Wouldn’t preparing for travel be so much easier if someone else planned and packed for you? I know it would really help me out. But how do you know what to pack when traveling, especially so you can fit in all in a carry on?
To help streamline your packing process, I have a simple and fun guide for what to pack when traveling for a weekend.
Long weekend getaways can be some of the best types of travel. Three and four day trips can often be the perfect amount of time to explore and have fun. Yes, you can even take these shorter trips to places like Puerto Rico and Europe.
No matter how long a trip is I always carry on my luggage (yes even for a two week long Disney World trip plus cruise).
Carrying on saves time and possibly money — depending on the airline.
What To Pack When Traveling
One of my favorite tips to share in order to make packing easier is to start by organizing your closet the perfect way.
To maximize all of the space you can, you want to make sure to pack your best travel essentials and your favorite beauty essentials.
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Last year, when I went to Disney World to attend Disney Dreamers Academy, I was able to pack quickly and not long before my flight, since it was only a 4 day trip (from Thursday-Sunday).
I made sure to bring cute and comfy shoes (Tieks), sneakers, fun graphic tees, a few outfits I could mix and match, and of course I could never forget my denim jacket. That is a staple item in my wardrobe and I never travel, even if it’s only locally to visit Philly, without it.
What Should I Pack For A Long Weekend Getaway?
Here are some simple, easy to wear, yet stylish clothing, shoes and accessories that are perfect for a taking on a long weekend trip.
There are a variety of pieces and you can even layer some of them too. Most of the clothes also come in a variety of styles and colors.
AE V-Neck T-Shirt
This super soft tee comes in a variety of 10 colors, has a relaxed fit and is currently 50% off !
Puffy Sleeve Shirt
This soft jersey knit top comes in four perfectly muted colors, and can be dressed up or down.
Chambray button-up peplum shirt
This is a classic shirt with a pretty peplum twist. Perfect for spring!
These high-waisted jeans come in 10 different washes and are super stylish.
High-rise Toothpick Jean in White
These skinny jeans are super fitted and won't bag out even after wearing them all day.
Aerie Move High Waisted 7/8 Legging
Move around in the Feel Empowered fabric of these leggings. They are cozy to the touch with medium support, and come in 4 colors.
High Rise Cuffed Denim Shorts
These shorts with rips and cuffed hems are a comfy, casual addition to your spring and summer weekend rotation.
J.Crew Point Sur Seaside Short in Stripe
These shorts are the kind of cool that never goes out of style. They have a drawstring waist and are destined to be your warm weather go-to.
Poppy Espadrille Wedge Sandal
This comfy espadrille-style wedge, that comes in 4 colors, is secured by a wide strap at the ankle.
Converse Women's Chuck Taylor Shoreline Slip Casual Shoe, Black- 7.5 B(M) US
This slip-on, low-top sneaker comes in 5 colors and can be worn with shorts, dresses, jeans and leggings!
Tory Burch Miller Leather Sandal
These iconic, classy and comfortable sandals are a staple for me.
They come in a wide variety of over 20 colors and styles and I never travel without them.
This essential denim jacket is styled with iconic detailing, including chest flap pockets and shank-style buttons.
Comes in 4 colors and is perfect for carrying on when you travel.
Tailored Leather Belt
Smooth leather defines a clean, essential belt accented with a gleaming tonal buckle.
adidas Originals Women's Relaxed Adjustable Strapback Cap, White, ONE SIZE
Keep the sun out of your eyes in a stylish and comfy way with this hat.
Side-Ruched Body Con Dress
This soft stretch-jersey dress is ruched on one side, creating a minimalist look.
Even better is when you buy Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom donates 2.5% of net sales to organizations that work to empower youth.
Carson 53mm Polarized Sunglasses
Matte detailing adds a modern element to the hand-cut frames of these bold retro sunglasses.
Knotted Hair Tie
How to ensure a good hair day? Pick up one of these pretty scrunchies to take on your next trip.
Leather Wallet on a Chain
Finely grained leather brings a refined aesthetic to a sophisticated wallet featuring a removable chain strap so you can carry it hands-free or as a clutch.
Now you know what to pack when traveling for a long weekend away, where are you going to explore next?
In case you need some ideas, I created a wonderful travel bucket list with lots of unique inspiration that could definitely help you decide.
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Michelle D. Garrett
Tuesday 2nd of April 2019
Love this! I'm slowly getting better at packing for weekend getaways. We used to have at least 2 bags per person LOL
Tuesday 2nd of April 2019
It makes the trip more manageable when you have less stuff to worry about!