What to Pack: 2 weeks in Portugal

I have been waiting for this moment for a couple of months now... The moment I pack a few of my favorite things for a dreamy (and much needed) getaway with my love. For about a year now life has kept us far too busy for far-away adventures. I guess working full-time while also doing grad school (full-time as well) will do that to you. Because of this, late May turned out to be the perfect time to take a break from everything —right after Spring semester finals but before the beginning of Summer semester.


Well, it has become quite the tradition on my end to share what I pack for our trips. As you can tell from my previous "What to Pack" posts, I always try to fit everything into a small backpack and a carry-on... whether it is for a weekend getaway or a two-week trip abroad, it is always the same. Having to check in a bag and then having to wait for it at luggage claim is such a hassle for me. Maybe it has something to do with the time I actually checked in my carry-on and then it was "lost" in Mumbai (I did eventually get it back... but still). Anyways, here is my packing list for our two weeks in Portugal. I tried to link each of the items for reference, unfortunately, most the clothing items are from previous seasons or currently sold-out.

BACKPACK:

1. Camera Bag

2. Travel Planner

3. Passport

4. Facial mask sheets (a must-have for long flights!)

5. Lip Balm (ALWAYS on me)

6. Cameras (DSLR/Film)

7. Book

8. Portuguese Phrasebook

9. Sunglasses

CARRY-ON:

1. Suitcase

2. Dresses (Four... so far. I may or may not add one or two more. I have a problem)

3. Pants (Two... Culottes ALL.THE.WAY.)

4. Swimsuits (Two - a one-piece and a bikini)

5. Tops (Three flowy sleeved wrap-tops and one lace-up cami)

6. Skirts (no. 1 / no. 2)

7. Shoes (Three pairs - Sandals, Flats, and Boots)

8. Silk PJ Set

9. Tripod

10. Perfume

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