Just Hand Luggage Holidays | Essential Packing List

So you’re only going away for a few days and don’t want to pay an extra £50 per person to check a full sized suitcase in. Instead, you decide to just take hand luggage. Panic hits. How am I going to fit so much stuff into a small bag that has to weigh less than 10kg?

I’m going away to Venice for 4 days in August and I want to save as much money as possible; I didn’t want to pay the access for a main suitcase so i’m just taking hand luggage.



o Know the weather conditions for where you’re going during the time you’re going.
o If you’re going with someone else, share things such as electrical items and beauty products.
o Plan outfits for daytime and nighttime. Otherwise, you’ll take more than you need.
o Pack you’re products into one bag.
o Charge everything before you go.
o Roll your clothes, don’t fold – you’ll get loads more in!
o Pack anything breakable into shoes
o Take limited footwear and wear the most chunky on the flights.
o Pack your handbag into your hand luggage – you can only take one bag per person onto a flight.
o Keep documents, passport and anything important in your handbag near the top of your luggage so it’s all in one place and easy to find.
o Know what the hotel already provides for you. This will save taking extras that you don’t need.

Below is my ultimate packing list for those big holidays with everything you will need and more.

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Below is my just hand luggage essential packing list. If you’re just going away for a short break it has everything you’ll need on there. In terms of clothing, i’ve listed more than what you’ll probably take but I personally will probably just take one of each with a couple of extra tops, shoes and obviously underwear.



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