What To Pack For A Summer- Trip To Europe - The Viking Abroad
It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a summer trip to Europe. That's why I have created this essential packing list that covers what to bring of clothes, bags, travel essentials and camera equipment.
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19 Apr What To Pack For A Summer- Trip To Europe

What To Pack For A Trip To Europe

It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a summer trip to Europe. That’s why I have created this essential packing list that covers what to bring of clothes, bags, travel essentials and camera equipment. 

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Lonely Planet Europe (Travel Guide) These travel guides are my favourite. I don’t want to travel to a new destination without a Lonely Planet travel guide! It gives you ideas on where to go, what to do, where to eat and stay! If you only want to get one thing from this list! This is a must!


Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer w/ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology  Is amazing for Instagrammers that want a hard copy of your travel photos! Photos from this is a perfect gift to give your Couchsurfing hosts as well!

Skyroam Mobile Hotspot: Global WiFi is a MUST for travellers. The Skyroam is a personal WiFi hotspot to get fast, secure mobile data around the world at top destinations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. It can connect up to 5 devices and you pay as you go. You don’t have to use a SIM, you simply just press start and you are free to surf the internet.  Packages are available as little as $8 for 24-hour global day passes with unlimited data.



The Smart Luggage Tracker. It embeds RFID/NFC/Bluetooth technology allows you to make your luggage identifiable to all airlines with our unique partnerships with Lost & Found services (services with the management of lost luggage in places of transport).


Prospector Co Compressed Towel Tablets (pack of 6) by Prospector Co are perfect for travelling. They are made of cotton fibre compressed pills and decompress with water and expand to a dish towel size rag for convenient personal care when you don’t have the conveniences of home.


Convenience Kits Women’s Garnier Fructis Deluxe 9-Piece Travel Kit

This kit is so handy. I hate to put my shampoo into small bottles or boxes, it just ends up spilling it all out. This kit got you covered. Shampoo, Conditioner, toothbrush, comb, deodorant, Eucerin lotion, and toothpaste. It is all carry on friendly.

RockBirds SL89 Portable Soft Silicone Travel bottles Set, FDA Certificated, TSA Approved 89ml 3 Pack If you decide to bring your own shampoos, soap and moisturiser these travel bottles are a must. These beautiful bottles are also carry-on friendly.



L’Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Suncare Silky Sheer Lotion, SPF 30 3 fl oz Pack of 2 The sun can be strong in Europe during summer, even though it is too hot it still burns. This silky sheer sunscreen is perfect for backpacking at it blends into the skin and doesn’t feel sticky.


Fujifilm X-T1 Weather Resistant Digital Camera This weather resistant camera is perfect for Europe. It is smaller than a DSLR camera and so handy for travelling without carrying a heavy camera bag, this camera is a lifesaver!


Anker PowerCore 10000 is providing super fast charging for the newest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Smartphones! This is a must for the traveller! I can’t be the only one that has had nightmares while travelling because the phone died. This powerbank has got your back and can save your ass while you are trying to find the hotel or bus stop in Paris or wherever you might go in the future. It also automatically turns off when it reaches 100%.



ATTCL® 2016 Vintage Fashion Round Arrow Style Wayfarer Polarized This stylish sunglasses is in right now and you will feel fabulous walking the streets in Europe.


Siggi Womens Floppy Summer Sun Beach Straw Hats Accessories Wide Brim  The sun can be strong in Europe during summer and it is a no better way to protect your hair and scalp with this cute bow hat!



MOOSKINI Women’s Sexy Rectangular Printing Padded Bathing Suit Bikini Set You can find one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe! Make sure you shine with this super hot bikini!


MBJ WB211 Womens Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Skater Skirt L CORAL This cute skirt is typically Parisian and you will blend right in and it is super comfortable to use at all times during the summer months.



FPT Womens Basic Short Sleeve Scoopneck Crop Top BLACK LARGE This crop top will fit perfect with the skirt above and is great for casual occasions, party or beach trips.

Fashionazzle Women’s Floral Print Short Sleeve Romper (Small, Black), This romper is gorgeous and it is perfect for Europe. It covers your shoulders which are a good thing if you don’t want to get sunburnt there. 



MISSKY Women’s Open Back Sleeveless Sexy Hollow out Slim Fit Black White Stripe Casual Cocktail Cute Mini Swing Dresses for SummerCoral is a casual dress you can use for the beach, city trips, tours, and a night out during summer in Europe. It is very comfortable and beautiful.


HyBrid & Company Womens Super Stretch 5 Button Hi-Waist Skinny Jeans Black  is a must as well even though it is summer. Many places can get quite chilly when the sun is not out. So bring at least one pair of jeans.

Teva Women’s W Verra Sandal, Bering Sea Sneakers can be too warm in Europe during summer. Especially in southern Europe. You want to have something comfortable to walk in. Especially for city trips.

RYKA Women’s Sky Walking Shoe, Frost Grey/Aqua Sky/Iron Grey is also perfect for Europe, especially for hiking and long walks around the city. These shoes are super comfortable and also have memory foam sockliner!


Jack Wolfskin Women’s Exhalation Texapore Jacket, Azalea  This waterproof and windproof jacket is perfect for Europe as it will most likely rain some days on your trip there. And it doesn’t feel too sweaty as well which is good for a summer-rain jacket.

Happyyip Womens Vintage Low Waist Fringe Denim Shorts Jeans Vary Styles  is a basic denim short which is always good to have on your trip to Europe. It is perfect for hot days on the beach and in the city.



Gregory Women’s Jade 70 Backpack, Rosewood is a stylish backpack which is built perfectly for the female back! It is a must for a backpacking trip to Europe.



TravelWise Packing Cube System – Durable 5 Piece Weekender Plus Set Packing cubes are essential when you backpack in Europe, it is good for the organization and separate clothes from each other.






Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII, Navy is a must for the traveller that wants to keep your stuff safe inside your bag without going around and worry about it at all times. Pacsafe uses the newest method on locks, anti-slash and RFIDsafe blocking pockets for sensitive data such as microchips. The award-winning RFIDsafe block out virtually all transmissions between 10 MHz to 3 GHz, which covers the radio frequency used in e-passports, credit cards, ID cards, and key cards.

6 in 1 Travel Essentials Kit is truly essential, it has a TSA lock, luggage scale, adapter, ear plugs, eye mask and waterproof passport cover. This is the perfect gift for the beginner-traveller that doesn’t own it already, and it is only $16! If there are one of these gifts that are really essential, it definitely is this 6 in 1 kit!






Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack   Is just gorgeous! I love this backpacks from the Swedish design brand called Kanken! The bag is designed to have even weight on both shoulders and works great for people that have back problems!





  • stephanie
    Posted at 09:14h, 23 May Reply

    I am so happy to see I am not the only one who still uses the Lonely Planet LOL
    Although I use blogs and pinterest and such too, a lonely planet guide of the place I am visiting is always such a good base I think.

  • Hayley
    Posted at 13:17h, 26 May Reply

    I am travelling to Japan this November and I need need need to pick up some of those silicone travel bottles! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 13:43h, 26 May Reply

    These are great! Oh my goodness we just went to Greece and it definitely would have been nice to have that global hotspot wifi thing…awesome!

  • Gokul Raj
    Posted at 03:30h, 27 May Reply

    Love the weatherproof camera. As of now I am taking pics on my action cam and phone. It is time to upgrade.

  • Megan Jerrard
    Posted at 07:19h, 27 May Reply

    Great packing list – especially the mobile hotspot, I’ve found that data connection has become more and more important these days, and especially while traveling it can be a great aid to your itinerary and safety staying connected. Love the idea of the smart luggage tracker too!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 08:00h, 27 May Reply

      Exactly especially if you want to update on Instagram etc 😀 It is so handy 😀

  • Sarah Stierch
    Posted at 10:56h, 27 May Reply

    Really like that Skyroam – very cool!

  • Wanderlust Vegans
    Posted at 16:20h, 27 May Reply

    Sunscreen is a must for those southern countries! We forgot some while we were in Italy. Luckily a guy we were with had enough to share.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 16:47h, 27 May Reply

      aw that is awesome 😀 sunscreen is definitely a must 🙂

  • Carla Durham
    Posted at 22:31h, 27 May Reply

    Great ideas! I always overpack. This gives me an idea of what’s truly essential.

  • Todd Hata
    Posted at 00:40h, 28 May Reply

    I love the portable wifi, used on in Japan for our small group, worked out much better than individual Sim cards. Also always use the packing cubes, so much more organized.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 12:34h, 28 May Reply

      exactly it is perfect, yes totally agree it makes packing so much easier 😀

  • Vlad
    Posted at 01:03h, 28 May Reply

    I can’t travel without my powerbank, it’s such a convenient way to charge my phone and my camera on the go (those damn mirrorless batteries are way too small, haha).

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 12:33h, 28 May Reply

      Yeah it is essential ey, and it sucks if your phone dies xD

  • Ling Ge
    Posted at 01:49h, 28 May Reply

    My wife would love the fashionable items on this list and she also travels very prepared. 😀 The Polaroid printer looks really cool though. She carries a Polaroid camera but that will be good for hi-def photos. The Skyroam would be pretty cool pretty awesome though, I think I’d definitely get something like that! Great list

  • Cynthia
    Posted at 15:31h, 28 May Reply

    I just love packing lists! Intrigued by the mobil printer, will definitely have to check that out!

  • Helen Rapp
    Posted at 17:56h, 28 May Reply

    I’m a Fuji girl so I definitely have to agree with the camera! I have a Kanken backpack too and it’s the perfect size for day trips and looks good with most outfits 🙂 And a powerbank is 100% a must.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 10:22h, 29 May Reply

      I agree 😀 Thank you for stopping by my blog 😀

  • Sierra
    Posted at 17:13h, 29 May Reply

    Such a fantastic, in depth list! I totally agree that having a way to print out hard copies of photos is a really wonderful thing to be able to do, particularly when it’s so easy.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 17:59h, 29 May Reply

      yeah it is also a good way to give out the photos to your airbnb hosts for example 😀

  • Viajar pela história - Catarina Leonardo
    Posted at 18:25h, 29 May Reply

    Great list you´ve got here! Europe is so big and the weather is very different in each country. I´m from Portugal and the climate has nothing to do with Sweden or France… But there are thing very good to all places!!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 18:28h, 29 May Reply

      yeah totally agree. it can be chilly at times in Scandinavia 😀

  • Ana Ojha
    Posted at 13:53h, 30 May Reply

    What a great packing guide! I’ve never used convenience Kits Women’s Garnier Fructis Deluxe Travel Kit but it looks so amazing! Can’t wait to check it out!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 14:07h, 30 May Reply

      Thank you. Yeah it is so handy instead of bringing big shampoos etc 🙂

  • Edith & Juan
    Posted at 01:45h, 31 May Reply

    The skyroam is probably what I’d be the most interested in since it’s so hard to be without internet access nowadays haha! Great list of Europe summer items.

  • Agness of Fit Travelling
    Posted at 11:00h, 14 June Reply

    This is a great list of items and essentials! Definitely worth rereading!

  • Yentl
    Posted at 20:03h, 25 September Reply

    Loving the backpack recommendations! Will have to check them out!

  • Mauricio
    Posted at 22:04h, 10 June Reply

    Great post! Thanks for the tips 🙂

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