One suitcase. nine weeks.

16 comments · save · last comment by Chris K. over 9 years ago

Nikki K

Nikki K.

United States

39 posts

I will be traveling through europe for nine weeks this summer but have never been there before and was wondering if anyone had any packing or traveling trips.
What would you pack if you had to live on one suitcase for nine weeks?

almost 10 years ago

Carolyn W

Carolyn W.

United States

1026 posts

Wow.... I don't know, I'm horrible at packing! That sounds amazing though.
I spent two weeks in Europe and managed to never wear the same thing once though, so here's my advice (even if nine weeks is a lot longer):

Bring two or three pairs of shoes, depending on how big your one suitcase is. Two pairs of comfy shoes that go with a lot (or one, I just love shoes so I did two), and one nice pair for the occasional nice dinner or other thing that requires more than sneakers or boots. Don't pack sandals if you'll be walking a lot... just a thought. As for clothes, I packed dresses, and rolled them all. You fit much more this way. Dresses also make one full outfit together, so you don't have to worry about tops AND bottoms. If you are comfortable with wearing the same type of bottom over and over before washing (maybe a basic pair of shorts or skirt) then pack that and many tops. But since I'm me, I go for the dresses.

Have fun! Lucky you!

0 · March 29, 2012

Nikki K

Nikki K.

United States

39 posts

@Carolyn W.

thanks! the rolling tip will really help a lot.
is it hard to walk on the cobble stone in heels?

0 · March 29, 2012

Sasha DS

Sasha D.


131 posts

buy most of your stuff whilst you're there so you don't have to lug it around.. garbage bags become a random necessity at times.. always good to have an extra toilet paper roll shoved in your bag too haha! (as so I learnt from my time going from hostel to hostel!)

0 · March 30, 2012

Carolyn W

Carolyn W.

United States

1026 posts

@Nikki K.

Haha yeah. I did it for dinner on a night or two, it's possible, but you have to concentrate super hard. On the other hand, I was in stilettos. If you have thicker heels, that might work better!

0 · March 30, 2012

Lucy Kate

Lucy K.


98 posts

wow. this would be so hard!
i would travel light and when i got to london buy everything! topshop <3 arghhh
um on a serious note. a pair of hot pants, a ghd, hair extensions, cons and mac makeup. with those you will be doing more than fine.

0 · March 30, 2012

Sky Dawn

Sky D.


272 posts

one pair of jeans (black) , 3 button up shirts (beige, black and vermilion), a skirt (black), a sweater (black), 2-3 dresses, 2 t-shirts (black, white), 2 pairs of shoes (black flats and black boots) + underwear/socks/a few select accessories and a coat.
that's hard though, but I guess functional, plain and 'versatile' clothing is the best. black is good in my books because it doesn't get as dirty fast and it looks good with everything.

0 · April 1, 2012

Reiel Limlengco

Reiel L.


304 posts

just one suitcase? oh just mix and match :)
when i travel, i have a lot of bags haha

0 · April 18, 2012

Aspyn Jones

Aspyn J.

United States

164 posts

i hope it's a big ass suitcase, dude lol

0 · June 8, 2012

Robert G

Robert G.


18 posts

I think it is quite achievable, seriously...

0 · July 13, 2012

Jessie Raisa

Jessie R.

United States

9 posts

Brilliant topic and good luck/have fun. I'm bitten by the travel bug, so I'll definitely be revisiting this post. In the meantime, calculate how often you can wash things. Bring that many days of undergarments, and leave the rest for staples *check the weather!* Always bring a non-casual ensemble, just in case.

0 · July 17, 2012

Zhane Inamac

Zhane I.


134 posts

To save some space on your luggage you can roll your clothes just to minimize the space. Even your pants.

0 · July 18, 2012

Chris Kurth

Chris K.

United Kingdom

90 posts

As said in many travel topics before: Layers are the key. Simply beause u can use the same piece for more looks and in different contexts. I travel a lot and it always works for me.

I'd go with some basics for shirts and trousers and try to get it more fresh with some more colorful layers on top... but hey: whatever suits your style!

0 · July 20, 2012


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