Summer Weekend Trip Essentials


“Summer Weekend Trip Essentials”

Have you ever found yourself in a hotel room with enough clothes to last a couple of weeks? Or several pairs of shoes when you only need some flip flops? Absolutey no problem if you aren’t on a short weekend trip! It is super easy to overpack. Lets be honest – we have all done it.

Just recently I got the Numinous 25L Daypack for reviewing purposes and since I enjoy going on short trips alot I have decided to compose this packing list for you. This is what works for me personally but you may want to carry more or less respectively.

Numinous Daypack
Numinous Daypack – perfect for short trips!

Clothes – too little is a lot better than too much!

I am a big fan of the onion principle – if you’re feeling too cold wear multiple layers on top of each other to keep you warm. Since this is a packing list for the warmer climate you shouldn’t need to do this though. I dont’t bring jeans or long trousers along with me as they are a lot heavier and take up way to much space in my backpack. The weather forecast usually backs this decision too.

  • 1 pair of harem pants – perfect for really hot days as they are of thin material
  • 1 pair of black leggins – light, perfect if you need to cover up for religious sites, can be worn with shorts/skirts too
  • 3 pairs of hot pants – I never used to wear shorts but H&M completely changed my mind!
  • 3 vest tops in different colours – oh how I love H&M or Primark! Cheap, lots of different colours and designs, quite durable
  • 1 cardigan – perfect if you are feeling chilly in the evenings or if you need to cover your shoulders at religious sites
  • enough underwear & socks to cover you for the whole time – need I say more?
  • 2 bikinis – I always bring two bikinis. 1 to wear and the other to dry and vice versa
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 pair of ballerinas/flats
  • 1 pair of Nike running shoes for long walks or sightseeing


  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • travel sized showergel and shampoo/conditioner
  • deodorant
  • hair brush
  • thyroid pills
  • pain kilers
  • Tiger Balm – can be used for just about anything! Cold, sore muscles, blocked nose, etc
  • Microfibre towel – dries extremely fast and is an absolute light weight


Well this is easy for me.

  • iPhone 6
  • iPod Shuffle.
  • Sony Cybershot HX50 – takes great pics and videos, is the smallest digital camera on the market and fits all my needs!


  • Snorkel and mask
  • nose clip
  • notebook and pen
  • sunglasses
  • passport
  • plactic wallet with important travel documents like hotel confirmation, plane ticket, transfer voucher, etc
Summer Weekend Essentials
Summer Weekend Essentials

So this is it! My list of “Summer Weekend Trip Essentials”. Am I missing something important or carrying some unnecessary things? What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below.

Mona x

Viktoria Urbanek Travel Blog Chronic Wanderlust

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