Europe bound? Get packing with this handy travel essentials list.

by Afterpay
Jun 17, 2023      8 min read

Welcome to the European vacay, where wanderlusters find their bliss. To make the most of your adventure (and avoid last-minute stress packing), it pays to gather all the gear you need in advance. 

Whether you’re exploring historic cities, trekking through mountainous landscapes or immersing yourself in vibrant cultures, we’ve got you covered with a list of travel essentials for a memorable, fuss-free journey. 

What to pack for a European summer.

Got a summer adventure planned? (We’re jelly!) Let’s break down the items you’ll need to live your best nomadic life under the Euro sun. 

First things first, you’ll need a sturdy suitcase to keep everything sorted and secure. The Caribee Global Explorer 125 Wheeled Travel Bag features internal compartments and dividers that you can adjust to your liking, as well as oversized wheels for easy manoeuvring on all sorts of terrain. 

You’ll also need a good day pack for hands-free wandering. It should be practical, lightweight and – let’s be honest – stylish. If you’re planning to hit up Europe’s best hiking trails, the iconic Herschel Little America Backpack is ideal. 

Pro tip: The Euro summer season is a bustling time, so be sure to lock in your flights, accomms and any bucket list tours well ahead of time. Head to the Mix & Match website to start browsing some sweet deals. 

Travel essentials for women.

Ladies, this section is for you. (But hey, everyone can benefit from these tips!) 

Your once-in-a-lifetime European holiday doesn’t have to come at the expense of your glowing complexion. The Temu Hanging Toiletry Handbag has plenty of thoughtfully designed internal pockets to keep your skincare items organised and protected on the go. 

Now, let’s talk leaks. If you’re constantly worried about getting your period or having LBL on your trip, it might be hard to focus on enjoying everything Europe has to offer. Introducing the bestselling Modibodi Basic Mid-Rise Brief, whose absorbent technology will soak up any liquid (sweat, too) while you soak up the scenery. 

Europe travel essentials that make great gifts.

Looking for the perfect gift for an intrepid traveller in your life?  

An XCD Wireless Bluetooth Selfie Stick with Tripod will let them take Insta-worthy snaps at every landmark they come across. And if they’re a photography enthusiast, a drone will have them capturing breathtaking shots of European landscapes. Pair your prezzie with a Universal Electronics Organiser Travel Bag Cable Organiser to keep their travel tangle-free. 

If they’re not one to skip the gym, The On-The-Go Kit by Bala is just what they need to maintain their workout regime away from home. This compact, easily transportable kit includes Bala Bars, ideal for a hotel room sweat sesh, as well as Bala Bangles, which can be worn on a picturesque walk in a new city. 

Get packing with Afterpay. 

With your travel essentials list sorted, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got everything you need to make your dream Euro trip a reality. Here’s the cherry on top: with Afterpay, you can start purchasing those must-have items ahead of your trip and pay in manageable instalments. Talk about smooth sailing!

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