What can be better than a spontaneous escape for a weekend from your life full of routine? First you need to go through your ultimate weekend packing list for a perfect getaway. Just fetch your bag and head up to the path of the short city adventure!

For some people packing is a pre-play for a great vacation for others it’s torture, because you would like to bring enough things matching to all kinds of scenarios. I believe there is nothing impossible and the key to success is tactical packing.

Essentials for Your Weekend Travel Packing List

Packing list for vacation, essentials

Packing list for vacation, essentials

  • Wallet
  • Passport
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Mobile phone
  • Tickets
  • Keys
  • Driver’s license

Toiletries for the Weekend Travel Packing List

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Trip essentials for your packing list

  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Make up + make up remover
  • Pads
  • Moisturizer
  • Shampoo & Shower gel are not always necessary, especially if you are visiting your friends or staying at a hotel
  • Prescription meds
  • Hair brush
  • Deo
  • Parfume
  • Hair elastics, bobby pins

Basic for your Travel Packing List

  • 2 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pairs of socks

Important extra

Important items travelers forget to take

Important items travelers forget to take

  • Charger for the phone
  • Power bank, I’m using a Lumsing® 16000mAh
  • Snacks like nuts, chocolate, fruits for the road
  • Water
  • Umbrella
  • Clothes cleaning roller, if you would like to look neat

Clothes for the Weekend Travel Packing List

This is the hardest part for girls, because we would like to take everything that we have in our wardrobes. Unfortunately it’s impossible, so try to choose out of the following items:

  • 1 Skirt or dress
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • Pullover
  • Cardigan or Jacket

Boys, again, lucky you, you won’t have any complications with that:

  • 3 shirts
  • 1 pair of pants
  • Pullover
  • Jacket ( depending on the weather of course )


There are two options for girls:

  1. 2 pairs of comfortable shoes
  2. 1 pair of comfortable shoes + high heels

And only one option for guys, lucky you!

  1. 1  pair of your favorite sneakers


  • Sunglasses
  • Jewelry
  • 1 belt
  • 1 scarf

The important aspect that I would like to emphasize, is that you don’t need much for a weekend trip. And even if you will forget something, you can still get it at your destination, by the end it will be a souvenir. Just be careful with essentials, they should be definitely in your bag. Bon voyage!