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15 essential packing items for a Europe trip

So you’ve booked your dream tour and organised your flights… Now you need to pack! Europe is a massive continent with all kinds of different climates, cultures and landscapes. So where do you start? From what to wear in Europe to gadgets and medical essentials, here is our guide to everything you need to pack when planning a trip to Europe.

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1. Versatile clothing

Europe has a reputation for being fashionable, from the minimalist clothing of Scandinavia to the elegant style of the Mediterranean. While you don’t need to walk around in haute couture, you also shouldn’t wear sloppy clothing or gym wear everyday. If you want to blend in and be comfortable, go for casual yet refined options. So what exactly do you wear in Europe?

In general, go for versatile layers that can take you from day to night. For example, you can wear dark wash jeans, a light t-shirt and sneakers during the day, then dress it up with a nice jacket, accessories and sandals by night. Or, go for trousers, dresses or skirts that can easily be dressed up or down. Of course, what you wear in Europe will change depending on the season (it can go from blazing hot summers to freezing snowy winters), but in any season, remember to pack light and choose layers you can mix and match.

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2. Comfortable shoes

Although you’ll want to blend in with the stylish locals, the top priority is comfort when you’re planning a trip to Europe. You’ll be walking a lot, often on bumpy cobbled streets or hillsides, so you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes to carry you through your trip.

Depending on the weather, that may be sneakers or sturdy sandals, or you may need hiking boots if you plan to hit the Alps. It’s also good to bring sandals or flip-flops for lounging by the pool or the beach. Whatever shoes you bring, make sure you break them in before you leave to avoid any nasty blisters.

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3. Accessories

When you’ve got minimal clothing options, accessories are a great way to jazz up an outfit. You can pack light, colourful scarves, hair ties, hats and sunglasses, or throw on some jewellery (don’t bring any expensive stuff) like earrings, necklaces, bracelets or even use belts to stand out and complete your look.

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4. Sun protection

Whether you’re travelling in summer, winter or somewhere in between, you always need to bring sun protection for your trip to Europe. Bring a hat, sunglasses and plenty of high SPF sunscreen.

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5. Rain protection

You also need to consider the rain when planning a trip to Europe. Come prepared in any season with a raincoat, small travel umbrella or rain poncho.

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6. Day bags

When you’re planning your trip to Europe, you’ll probably want to dedicate most days to sightseeing and different activities. Since you’ll spend so much time out and about, you’ll need a secure bag to hold all your daily essentials like your water bottle, sunscreen and camera. Whether you bring a backpack or cross-body bag, make sure it’s lightweight, waterproof, theft-proof and has plenty of pockets. For the evenings, you might like to bring a smaller bag or purse.

7. Toiletries

Your toiletries are up to you, but we always recommend pouring your products like shampoo and moisturiser into smaller, reusable travel bottles, to save space and produce less waste. If you don’t want to bring a bunch of liquids (that always seem to explode in your bag), you can try solid toiletries, like shampoo, soap, moisturiser and deodorant bars and toothpaste tabs. It’s also handy to bring a hanging toiletry bag to make it easier to reach in the bathroom.

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8. Medical kit

While you can usually find everything you need once you arrive, it’s always useful to bring a small medical kit when planning a trip to Europe. You’ll firstly need to pack any prescription medication you need and bring enough for your whole trip.

Other handy items include hand sanitiser, painkillers, electrolytes, antiseptic ointment and bandaids, eye drops, insect repellent and travel sickness tablets. If you’re a light sleeper, bring earplugs and an eye mask. Be sure to consult your doctor for specific travel health advice for your trip.

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9. Reusable water bottle

You can help reduce plastic waste and save money by bringing your own reusable water bottle. You can refill it in destinations where it’s safe to drink the tap water, or use the filtered water at your hotel, or drinking fountains and refill stations found across Europe.

