summer packing list

  The sun is currently playing peek-a-book here and its been gorgeous, balmy and better than most summers that I’ve spent here. The flowers are in full bloom and the bumblebees are buzzing everywhere I turn. Even though I plan to stay put, as the weather here is always unpredictable, if it gets too cold or dull, I find myself looking for cheap flights to somewhere where the sun’s shining bright and I can get a tan. If things click, I usually book right away but packing gets put off till the last minute. It isn’t easy doing so as Europe is huge and summer here does come with the occasional spell of rain. Most of the times, even though almost all of my notepads having my packing list ready, some items are missing from each and I curse myself over it later. So, this here is a summer packing list for women, for mostly any destination in Asia and Europe. I hope this works as the to-go list for you (and me If I can’t find  all my notepads at hand!). Feel free to add or take off items depending on weather predictions, your style and itinerary. 

Women’s Summer Packing List



  • Passport + Visa

  • Itinerary

  • Tickets and Addresses

  • Wallet + Cards + Cash

  • Travel towel

  • Universal adaptor

  • Refillable bottles if needed

  • Maps ( best sourced at destination)

  • Glasses + Case

  • Contact lenses + Solution + Case

  • Any personal keys

  • Luggage locks

  • Packing cubes

  • Purse



  • Sun-screen

  • Salt-Spray

  • Makeup

  • Toothbrush+ Toothpaste

  • Razor (best to buy at destination)

  • Face wash

  • Toner

  • Micellar Water

  • Deodorants

  • Shampoo + Conditioner

  • Feminine products

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  • Moisturizer

  • Body Wash

  • Perfumes

  • Dry Shampoo

  • Hairspray

  • Hand-cream

  • Tissues

  • Wet wipes

  • Lip-balm


For the beach


  • Bikinis/Swimsuits

  • Beach Towel

  • Sunglasses

  • Beach Mat

  • Sundress

  • Beach Bag

  • Hat/Cap

  • Hair-clips/ Hair ties

  • Flip-flops

  • Sarong/Cover Up

  • Plastic bag (for wet clothes)

  • Comb / Tangle Teezer

  • Water Bottle

  • Scarf

Day Wear

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  • Dresses

  • Shorts

  • Tops/Blouses

  • Light Jacket/Coat

  • Cardigan

  • Denims

  • Playsuit/Jumpsuit

  • Tank tops

  • Skirts

  • Inner-wear

  • Trousers (Pants) if needed

  • Maxi skirt

  • Trainers

  • Belts

  • Mini Backpack

  • Strappy Bag

  • Socks

  • Sunglasses

  • Sandals

Evening Wear


  • Evening dress

  • Cardigan

  • Stole

  • Thin Stockings

  • Heels/Wedges

  • Clutch/Strappy bag

  • Sticky Bra’s (if needed)




  • Camera

  • Camera charger

  • Extra battery

  • Extra SD Card

  • iPad

  • Hairdryer

  • Headphones/Earphones

  • Go Pro

  • Go Pro Accessories (Waterproof case, float if required)

  • Phone cover

  • Kindle

  • Laptop + Charger

  • Hair-iron/Curler


When indoors


  • Inner-wear

  • Pajamas

  • Socks

  • Lounge wear




  • Band-Aids

  • Sanitizer

  • Vitamins

  • Paracetamol, Ibuprofen

  • Sanitary napkins/Tampons

  • Other essential tablets for an upset stomach etc.




  • Pen + Notepad

  • Safety pins

  • Bobby pins

  • Floats

  • Eye-mask

  • Face masks

  • Jewelry (statement necklaces)

  • Books

  • Umbrella

  • Snorkel gear

  • Snorkel fins

  • Ear plugs

So there you go! The most comprehensive list I’ve ever made! If you’re someone living in India, I could even tell you what I carry in my medicine pouch (a little something, for anything that could go wrong while travelling, nothing worse than being ill when away!). While this one is one of the best when it comes to Europe, skip the cardigan if it’s Asia – however the umbrella is needed no matter where you are for unexpected thundershowers! Are you dreaming of your next vacation now? 🙂 


summer packing list

summer packing list


Summer Packing List

  • If you’re looking for a good salt spray, Charles Worthington is a good buy

  • The toothy tabs from Lush are the best if you’re looking for something different and looking to avoid liquids

  • The Tangle Teezer is superb to get rid of messy hair specially if its salty and wet!

  • GoPro 5 is your best bet if you’d like to avoid a waterproof case up-to 10 metres

  • I always swear by moisturisers from Clinique!


Looking to head off to the islands to catch some sun and sea? Why not head to Mykonos? All details here!

Thanks to Simply Be for providing some fabulous items! Can’t wait to use them on my next getaway!

Any other items I should add to the list that I missed? Let me know!