What to Pack for the Upcoming Weekend Getaway

Are you planning a weekend getaway with your friends, family, or partner? Whether you’re headed to the beach, the mountains, or somewhere in between, knowing what to pack is essential for an enjoyable trip. 

Avoiding overpacking and ensuring all your needs are met can be tricky, especially if it’s a short stay. So, to help remove some of the stress from packing for a weekend getaway, we’ve compiled this guide, which goes through exactly what items you should bring on your next trip! 

Get ready to relax and have fun – we’ll ensure everything is handled.

You’ll Need a Bag

The first thing you will need when packing for your weekend getaway is a bag. First, you will need a bag to pack all of your things in. The bag you choose shouldn’t be so big that there is an abundance of space, and it shouldn’t be so small that things are crammed inside. 

Since you would want to fill it with all the essentials: a phone charger, some comfy clothes, and your favourite sunglasses, leather handmade bags could be a perfect choice. Not only are they durable, but handmade leather bags also provide a unique style that can’t be found with traditional mass-produced bags. 

Bring Toiletries if Necessary

The next thing that you are going to need to pack is toiletries. A few examples of toiletries that are a must for a weekend trip are shampoo, conditioner, facial moisturiser, deodorant wipes, and body wash. Some brands actually make travel-sized toiletries, which are extremely convenient. 

However, with that said, you should only pack toiletries if necessary, which will largely depend on the hotel you will be staying at. If you stay at a fancy hotel, they will have premium shampoo and conditioner, so you won’t have to worry about that.

Day Clothing

Next on this list of what to pack for a weekend trip is day clothing. As the name would suggest, day clothing would be the clothing you will wear during the day. In terms of what exactly to pack, this would depend on where you are going and what the weather is like. 

Generally, you should pack a pair of jeans/chinos or shorts, a dress, two tops, a pair of comfortable shoes, three pairs of socks, three sets of underwear, and a bra. Don’t go overboard and pack five different outfits; it’s unnecessary. 

Night Clothing

Night clothing is definitely a must when going on a weekend trip. Of course, with that said, it depends on whether or not you will be going on a date. Night clothing consists of evening wear as well as sleeping wear. If you are going to a restaurant, you can pack a slightly more extravagant top than your day clothing top. 

A Jacket

One of the most important things you should pack when going on a weekend trip is a jacket. Jackets are essential for a weekend trip since no one enjoys getting cold. If you are going somewhere with a beach, jackets are great to wear in the evening to avoid shivering. If the place you are visiting is windy, they are essential to wear too if you want to have a good time.

Travel Documentation

Finally, the last thing you should pack when going on a weekend trip is travel documentation. This depends on where you are going. If you are going somewhere local, this isn’t necessary, but don’t forget to pack your driver’s license and identification card. 

If you are going abroad, travel documentation is of the utmost importance, especially if you need to get vaccinated before you leave. Keep your visa and passport in a safe place, and always ensure it is packed before leaving the hotel to come home.

Krysta Jakson

Krysta is an experienced blogger, writing blogs on lifestyle, fashion, beauty and travel. She wonderfully describes the latest trends on these topics, making the articles interesting for all the readers.