10. Smartphone or camera

This is one of the most essential items on anyone’s list when planning a trip to Europe. From the icons like the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum to the magical landscapes like the Swiss Alps and Amalfi Coast, you’ll want to take hundreds of stunning photos on your Europe adventure. Whether you use your smartphone camera or bring a separate SLR camera, make sure you bring extra memory cards, chargers and waterproof cases

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11. Travel adaptor and power strip

Speaking of gadgets – you can’t leave home without a travel adaptor. Check the plug type and voltage of the destination you’re visiting before you go, or bring along a universal travel adaptor if you’re visiting multiple countries with different plug types.

If you have a lot of electronics, or you’re travelling with other people, a power strip is very handy. You can charge everything at once, or if you only have one outlet in your room, you won’t be fighting over who gets to use it first!

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12. Entertainment for the road

When you’re planning a trip to Europe, you’ll probably have some long plane rides or coach journeys. Come prepared with some light entertainment like headphones to listen to music, or an e-reader stocked with books. While paperbacks are great, they can be very heavy, which isn’t ideal when you need to pack light.

13. Sealable bags

It’s always a good idea to bring a few waterproof, sealable bags. They can be small dry bags or toiletry bags, and they’re great for storing wet clothes, liquid containers to prevent spillage, or valuables like your passport, cash or phone.

Eiffel Tower Paris planning a trip to Europe

14. Money

When you’re planning a trip to Europe with Trafalgar, most of your expenses will be covered before you go, including hotels, transport and some activities and meals. But you’ll still need to bring some extra money for things like souvenirs and extra activities or meals. We recommend bringing your debit and credit cards, and some extra local cash. UK pounds and euros will get you across most of Europe, however you’ll need to check your specific destinations for their local currency.

15. Important documents

You probably won’t leave home without your important documents like your passport and visa (we hope!), but you should also bring photocopies of these documents. In the unfortunate event you lose or damage your documents, the photocopies will be very useful in getting replacements or important information. We recommend bringing copies of your passport, visas, travel insurance and any tickets. It’s also handy to write down local emergency numbers on a small card and keep it in your bag on your trip.

Are you planning a dream trip to Europe? What essentials will you pack for Europe? Let us know in the comments below!

How to Pack Light for Europe: A Sustainable Packing List

One of the easiest ways to travel more sustainably is to pack light. The more weight a plane carries the higher its carbon emissions are, making packing light one of the best ways individual travelers can directly impact the eco-friendliness of their flight. When you learn how to pack light for Europe you can easily adapt this to other destinations and reduce your carbon footprint. All while making your trips more comfortable.

Travel With Carry-on Only

The first step to figuring out how to pack light for Europe is to ensure that you travel with your carry-on bag only. If your bag is small enough to be stored in the overhead bin that also makes traveling a lot faster and easier. No more waiting for your checked luggage, no carrying heavy suitcases up the stairs to your accommodation in some European old town. You simply get off the plane, onto public transport, and start exploring your destination.

Note that if you’re flying within Europe some airlines like Ryanair only allow a handbag on board. If you want to bring your carry-on into the cabin you have to pay for priority boarding. Otherwise, you only have carry-on luggage but still have to wait for it at the baggage claim when you arrive.

In general, flying with carry-on luggage only is going to give you access to cheaper tickets so there’s another advantage of packing light when you travel to Europe.

And while the idea of only bringing hand luggage might stress you out trust me when I say that it can absolutely be done. And you don’t even have to sacrifice your style and fashion sense. Most of the time when people overpack it’s because they pack for eventualities that really don’t occur.

If you spend a week in Europe you probably won’t get invited to a fancy wedding so you can leave your evening gown at home. And if you’re walking around every day you want comfortable shoes, not high heels, especially if you have to walk cobblestone streets. Even if you plan on going out there are plenty of flat shoes that still look good enough for a nice bar.

