Packing List For Your City Break – What To Bring? juni 23, 2022 – Posted in: Travel – Tags: , , , , ,

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Are you going to London, Paris or Barcelona? Are you wondering if you remembered to pack everything? Or are you having a hard time finding space for it all? Here you get a packing list with the most necessary things for the weekend break or a city holiday.


Start by checking the weather forecast: Will it be cold or hot, rainy or sunny? Have you booked a city beach holiday or are you going sightseeing in the autumn in Berlin? A beach holiday requires pretty just a bikini and then a smart dress for tonight’s party. On the other hand, bad weather calls for layered clothing, where you can easily regulate the temperature depending on whether you are outside or have found the perfect department store where you can go shopping for hours.

At most low cost airlines you can bring a small handbag plus a suitcase without checking it in. Still, you have to think about the fact that you have to transport the suitcase most of the way yourself. Both to and from the airport, you must be able to lift your suitcase in and out of busses or taxis.

If you are allowed to bring your hand luggage on the plane, it is advisable to pack a small cabin suitcase, because it saves a lot of time where you do not have to wait for your luggage. Then you can just go straight from the plane and start on your vacation. The bag you take with you for your hand luggage should be a practical one that you can also carry around when sightseeing. It’s advisable to bring a backpack that is not too big and heavy.


Planning is a good thing when packing your suitcase for a city break. You often bring too much with you – and a good rule of thumb is to pack only half of what you think you need.

One set of clothes per. day is fine, and do pack something that can be mixed and matched. Also pack something that is easy to dress up or down. Here is a packing list with the most necessary things that you can pack for for your holiday wardrobe:


  • Warm sweater or cardigan
  • Blouses or shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Pants, leggings or skirts
  • Fancy dress
  • Belt
  • Stockings
  • Tights
  • Panties and bras
  • Nightwear
  • Sneakers or other good walking shoes
  • High heels – which you should still be able to walk home from the city in


  • Shorts
  • Cap or hat
  • Sandals
  • Swimwear if there is a beach or pool nearby
  • Bath towel


  • Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Mini umbrella
  • Waterproof shoes


If you need to bring your suitcase with you on the plane as hand luggage, you must pack the toiletries with the luggage rules in mind. For example, you may only carry liquid in containers that max. can hold 100 ml.

You can read more about liquids in your hand luggage and all the other luggage rules here at your airline provider. The toothbrush must be packed in your hand luggage, in case the suitcase should get lost along the way. This is also where the important medicine is placed. Also remeber to bring:

  • Deodorant and perfume
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton swabs
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Make-up
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Sunscreen and aftersun
  • Ladyshaver
  • Sanitary pads and tampons
  • Hair bands
  • Birth control pills and condoms

Also pack a small travel pharmacy for the holidays. You can read more about which medicine it is good to bring here: Pack a travel first-aid kit for the holiday


The hand luggage is packed so that the most necessary things are avaliable during the flight. On the holiday, the bag can also be used for daily sightseeing, so choose a model that is convenient to carry around, preferably a backpack.

In your hand luggage you can place:

  • Tickets
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Copy of travel insurance
  • Address of your hotel
  • Phone
  • Charger and powerbank
  • Headphones
  • Computer or tablet
  • Wallet with credit card and a small amount of local currency
  • ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks and water
  • Something to read in, like a guidebook
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Important medications
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (in case your suitcase gets lost on the flight)
  • Earplugs

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