Welcome to Lisa’s essential cold weather packing list — an essential guide for traveling to cold climes! Whether you’re headed to a snowy retreat or bracing for a chilly adventure, my comprehensive packing list ensures you’re prepared for every frosty eventuality!

Curated with care, my suggestions aim to keep you warm, comfortable, and stylish, regardless of how low the mercury dips. And scroll down to come along with me by video as I walk you through how I packed for a trip to the European Christmas markets!

Let’s make your cold-weather travels unforgettable for all the right reasons, with all the essentials and a few surprises to enhance your journey.

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  • Thin layers long sleeves(2) and pants (2)
  • Workout wear (2)
  • Wool socks, dry wick or similar
  • Cold weather Day clothes (7 sets)
  • Evening clothes (3 to 5 sets)
  • Tights, fleece lined leggings (2 pairs}
  • Hand warmers (rechargeable or disposable)
  • Sweaters, Gloves, Scarf (wool/warm}


  • Belt (pack don’t wear}
  • Shoes (walking, boots, dress)
  • Jewelry (2 necklaces, 2 pairs of earrings; choose versatile but nothing expensive}
  • Day pack or cross body bag
  • Small evening purse
  • Foldable bag with luggage tag (check bag, use on departure for soiled clothes)
  • Travel Pillow & Blanket (if traveling Economy}


  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • Bluetooth headset
  • Charging cables for all devices (keep in bag)
  • Converter, if traveling internationally
  • Portable charger


  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hair styling products, Hair Clip
  • Moisturizer
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Perfume, cologne, or aftershave
  • Prescription eyeglasses, contacts & solution
  • Laundry detergent (travel size}

Important Documents

  • Passport (2 copies, leave lat home}
  • Driver’s license
  • Reservation confirmations (printed & digital)
  • Travel and event tickets (printed & digital)
  • Map of destination (printed & opp}
  • Country guide

Medical (Carry-on)

  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamins/supplements
  • Pain relievers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • First a id kit
  • Small sewing kit