Travelling can be stressful, especially during the preparation period. You’ll be excited and nervous at the same time. The nervousness can mostly be caused by the fear of the unknown, for first-time travellers, or fear that you’ll leave something important behind.
Hence it’s important to plan and pack early so that all the things that you’ll need in Europe are on one side. If you have no idea what those are, check out the list below and see how or when you’ll need them before adding them to your European trip planner.
Your passport and visa should be on the handbag or backpack you’ll be carrying to the airport and on the aeroplane on your way to Europe. Make sure that your passport will still be valid for six months after the date you’re planning to leave Europe.
Also, ensure you apply for a visa on time and carry your licence if you’re planning to rent a car and drive yourself around.
2. A Universal Adapter
Whether you’ll be travelling to multiple European countries or one, buy a universal adapter. Chances are, they’ll be using different plugs from where you stay. Besides, this can be useful for future travels too.
Pack a power bank so that when your phone’s battery is low from all the pictures you’ve taken, and use the map app to be safe.
3. A Borderless Debit Card
Carrying cash when travelling is not a good idea. You can easily lose it, and you’ll be charged ridiculously high fees when exchanging your home currency for euros before you leave.
You can carry your credit card, but it might not be accepted in some places. So, the safest option is a debit card that you can swipe overseas.
Pack versatile clothing and comfortable shoes. Europe has many fashionable destinations. For instance, in Scandinavia, you can wear simple but quality clothing.
Then you can be more elegant when in the Mediterranean destinations. This means that wherever you are, you can’t always be in your comfortable lounge or gym clothes.
When it comes to shoes, however, make sure you pack the most comfortable ones. These include sneakers, sandals, hiking boots and flip-flops. Depending on what you’ve planned for the day, these can be helpful while walking on cobbled streets, hillsides, hiking, and on sandy beaches.
5. Sun And Rain Protection
In any season, it’ll be when you get to Europe, pack a high SPF sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, raincoat or umbrella. Be prepared for anything, and the weather might change because of the country or attraction sight you’re visiting.
If you’ve noted all of the above, your upcoming European trip will be much smoother. From the airport to your last planned destination. You’ll be able to charge your cell phone and plug in your hairdryer and other appliances that’ll help you start your day.
You’ll swipe in every beautiful restaurant and vibey pub and buy tickets for transport and to museums. With clothing, make sure you’ll be in style and simultaneously protected from the sun and the rain. Those are the essentials to pack for a stress-free Europe trip.