Packing List For Europe


I am leaving for Europe in TWENTY FOUR days! I’m so excited that I’m pretty sure my coworkers are ready to kill me. (A lot of them don’t know why anyone would want to go to Europe at all, either, so they definitely do not share my enthusiasm.)

I have done a lot of research about what I’ll need for Europe as a backpacker. I’m packing everything into a single backpack that I don’t plan on checking at any airport, so I have to pack light. I’m also going during the fall/winter so I have to be able to dress in layers to be warm enough.


  • Two tank tops (for layering/sleeping)
  • Two long sleeve shirts
  • One long sleeve button up shirt
  • One short sleeve shirt
  • Five pairs of underwear
  • Two bras
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Two pairs of pants
  • One pair of leggings
  • One skirt
  • Shower shoes
  • Boots
  • Microfleece
  • Rain jacket
  • One pair of pajamas


  • Tablet
  • Camera
  • Extra batteries
  • Outlet adapter (mine will work in the UK and Europe)
  • Chargers
  • iPod
  • Two USB sticks (to store the thousands of pictures I’ll be taking)
  • Card reader (for my tablet)


  • Toiletries
  • Two quick-drying towels (for face and body)
  • Sink stopper & travel laundry detergent
  • Tide stain stick
  • Day pack
  • Money belt
  • Umbrella
  • Eye mask
  • Earplugs
  • Lock
  • Water bottle
  • Journal
  • Inflatable neck pillow
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Small flashlight
  • Small first aid kit

You may have noticed that I am not taking a phone. I don’t have a smart phone now so I don’t think I’ll really need a phone that much on the go. It isn’t like there aren’t going to be people around if I have an emergency, as I’m not going to be hiking for miles out in the woods.

Everything fits into my backpack pretty well, so I’m optimistic for how this trip is going to go. I’m going to be doing laundry often, but it shouldn’t take very long so I don’t really mind. I’ll have to update you guys after I come back on how well this all worked for me.


5 thoughts on “Packing List For Europe

  1. Also bandaids are so important, and hand sanitizer if that matters to you was impossible for us to find in Italy. And tampons were also hard to find, but there will always be pads. Last thing I promise, your footnote about rolling clothes lmao yes


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