In fact, the key is to find a balance with most things. Don’t bring an entire hiking outfit if you don’t plan on going hiking. Exploring European cities can be done in comfortable ballet flats so leave your sneakers at home. If you’re coming to Europe in the colder season comfortable ankle boots will probably be your best bet.

If you’re traveling to Europe for the first time you may think that you need a ton of stuff. But actually, if you’re still a bit insecure about your trip that’s the best reason to find out how to pack light for Europe. Having only one bag, knowing where it is at all times, carrying it yourself – these are things that will all make you feel more confident about your trip. And not only does this make you feel better, your confidence is a deterrent to anyone with less than good intentions.

Another thing people are often worried about are personal care items. Not being allowed to bring liquids that exceed 100ml per bottle and 1l in total makes some people panic. They check in a bag only to be able to bring their favorite shampoo. But this is completely unnecessary. First of all, many places you stay at have personal care items. But as a sustainable traveler, you should be trying to switch to solid products anyway. Shampoo and conditioner bars can go in the cabin with you, take up less space, and are usually better for the environment because they need less water.

But if all else fails you can always get whatever you need at your destination. I’ve seen bloggers recommending people bring toilet paper, tissues, and wet wipes, as if you can’t get those in Europe. While we may not have the same brands as in North America, I can guarantee you that we also take showers, wash our hair, and brush our teeth. Who knows, you might even discover a new favorite sustainable product that will also serve as a useful souvenir.

So now you want to know how to pack light for Europe if you’re only bringing a carry-on. Isn’t that going to be too little space? Not if you use a few tricks like packing cubes. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but they really make your suitcase more organized, leaving more space for things like chargers or souvenirs.

If you’re worried about running out of clothes try to find out in advance where you can do laundry on your trip. When booking accommodation you can always look for places that have a washing machine.

How to Pack Light for Europe

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The smartest thing you can do actually doesn’t have much to do with how to pack but what to wear on your flight. I regularly make use of this little trick to take additional items with me that won’t fit in my carry-on. Simply layer a few clothes (it can get cold on the plane!) and take a jacket or coat so it doesn’t take up space in your luggage! Layers will also be your best friend throughout the trip if you’re traveling to different locations in Europe that have different climates.

Items like jeans can be worn more than once so if you wear a pair when you fly in and out you can still wear it a few times during your stay. But since you didn’t pack a heavy item like jeans you have saved some space.

I love dresses, but it’s not only because I find them beautiful and comfortable. In terms of packing, they’re great because you pack one item and are fully dressed.

If you usually dress up to go out to eat then fancier clothes should be included as part of your packing list. But it takes too much space to pack sportswear for the day, evening clothes for going out, and the matching shoes for each outfit. The problem of not being appropriately dressed for a restaurant really only occurs if you wear super touristy outfits (tank tops and shorts) during the day. But a casual chic outfit works for both sightseeing and drinks at a bar.

Too often I see packing lists that include things like windbreaker jackets only to also suggest cocktail dresses later on. Likewise, I see people suggesting rain jackets. It really doesn’t make sense. They take up so much space even though you can simply bring a small umbrella.

Even if you don’t pack an umbrella you’ll probably be fine. Many accommodations have umbrellas. And if you’re out and about and get caught in the rain you will see people selling umbrellas outdoors or shops that will display umbrellas prominently. They know that this is the time people want to buy umbrellas, they’ll take advantage of that.

Finally, I really don’t see the point in packing a pair of shoes in addition to the one you will wear on the plane. As long as you have a comfortable pair of flat shoes that go with all your outfits you’ll be fine. You can go dancing in flats as well. The only reason you’d need more shoes is if you plan to go hiking. Otherwise, there will be one type of shoe that can do it all.

Packing List

This packing list is going to help you with your packing for Europe. Of course, the exact items you pack will depend on the weather in the places you go and the activities you plan on doing. If you plan to spend your days on the beaches and in the villages of Greek islands you will need different clothes than if you go skiing in Norway or sightseeing in the major French cities. But while the exact things you will pack will differ the idea is still the same: bringing a few items that you can mix and match to create different looks.

