The Ultimate Packing List for my London and Paris Trip

I'm going to London and Paris in October!! I kind of made this as a last minute-ish decision in July when I booked my plane ticket. So of course I've spent almost every moment since then obsessively researching and preparing my packing list. 

I have bought a bunch of random stuff I needed, some of it probably unnecessary, but it is soothing my mind to get it all. 

I've got my backpack which is an Osprey Farpoint 40. I bought a tote bag at Target to use as a carry on and I've finally picked out a travel anti-theft purse (which is this one from Travelon in pewter). 

So here's my official packing list, I've test packed it a couple of times and I think this is the way I am actually going to pack it! 


My Packing List for 10 Days in London and Paris in October

Clothing

  • 4 shirts (two short sleeved and two long sleeved)
  • 1 black sweater
  • 1 grey cardigan 
  • 2 t-shirt dresses
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 2 pair black leggings 
  • 1 pair tights
  • Rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of compression socks
  • 3 pairs of darn tough wool socks
  • 2 pairs of short socks
  • Hat and gloves
  • 2 scarves
  • 1 strapless bra
  • 1 sports bra
  • 1 black tank top
  • 1 pair pajama pants
  • 1 pajama t-shirt
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 1 down lightweight coat
  • 1 green khaki jacket
  • 1 pair of black motorcycle boots
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes

Toiletries and Misc

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Hairspray
  • Shout wipes
  • Small packs of laundry detergent
  • Umbrella
  • Copies of travel documents
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Ziplock bags
  • Pen
  • Wet wipes
  • Various cords and chargers
  • Cash
  • Small amount of duct tape
  • Various luggage locks
  • Curling Iron 

Carry on Bag 

  • Medication (Including cold/flu, pain relievers etc)
  • Passport
  • Earphones
  • iPod
  • Book
  • Plane ticket
  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Computer and charger
  • Mophie powerpack
  • Liquids bag
  • Toiletry bag

My carry on bag from Target

My carry on bag from Target

What will be in my carryon. Blue zippered pouch has all my cords and chargers. The altoids tin has bobby pins and memory cards for my camera.

What will be in my carryon. Blue zippered pouch has all my cords and chargers. The altoids tin has bobby pins and memory cards for my camera.

Outfit for the plane: green t-shirt dress, leggings, grey shirt, black coat, green scarf, my boots and socks (yes plus compression socks.. I'm old).


I'm really pretty proud of myself for cutting down the clothes I'm packing because I am a chronic overpacker! Seriously, I usually bring a huge suitcase for a four day trip. So planning for this international trip in a backpack has been challenging to say the least. 

L-R: T-shirt dress, pj pants, pj shirt, long sleeved flannel, black sweater, black t-shirt, black and white striped long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt. Leggings, jeans, two pairs of socks, tights. Not pictured in this is the outfit I'll be wearing on the plane

Miscellaneous bag