (Dark, White, Cropped)
- 1 Bathing Suit
- 2 Dresses
I’ll be sharing what toiletries I packed in next week’s Travel Tuesday post! If you have any questions about my packing strategy, feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!