And don’t underestimate the power of jewelry and other accessories. These barely take up any space but can really take your outfits to another level.

Another key aspect of figuring out how to pack light for Europe is paying attention to the materials your clothes are made of. Make sure you avoid materials that wrinkle easily. So while linen is one of the least problematic fabrics in fashion it doesn’t really work well when you travel unless you will have access to an iron and don’t mind taking time out of your day to iron your linen clothes. I also wouldn’t bring clothes that are difficult to care for or wash.

What to Wear on the Plane

  • jeans
  • top (I prefer short sleeves because you can always add a cardigan whereas a long-sleeved top can easily feel too warm in warmer temperatures)
  • cardigan
  • jacket (I prefer denim or fake leather)
  • shoes
  • scarf or other accessories you want to bring
  • purse
  • sunglasses (have them in your purse)
  • hand sanitizer

What to Pack

  • 3 tops
  • 2 bottoms
  • OR: 2-3 dresses
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sleepwear
  • bras
  • beach towel and bikini (or other beachwear), if needed
  • gloves, hat, tights, if needed
  • slippers (for your hotel room)
  • chargers
  • outlet converters
  • camera
  • e-book reader (if you have time to read on vacation)
  • notebook (if you journal)
  • water bottle (this does take up a bit of space but it will make your trip more eco-friendly, plus you’ll save money because you won’t have to buy water as you’ll simply refill your bottle with tap water which is fine for drinking in most of Europe)
  • bamboo cutlery
  • power bank
  • toothbrush
  • floss
  • safety razor (buy blades once you arrive, I also have a post on how to shave with a safety razor)
  • tweezers
  • perfume sample (don’t carry a bigger bottle, it could also break!)
  • glasses
  • contact lenses and solution
  • makeup
  • makeup brushes
  • menstrual products (there are different zero-waste period products though I’d say a menstrual cup is probably best for travel)
  • toiletries (decant these into smaller bottles, or, depending on how much time you spend at your destination, it might make more sense to buy things after you arrive)
  • ziploc bags to pack all these smaller items
  • any and all documents you need

If you’re looking for an example of a packing list for a weekend city break in Europe check out my minimalist packing list for Madrid.

The Ultimate Europe Travel Packing List

Europe Packing List — The Ultimate Packing Guide for Visiting Europe

So you’ve finally decided to take that Europe trip you’ve been planning for ages!

You’ve booked your flights (if you haven’t yet, then find out “How to Book Cheap Flights to Europe“), you know where you’re going, and where you’re staying. This will be the trip of a lifetime and you can’t wait to leave. There’s just one small detail…you still have to pack.

To save you time and stress from this task, we’ve compiled an ultimate guide on the things to bring to Europe. We’re covering everything, from how to pack for Europe to the best travel accessories.

All of our tips and tricks are also summarized in the Europe Trip Packing List at the end of the article.

Where Do I Pack Everything? – Your Luggage Guide for Europe

First things first! Before you know what you’re bringing, you should know where you’re putting them. It is best to start by choosing the right type of luggage. What is right depends on who you are and how many places you are travelling to.

But in general, you have two choices:

  • A wheeled suitcase
  • A travel backpack

Each one of these choices has pros and cons, so it depends on the preference of the person.

A wheeled suitcase will not put weight on your back and will generally be better organized. Soft-shell suitcases fit in most places and are not easily damaged. Hard-shell suitcases will protect any fragile items, but they crack very easy if thrown around.

So think about what you will be doing during your trip and decide. We recommend a soft-shell suitcase since it provides more flexibility.

The cons of wheeled suitcases are that they are difficult to move in Europe’s cobblestones and long-winded staircases. That is where travel backpacks perform better. They are easier to carry and do not take much space. You can have them as carry-ons for the flight or check them in.

