Suggested packing list - Europe - Winter

Last Updated: 25th Apr 2015

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-europe">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for Europe</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/what-to-pack">What to pack</a> for travel to other parts of the world</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="europe winter packing" alt="europe winter packing" /></p> <p>The following is a suggested packing list for a <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-winter-europe">Contiki winter tour</a> to Europe.</p> <p>People are individuals though and often have personal preferences and opinions as to what to bring. The following then is not a definitive list, but should give you a good guide as to what you should pack for your European winter tour.</p> <h2>Clothes</h2> <ul> <li>1 rainproof jacket/small umbrella</li> <li>1 or 2 shorts/skirts</li> <li>1 thick sweater</li> <li>1 swimwear (some hotels may have pools)</li> <li>2 or 3 pairs of jeans</li> <li>2 or 3 T-shirts</li> <li>Underwear (lots)</li> <li>Socks (lots)</li> <li>2 or 3 casual shirts</li> <li>Trousers</li> <li>Dresses</li> <li>1 set of smart clothes (eg tie, blazer, jacket or suit for evenings out while on tour)</li> <li>1 thick, warm jacket</li> <li>scarf, gloves and warm winter hat</li> </ul> <h2>Shoes</h2> <ul> <li>Comfortable walking shoes &#8211; waterproof if possible &#8211; snow is cold and wet</li> <li>Thongs/flipflops/sandals</li> <li>&#8216;Going out&#8217; shoes</li> </ul> <h2>Toiletries</h2> <ul> <li>Toiletry bag</li> <li>Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant</li> <li>Make up, moisturizers and hair products</li> <li>Suntan lotion &#8211; just because it&#8217;s cold doesn&#8217;t mean there is no sun</li> <li>Handkerchiefs/tissues</li> <li>Insect repellent</li> <li>Lip balm</li> </ul> <h2>Miscellaneous</h2> <ul> <li>Travel Clock</li> <li>Sunglasses</li> <li>Plastic bags</li> <li>Washing powder</li> <li>Sewing kit</li> <li>Aspirins/medications</li> <li>Pens and writing materials</li> <li>Rechargeable phone card</li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power adapters</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/day-bag">Day bag</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/overnight-bag">Overnight bag</a></li> </ul> <p>Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.</p> <p>Carry a copy of your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">passport</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-travelling-to-europe">visas</a>, travel and other important documents as well as your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-europe">travellers cheque</a> numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.</p> <p>Remember to bring more than enough of any medication you might need along with you and carry prescriptions for any medications that you carry with you.</p> <h2>Laundry Facilities</h2> <p>Information regarding <a href="/contikipedia/articles/laundry-facilities-europe">Laundry Facilities</a> as you travel through Europe.</p>