Travelling to Europe this summer and don't know what to pack? The eternal travellers conundrum, suitcase space (or lack of it) can be a headache for even the most seasoned of explorers. Well hey, throw those worries to the curb as we're here to help. Check out our essential what to pack guide for a summer in Europe...

The Flight Essentials

  • Passport
  • Flight reservation number and/or booking confirmation
  • ID (Drivers license, 18 & over card or another form of identification)
  • Copy of Travel insurance
  • Travel document wallet
  • Guide book, because you can never be too prepared
  • A good travel read
  • Headphones
  • Eye mask
  • Moisturiser – the air up high is drrrry
  • Lip balm

*Trip Tip: Before you leave, make a photocopy of all your important documents and leave them with a loved one or someone you can trust back home. It can be incredibly handy in the unfortunate event that any items are misplaced.

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Clothes (Summer)

  • Underwear (don’t have to go overboard but at least a few pairs)
  • Socks
  • Rainproof jacket (or small umbrella)
  • Shorts
  • Thick sweater/jumper
  • Swimwear and a towel
  • Pair of jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Casual shirts
  • Dresses
  • 1 set of nice clothes for evenings and nights out
  • Shoes
  • Walking shoes (joggers or walk shoes will work)
  • Thongs/flipflops/sandals
  • Dressy shoes (for those nights you want to dance the night away)
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  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toiletry bag and contents
  • Aspirins/medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues (these can come in handy on your carry-on luggage)
  • Insect repellent
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  • Sian Murace

    hey! thought i’d add something about summer in Europe – don’t bother bringing heels/dress shoes. Just go out in sandals. The cobble stoned streets + heels do not mix! and they waste a lot of space in your suitcase for only a few times use.

  • +1 to Sian. Also, don’t bring thongs/flip-flops — unless it’s for hostel showers. No one wears them outdoors in most parts of Europe.