Aim for spacious backpacks with a lot of pockets to store your things.

The downside of travel backpacks is that they are heavy on your back. They also become very uncomfortable if a lot of things are put in it and they are more difficult to pack than a suitcase.

Whichever you end up choosing, make sure it is the right size and will fit your packing list for Europe. Choose a colour that stands out from all the usual black bags you see everywhere. It will be easier to notice your bag amongst many others and it will decrease the chance that someone else will accidentally take it.

How Do I Look? – Your Clothing and Style Guide for Europe

Europe has a notorious reputation for the most fashionable people. So when people make travel plans, they stress a lot about what to wear in Europe. Europeans claim they can guess someone’s nationality just from looking at what shoes they’re wearing (hint: American sneakers). So if you want to blend in, we’ve got you covered.

While you want to look stylish and nice, you also need to be comfortable. We’ve put together tips that will answer what to pack when travelling to Europe.

A general piece of advice is to pack light. Everyone has the urge to pack a lot of things. But what usually happens is that we either wear them only once or we end up not wearing most of the things at all. So the best way to go about packing is to mix and match clothes.

Try to create outfits based on the weather and the destination. Make sure that whatever you bring, you can wear it more than once and it will look different. One such piece is dark wash jeans that you can wear during the day with sneakers and a casual t-shirt, but you can also wear them during the night for a more refined look.

You should always start with the basics. If you are on the lookout for a packing list for Europe for spring or summer, then t-shirts are a must. Whether you are a man or a woman, a white or grey t-shirt will always look stylish if paired with the right accessories. So try to mix and match 3-4 t-shirts in different colours.

For women, blouses and shirts will also be comfortable and will break the monotony of t-shirts. A few of these, like 2 to 3 will most likely come in handy and create fashionable outfits you can wear while sightseeing or out at a bar.

For men, packing lightweight shirts is also a good idea. We recommend 2 to 3 long-sleeved ones so that they are more versatile. When it’s warm, you can roll up the sleeves and fit right in with the European men.

Everyone should also bring something to layer up with. Europe’s weather is constantly changing and you’ll be sweating while walking into a museum and start feeling chilly once you step out of it an hour later. So make sure to bring a cardigan or a sweater, as well as a lightweight jacket. We recommend windbreakers with hoods so that you are protected in case it starts raining.

Finally, you might want to bring an elegant outfit. You never know whether you might end up deciding to have a fancy dinner somewhere or there will be a dress code in one of the cool bars you’ve planned to visit. A nice dress for women and an elegant shirt for men should be in your suitcase.


Depending on the time of year you are visiting Europe, you should also have a mix of comfortable and fashionable trousers.

You can start with a pair of dark wash jeans which as we mentioned above can be worn whenever you want to. Try to fit in another pair of lightweight trousers if you know the weather will be warm.

Shorts are not much used by Europeans, but you can bring in a pair just in case it is too hot and you cannot be bothered to wear long or Capri trousers. For men, shorts could also be used as swimming trunks, but just make sure they are not heavy cargo or chunky shorts.

For women, skirts are also easy to pack. They do not take much space, so you can bring 1 or 2 with you. Combining a skirt and casual t-shirts will look good no matter where you go. Make sure you bring different lengths that you can wear in different situations.

If you are making a packing list for Europe for autumn or winter, you should make sure to bring something warmer. Wool leggings or long underwear will keep you warm and comfortable when visiting your planned sightseeing destinations.


Europeans always stand out with their choices of shoes. So travellers are always stressed out about them. Well, we are here to tell you comfort is key. You will be walking a lot and going through different streets, so your feet must feel good. You won’t enjoy anything when your feet are in pain and all you want to do is lie down.

Shoes also take a lot of space in your luggage, so we recommend bringing 2 pairs. One pair should be the most comfortable walking shoes that you will wear during the day. These might be tennis shoes or sandals, depending on the weather. Another pair can be used to wear during the night when you go out.

