January 24, 2020 Adventure

What to Pack for a Weekend Away: My 3-Day Packing List

Whether you are going away for a 3 day or longer getaway, you should always make a list of the things that you need to pack. Most of us are just lazy and literally grab whatever we can a day before leaving and regret it later. We always forget something essential. In order to avoid such a tragedy, it is important that you come up with a list of essential stuff which you can cross off while packing. Can’t decide what to pack for a weekend away? No worries! Following are the essentials that you should make sure to carry with you:


First of all, you need to choose a travel bag. It is important to pick one that is easy to carry and can fit in all the stuff you are taking. Make sure that it is versatile to use and most importantly, lightweight and has a good warranty. Although the size and weight of the bag depend on restrictions of your specific airline, just pick one accordingly. This decision will not only be for your current weekend away but also future getaways. So here are a few options:

  • Duffle Bag

These are lightweight and fairly durable. You can easily hang it over your shoulder and if not, you can put some wheels on it and get going.

  • Travel Backpack

If you do not want the wheels, but also an easy to carry bag, you should get a travel backpack. These are completely versatile.

  • 4-Wheels

These bags roll easily by your side while walking long distances and do not feel heavy on the wrists.

  • Carry-On

This one would be the best option for you. It saves a lot of time and does not get lost so easily.

  • Rolling Luggage

If you do not like carrying the bag on your shoulders, this would be the best option you.

What to Pack

Since it is only going to be a 3-day trip, keep the stuff that you really need. These recommendations might be helpful:

  • Pants & Shorts

Do keep 1-2 pairs of pants regardless of wherever you are going, but if you are headed to a warm place, also take a pair of shorts with you.

  • Tops

Make sure to pack at least 2 T-shirts or blouses.

  • Hoodie/Cardigan

A hoodie or a cardigan should also be taken in case it gets cold there in the evening, or might as well wear it for a morning run.

  • Jacket

If your getaway destination is going to have cold weather, one jacket would be enough for you to wear all 3 days.

  • Flats/Shoes/Heels

Never travel without good and comfy shoes no matter what. If you plan on carrying a pair of heels, camel heels are highly recommended as they are the safest option when travelling. However, if you do not have one, you can easily buy affordable camel heels online.

Just pack these and you are good to go, but in case of you forgetting anything, it is no big deal. You can always buy extras when you get there.