A weekend trip seems like it should be the easiest one to pack for, but it usually ends up being the hardest. Don’t neglect to create a packing checklist for a weekend trip just because it’s short. It’s as easy to forget something for a short getaway as it is for a two-weeks-trip, especially if you pack last minute on a Thursday night.
When going on a weekend getaway, it’s crucial to make a packing checklist to avoid bringing too little or too much. This guide will help you pack all the required stuff and have a seamless and perfect weekend escape! So take a look at our tips and we will help you pack lightly and conveniently.
The right luggage
Nowadays, people tend to overpack their suitcases when going on any trip whether it is for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. This often leads to struggling with a heavy and bulky suitcase, which can be inconvenient and stressful.
A better option is to take a mini lightweight suitcase instead of a larger one, because mini suitcases are much lighter and more manageable, making them easier to carry around. They also force you to only pack the essentials, which can save time and effort in the long run.
So next time you start packing for your next trip, consider ditching the large suitcase in favor of a mini one. You may be surprised at how much more convenient it is.
Travel Wallet for Your Addresses and Documents
You must always keep your accommodation information details at hand, whether you’re staying in a hotel or an apartment. Also, it’s crucial to have an organized and safe place to keep your health and travel insurance documents, credit cards, cash, and identification documents, like ID, passport, visa, and driving license.
All these papers should be accessible to you at all times. Choose a wallet or a small purse that has enough space for everything to keep you organized during your travels.
Clothes and Shoes in Your Travel Bag
One pair of pajamas, three outfits, three sets of underwear, and three pairs of socks are a must for a weekend trip. It's smart to use packing cubes to organize your luggage efficiently. Create a cube with items for each day and make your mornings simpler.
Additionally, you'll save space in your suitcase. Finally, consider at least one nice outfit for dressing up. If you're a fan of gothic clothing, don't forget to bring your black lace dress to make a nice dinner feel like a special occasion.
When packing for a weekend trip, shoes are always a challenge. Don't convince yourself that you need a second pair. Pack one pair of shoes that are suitable to wear all weekend. Choose a comfortable pair for walking but nice enough to wear to dinner. If you're traveling during the winter, you should choose comfortable and warm boots. For warmer weather, it is easier since sneakers or sandals work.
Toiletries Compact Bag
Before you pack your toiletries, check what's already in the place you're staying. Many hotels and studio apartments provide toiletries like cotton pads, toothbrushes, shower caps, shampoo, etc. Of course, you don't have to bother bringing the same things with you for no reason.
You should pack only personal hygiene essentials like face wash, sunscreen, hair care products, makeup if needed, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, and perfume. Leave it at home if you can survive without some cosmetic brand for the weekend. Carry a compact size bag for your toiletries to make it easier to transport and travel. You should also take dietary supplements, prescription medications, and essential OTC medications.
Crossbody Bag for Your Electronics
You’ll never regret bringing your camera on a weekend trip. You’ll be happy to capture all the people, new places, and memories you’re making. Just make sure you charge your phone and camera batteries at home. Of course, you’ll take your charger with you, but a power bank is also a great option. Water-resistant cases for your electronics are a must for maximum protection. Even if your trip doesn’t take you around water, it’s still a good idea for unpredictable weather.
We strongly recommend not to overpack electronics. It would be best if you left your work laptop at home. Don’t forget that you’re on vacation! And since you’ll be either taking a flight or driving, skip the tablet. Even if your flight isn’t that short, you can always listen to music, audiobooks, or a podcast on your earbuds.
Weekend trips are excellent when you need a change of scenery but don’t have much time to go on a proper vacation. And we can all agree that they’re also great for last-minute trips. However, don’t let the last-minute nature of your weekend trip leave you unprepared. Use our packing checklist to ensure you take all the essential items. We hope you’ll be prepared for your upcoming trip and enjoy it to the maximum.