Also, make sure to bring a pair of those cheap flip-flops. You might be staying at a hostel or Couchsurfing, so you never know how clean the showers are.

Whatever you, do not, and I repeat, do not bring new shoes. They will cause blisters and take time to break-in, which will completely ruin your trip. Your shoes should be well broken in so that you are comfortable and enjoy your trip.

Since you will spend much of your time outside sightseeing and doing different activities, you will need something to hold all the necessary things. We recommend a small backpack that you can put your daily necessities in.

This includes things like your money, documents, toiletries, electronics, and so on. There are many choices in terms of these backpacks, but we recommend theft-proof ones to keep your things safe.

For when you go out at night, you can get a small crossbody bag to look more stylish.


Accessories can make or break an outfit. For long trips like this one where you will have to pack light, stylish accessories will make you feel like you’re wearing a brand new shirt, even if you’ve already worn it three times.

Accessories to pack include things like:

  • Jewellery – you can mix different earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to create a more complete look.
  • Watches – most people have a smartphone to check the time, but a good watch is still trendy, especially in fashionable European cities.
  • Scarves – you can wear what you think are the most basic and casual clothes, but a good scarf with interesting patterns will make you stand out.
  • Sunglasses – this is extremely important during spring and summer, and if you have vision problems, you can get vision corrected sunglasses.
  • Tie – for men who have planned a fancier evening, a tie is a must.

Underwear and loungewear

What people can see on the outside is important, but it’s what’s underneath that matters more. If you pack uncomfortable underwear, you will end up being uncomfortable the whole trip.

We recommend packing around 5 pairs of underwear. Make sure they are breathable and will dry quickly. Good travel underwear is pricier, but it is worth the investment. Since they are easy to wash, you can wash them in your hostel sink and they will dry by morning.

Additionally, pack a pair of leggings and a tank top to use as loungewear or pyjamas. You might want to be more comfortable at the end of a long day and these will help you feel better than if you wear a pair of jeans.


Similar to underwear, socks must also make your feet feel comfortable. Invest in breathable material for your travel socks. The investment will definitely pay off. You do not want to come back to your hostel at the end of a long day and have cracked and sweaty feet. Good travel socks will keep your feet dry and healthy.

Again, we recommend bringing around 5 pairs, which you can wash and dry as needed.

What Do I Take Awesome Pictures With? – Your Electronics Guide for Europe

In this day and age, we don’t go anywhere without electronics. But for an important trip such as this one, electronics are a must-have. You will be left wondering what to take and what to leave, but we’ve compiled the most important electronics on how to pack for Europe.

Smartphone/SIM Cards

This item is number one on anyone’s list. You will be able to connect to public Wi-Fi or get cheap travel data to plan to post all your perfect travel pictures, or call your family and friends and tell them of all the fun you are having.

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Lately, most people are choosing to bring a tablet with them instead of a phone. Since you can now talk to people through different apps, you won’t even need a phone to call. You can simply connect to Wi-Fi and do everything you need to.


Paperbacks are great, but they are heavy, especially when you need to pack light for a trip to Europe. So instead, you can bring an E-reader such as a Kindle which can hold your books for when you’re on the road or want to take a break from the walking. Additionally, you can put maps and travel guides there which will be helpful and better than packing them in your suitcase.


Laptops can be great to bring with you, especially if you are planning to do some kind of work during your travel. They are on the heavier side and we would not recommend it, but if you must bring one, try to bring one that will not make your bags too heavy. Also, if you are bringing a tablet, you might not need a laptop and vice versa.


This is probably one of the most important pieces of electronics you will bring. If you do not like taking pictures with your smartphone, then a camera will be great for you. You will be visiting amazing places, so make sure to capture all of your memories on it.

