What to pack for a weekend away

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So you’re going for a short break and you’re wondering what to pack for a weekend away. You could be going for a weekend away for a destination wedding, a work event, a vacation, or a staycation. Packing, in general, can be difficult but packing for a shorter trip might even be harder/ Packing too much ends up being cumbersome while packing too little ends up being inconvenient.

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Pick the Right Bag

Picking the right bag to pack your items and travel essentials is very important. You can pack in a duffel bag, a small suitcase depending on the nature of your trip. If you’re going away for a destination wedding you might want to pack a slightly bigger bag as you will be packing more outfits as compared to a business trip. Picking the right bag also depends on the mode of transport you’re using. If you’re flying you might want to pack light to avoid being charged extra for your luggage.

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Pack Light

If you’re traveling for the weekend, you’ll want to pack light and efficiently. You can use packing cubes to keep everything organized.

Essentials on what to pack for a weekend away


  • Pair of comfortable shoes
  • Pair of heels
  • Comfortable pants/shorts/leggings
  • 2- 4 tops
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 1 hoodie or warm jacket or trench coat
  • 4 sets of undergarments; Panties and bras
  • 2 sets of dresses if you’re going for a wedding
  • Sleeping clothes


  • Scarf
  • 2 Pairs of earrings
  • Sunglasses
  • Handbag
  • Entertainment: Kindle, Tablet, book
  • Camera: Could just be your phone
  • Travel documents: Passport, Debit/credit card, hotel booking details

Travel to the beach:

If you’re traveling to the beach you might want to add the following items;

  • Flip Flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Coverup
  • Beach towel

Hopefully, this packing list helps make packing easier for you.

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