I’m Laura from Yellowtravelbird.com and am thrilled to be guest posting here. The lovely Nhi and I collaborated for some travel packing help and inspiration for your next trips. In this post, you will find a packing list for city trips and at my blog you can read a summer vacay packing list written by Nhi:
A city trip is a great option for a nice weekend getaway or a welcome change to a beach vacation and I love to do that during the year. No matter if it’s Barcelona, Stockholm or Paris, you will always find certain items in my luggage or on my phone which will make the journey easier and more pleasant.
- Good walking shoes
You want to have comfortable sneakers when you’re on your feet all day exploring the city. Doesn’t mean you cannot bring nice sandals for occasional events but you should be aware that your feet will thank you at the end of the day if you decide on a good pair of walking shoes.
A small backpack or handbag to hold all your belongings during the day.
- Water refill water bottle
Being on the run all day, you got to make sure to stay hydrated. 2 Liters is a must per day.
- Casual cotton dress (long or short depending on the climate)
This can be a great option to tour a city comfortably while still looking fabulous. And it will look super stylish on photos you take in the city center.
- Camera gear
Shoot it up and take as many memorable photos as possible, not only from the sights but also some crazy ones from you and your travel companions
- Google offline maps or maps.me for navigation
I know it isn’t an actual thing to pack but I feel like not enough people are using it these days. Technology is so advanced, so why not use it to navigate your route from sight to sight.
- Foot powder against stinky feet
Put some of that on your feet in the morning and you won’t sweat
as much all day.
- List of recommendations for food, sights and shops from locals
Before a trip, I look for the # of the city on Instagram and then I comment under some posts, asking the people if they can give me any sort of recommendations. Most people in the travel scene are happy to help.
- Band-aids for blisters
Just in case you do get some blisters with your selected footwear. Those band-aids can be a life saver.
- One nice outfit for going out
For that certain high-end rooftop bar you want to sneak in to take a photo or invest some money in a nice drink or dinner. Some places have a strict dress code and you should be prepared for that. Maybe the cotton dress will work here, too.
Since city trips usually last just a few days and you might prefer to travel with a carry-on only you should try to pack lightly. If you hesitate whether you should pack an item or not, LEAVE IT AT HOME! Also, make sure you wear the clothes that weight the most: I usually travel in Jeans, sneakers (hiking shoes when I want to bring them), a shirt and sweater on top. It also helps for the chill on the plane!
Follow along the journey and let me inspire you with pictures and posts 😊
Author: Laura Maria