Outlet plugs, power strips, and chargers

European outlets and voltage are different from other countries, so you want to make sure your electronics will fit. We recommend bringing a few voltage plug converters to protect your devices from frying and breaking due to differences in the electricity.

Also, if you have many electronics, bring a small power strip. You might not have enough space to charge everything during the night if there are only two outlets in your room. And as a final reminder, pack your chargers. You do not want to arrive at your destination without them and spend money on getting new ones.

So Is That All I Need to Pack? No, Not Even Close – Your Guide to Travel Accessories for Europe

Besides looking nice and having all your electronics, there are also some other things you must pack. These are the more boring, but nevertheless, extremely important items.

Tickets and travel documents

You cannot leave without your tickets and travel documents. You will absolutely need your passport if you are travelling by air, especially if you need a Schengen Visa on it. Additionally, take the originals and make copies of all your aeroplane, train, and bus tickets as well as your accommodation confirmations.

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Needless to say, you won’t be able to do much without some money. Take your debit and credit cards with you, but make sure you also have some extra cash just in case of emergencies.

Safety padlocks and accessories

If you are travelling with something valuable on you, do not forget to bring a small padlock. You can program it however you want with a safety code and have some peace of mind that your things will be safe.

Additionally, invest in some good wallets or money bags. People use different things, such as small pouches around their waist or their neck. Pack whatever is more comfortable for you, just as long as your money and documents will be safe.


Just because you are travelling, does not mean you need to disregard your health. Packing your health-related products is extremely important and you won’t enjoy your trip if you are sick or in pain.

First of all, bring any prescription medicine with you. You do not know what the policies of each country are, so instead of risking your health, you might as well bring your own.

Second, bring any vitamins that you regularly use. You don’t want to waste time looking for a pharmacy in a city you do not know, and working hours will be different, so you don’t need the extra stress.

Finally, bring a few painkillers. You never know when you might need them, so you might as well pack a few pills.


Most people bring their own toiletries on their travel. Unless you are going to a remote place, any store will have shampoo and toothpaste. If you are bringing your own, then make sure to do it in a hanging toiletry bag. This will make it easier to organize everything and ensure they are within reach in the small European bathrooms.

Sealable bags

Having a few sealable bags is always a good idea. You can put any liquid containers you have with you in them and make it spill-proof. Bring a few of different sizes, since you never know when you might need them (hint: you can put your passport in one to prevent anything from damaging it).


You might have booked a nice hotel that has all the amenities you might need, but most people will travel on a budget. This means hostels, Couchsurfing, or cheap hotels, and these places might not have everything.

So you can bring some toilet paper just in case you need some, wet wipes, and tissues. They will always come in handy, whether you’re on the road or you need them where you are staying.

Laundry items

If you are planning to do any laundry, then items for it are essentials for travelling to Europe. You can bring a small laundry soap or packet of detergent, a portable clothesline, and some stain remover. There are great choices in grocery stores and they will not take much space but will be incredibly useful when you need to wash your underwear or socks.

What if I Get Sick? – Your Guide to Travel Insurance for Europe

While planning a trip, people are excited and optimistic about how it will go. It is great to prepare yourself for having a great time, but you should also take some precautions if something goes wrong. Like your health.

You won’t be able to enjoy your trip to Europe if you have an accident or get sick. So to make sure that you’re covered in case something happens, it is best to take out travel insurance.

Travel insurance will cover you if you have an accident and need emergency medical attention. This is one of the most important aspects because you never know what might happen. If you don’t have insurance and you need to go to the doctor somewhere in Europe, it might cost you thousands of dollars.

Travel insurance will also cover any personal liability issues, such as getting sued or causing any injuries. Finally, some travel insurance might also cover the costs of getting your bags stolen or lost and if your trip gets cancelled or delayed.

So you should hope for the best, but also prepare for the worst. Find yourself good travel insurance that doesn’t break your bank and you are set to start your journey to Europe. We recommend Europ Assistance and Mondial Care.




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