Packing Guide: Winter in Europe + Free Printable Checklist
This post and packing list will help you with your trip to Europe in winter. When I traveled to Costa Rica, I realised that I had packed a lot of (sort 0f) useless items and had actually forgotten to pack a number of essentials. Since that trip, I decided to create packing checklists for myself by destination and by season (hence, this winter in Europe packing checklist).
I thought I’d share my packing lists here with you so you’ll always be prepared, too! I’ve even left a good amount of blank rows on the printable packing list — you can use this space to add in your own extras. We are all different and I know that you’ll have items on your list that I won’t (and vice versa). But if you’re anything like me, then you’ll love this list and the rest of the series.
Here is a sample of the list. You can download the complete packing list for FREE below.
Click the image below to download your FREE Winter in Europe packing list.
Use this list but feel free to edit and add to it! I always suggest packing as light as possible and purchasing items on the go, as needed (especially depending on how long your trip is). Packing for winter is harder since items are much bulkier and heavier. A good way to compensate for heavier and warmer clothing (tops and bottoms) is by packing (i.e. wearing) only one coat and one pair of boots. Both items should be comfortable but stylish enough that they are functional from day to night and from casual to dressed up. This will save an incredible amount of room in your luggage and save you a considerable amount of stress (less luggage usually equals less stress). If after awhile you get bored of your winter attire, you can mix it up with a new scarf or hat. Voilà — as good as new!
Your turn! Where have you traveled to during winter?
What items do you HAVE TO pack for winter in Europe?