Packing for winter destinations can be a bit of a struggle. You want to stay warm, but also want to pack light and look great. So how much is too much? What extra Items could be necessary to pack for a winter destination trip?
You once might have had a bad experience and wasted money because you forgot or decided to bring some things. You went to places where you had a hard time worrying more about staying warm than having fun. But don’t let that ruin the beauty of a winter trip. Keep your body warm and protected from getting wet, be safe and have fun.
Light layers are key to light winter packing, and items made of Merino wool are particularly great. They are amazingly warm, lightweight, and bacteria resistant so they won’t smell up you or your bag.
Sunglasses, sunscreen, and chapstick with UV protection are often overlooked when packing for winter, but if you’re going to be spending time outdoors they are extremely important. The snow can reflect harmful amounts of UV rays onto your skin – and though you may not have much showing, protect what is! Put sunscreen on your face before heading outside, wear your sunglasses to protect from the harsh glare of the sun off the snow, and carry a chapstick with you at all times to protect your lips!
Below you will find a good starter list for Winter destination travel packing. We’ll help you find the perfect packing balance so you don’t go cold, or overfill that suitcase!
You will need:
- Scarf/neck protection
- Beanie/ear warmers/ balaclava
- Thick wool socks
- Waterproof boots
- Even clothing so you can wear 2 or 3 layers at a time
- Lip gloss/Chapstick
- Waterproof pouch
- Backpack for hikes
- Water bottle
- Hand warmers
- Spare change in case you want to purchase a warm beverage while sightseeing!
Lastly, one of the best tips we can offer is to wear or carry the bulkiest items while you are in transit. Boots are big, and weigh a lot. Wear them onto the plane so they are not taking up space in your luggage. Same goes for your winter coat. Carry it with you when you board the plane. You’ll likely want it handy after you land anyways!
Pack smart, stay warm, and enjoy your winter destination!
If you’re looking for help planning your Winter Adventure contact Lesli@lloydstravel.com !