What I packed for 2 months away (European summer)


In the previous post, I mentioned that this trip (which I’ve planned to last just over two months) I’m travelling with a 40L backpack. The Osprey Farpoint 40. Now some of you may be thinking “That’s a bit small!” so I’ve made a list of everything I’ve packed. It all fits in comfortably and I’m pleased to say that if I found something cute to buy, I would be able to fit it in!

I’m a notorious overpacker and I thought I did well for this trip so please go easy!

Clothes (daytime and nighttime):

  • 2 x playsuits (one dressy, one beachy)
  • 2 x dresses (one day, one night)
  • 3 x skirts (one midi, one pencil, one mini)
  • 3 x pairs of shorts
  • 1 x pair of jeans
  • 9 x tops/shirts/crops/tank tops (I think)

Hiking gear:

  • 1 x rain jacket
  • 1 x hiking pants (that zip off to become shorts)
  • 1 x exercise top
  • 1 x yoga pants
  • 1 x zip-up hoodie


  • 1 x hiking boots (which I wear in between destinations even though they’re not fashionable as they’re never going to fit in any small bag)
  • 1 x pair of converse
  • 1 x pair of flip flops (or thongs, as we call them in Australia!)


  • 1 x bikini
  • 2 x regular bras
  • 1 x sports bra/crop
  • 9 x underwear
  • 4 x regular socks
  • 2 x hiking socks


  • 1 x makeup bag (I do have a lot of makeup with me and a few brushes!)
  • 1 x microfibre towel
  • 1 x sleeping sack

As you can see, I have quite a lot with me! I packed and unpacked and cut items but even so I still feel like I brought a few too many things with me. However, c’est la vie!

I lost my favourite/only pair of sandals in Amsterdam and haven’t gotten round to replacing them just yet, but when I do there will be space. This bag is brilliant. Travel as light as possible!



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