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How To Pack For Your Winter Vacation
How To Pack For Your Winter Vacation

Whether you are heading to the snowy mountains or windy coastlines this season, there is no escaping the fact that packing for a trip during the winter is quite difficult. Suddenly, the luggage that suited your needs well for your summer holiday is no longer big enough as you struggle to squeeze in all those jumpers!

Travelling during the winter months means that you have to consider coats, jumpers, footwear and fluffy socks, and successfully packing all those chunky items is most certainly a difficult skill to master.

Here, we have some tips to make that suitcase a little more manageable before you jet off on your winter vacation. We hope they help - and let us know if you have any more tips to add!

Be decisive

Before you even begin looking at how you are going to fit your belongings into a suitcase, when packing for a winter vacation, it is best to just accept that you are not going to be able to pack as wide a range of outfits as you would for a summer trip. Plan out your outfits by day and event, and remove any items that do not fit into that itinerary.


After you have reduced the amount of clothes down, you might find that you have a little extra space after all. Before you try to squeeze in another pair of shoes, take a moment to consider what other things you might need on a winter vacation. Have you packed a hat, scarf and gloves? What about sunscreen? (Don't forget, it doesn't need to be warm for you to be at risk of exposure) Prioritising clothes and accessories is important when it comes to winter vacation packing, and your trip will be all the better for it.

Plan your flight outfit

The reality is that you are not going to fit your winter coat in your case along with everything else. Even if the weather is mild at home, take your coat as carry-on.

Additionally, wearing the pair of shoes or boots that you are happy to wear for the duration of your trip means that you have only then got to squeeze in evening footwear, and don't be afraid to use all the space inside of those shoes - socks, underwear and even wrapped travel toiletries can fit inside rather snugly.

Roll it up

Some may think this method will crease everything you are taking, but rolling your clothes instead of folding them can really save you a lot of space - especially when you are packing knitwear and other chunky items. Rolling helps remove the air from the piece of clothing, and generally means you are able to fit more in the space you have got to work with.

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