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My rule of thumb for traveling in Europe is to wear a backpack and travel light!  There’s nothing worse than being on a crowded train and having to heave a heavy suitcase up in the racks above your seat.  It’s stupid and embarrassing (especially if you don’t get it up there on the first try!)  If you feel like you’re going to miss something, keep in mind that you can buy clothing, umbrellas, or meds practically everywhere in Europe.

That said, packing for Europe is a little tricky.  Europeans tend to dress up a bit more than Americans and if you’re like me, you want to at least TRY to fit in!  On the other hand, (and more importantly) you want to be comfortable during all the walking you’ll be doing.  Multifunctional clothing is what we’re going for here.  You also want to be able to layer your clothing, especially if you’re touring in central Europe or further north.

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Men

 I’ve made separate lists for men and women.  They contain everything you need regardless of the length of your trip.  Having to wash your clothes is the price you pay for traveling light – and it’s so worth it!  Another advantage to traveling light is that you don’t need long to pack before moving on to the next location.

What to Pack for a 2 Week Trip to Europe + Packing List

Clothing

  • 5 long-sleeved shirts.  Choose ones with a wrinkle-disguising pattern and where the sleeves can easily be rolled up to double as a short-sleeved shirt.
  • 2 light pants.  Jeans are not what you want here, as they take forever to dry and are heavy.
  • 1 pair of shorts that can double as a bathing suit
  • 5 underwear
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • fleece sweatshirt or sweater
  • water-resistant windbreaker with hood
  • worn in, comfortable but dressy walking shoes
  • flip flops, sandals or light slip on shoes
  • a hat (buy one in Europe and call it a souvenir!)
  • a tie or scarf
  • loungewear

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Women

What to Pack for a 2 Week Trip to Europe + Packing List

Clothing

  • 5 tops long / short-sleeved
  • 1 cardigan
  • 1 pair of light pants
  • 2 pair of capri pants
  • 1 dress (not too short for visiting churches)
  • 1 skirt (again, not too short)
  • 5 underpants
  • 1 extra bra
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 1 swimsuit
  • fleece sweatshirt or sweater
  • water-resistant windbreaker with hood
  • worn in, comfortable but dressy walking shoes
  • trekking sandals
  • a hat
  • a scarf
  • loungewear

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Like I said before, this list is good for any length of travel.  I know it’s hard to reduce your gear down to the bare necessities, but you’ll be so glad you did.  Let me know how is goes in the comments below.

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