Packing List for a 10 Day Trip to Berlin & Prague

Carry-On Travel Backpack:

MEC Trail 24

MEC Trail 24
Capacity 24L
Weight 4.3
Dimensions 47 x 28 x 21
Front facing view of the MEC Trail 24

📆 10 days in Germany, Czech Republic
Travel Month: March

Rachel from posted a great packing list on reddit. She spent ten days in Berlin, Germany and Prague, the Czech Republic with an impressively low 24L of gear.

She flew WOW Air air, which has a decent carry-on size. Unfortunately, you'll never be able to operate in WOW air because the company ceased operations right after Rachel's trip.

What I love about this list is how minimalist it is. With such a small amount of clothing, you'll have to do laundry as part of your trip. For her journey, Rachel stayed at an Airbnb with a washer and dryer.

I love staying at Airbnb's instead of hotels because of how must more local they feel. Since AirBnB's tend to be more livable extra, they tend to have laundry machines right there inside the space. Super useful if you want to pack less and do your laundry on the way.

Self Critique

Rachel posted some thoughts on here list on Reddit. I'll summarize them here:

  • Having only tight pants is uncomfortable.
  • Having one less sweater is doable.
  • She ran out of a couple of toiletries on the way.
  • The MEC Compact Towel was amazing.
  • Utility belt > cross-body purse.
  • Didn't use eye mask or earplugs but would bring.
  • Chilly in Prague, needed a sweater or gloves.
  • Didn't need the Drysol
  • Forgot the hand sanitizer.
  • Small pack of baby wipes would have been nice.


Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
Red Wing 6" Classic Mocs Black (wore on plane)
Patterned cotton leggings (wore on plane) (would consider a loose pant net time)
Tight Black Stretchy Jeans
2 Cotton racerback tank tops (wore on plane - my go-to top)
Zip Up Hoodie (wore on plane)
Two cardigans (only wore one)
PJS for Hostel Boer shorts & Tank Top
2 X Merino Wool Costco Trail Socks + Low Cut Ankle Socks
Dressier black top (didn't wear this)
6 Underwear
Bra (wore on plane)
Flip Flops
Sunglasses 2 (one casual pair, one "techno" pair)
Regular winter ski coat, nothing fancy (wore on plane)
Patent Leather Tights
Black Lace Bralette
Black Body Cage/Harness Top
Black Spaghetti Black Tank Top
Black Ripped Knit Sweater (Not sure I'd bring this again Looked cool but I only wore it like half the time.)
Black Leather Choker
Travel toothbrush
Travel sized toothpaste (ran out and had to buy more)
3 lip balms (I'm addicted)
Glasses & case
Contact solution & contact case
Spare contacts
Travel sized deodorant
Dr Bronner's soap (Doubles at laundry detergent)
Travel bottle of conditioner
Small hairbrush
Like 0 hair elastics
Travel bottle of coconut oil (for hair)
Very basic makeup (eyeliner, mascara)
Nail file
Baggie of medications: Tylenol, Gravol, allergy pills
Disposable razor
Small floss
Mini bottle of hand lotion
Foam earplugs for sleep (ended up not needing)
Eye Mask (ended up not needing)
MEC Compact Towel Large
Few etra lil baggies
Drysol (I sweat like crazy but ended up not using it)
Phone charger
Type F adapter
Eternal battery and cable
Earbud headphones
Earpeace music earplugs
Combo lock for hostel (didn't fit the lockers, had to buy a padlock)
Small notebook & pen
Book of crossword puzzles
Plastic bag (for bringing stuff to the showers, holding wet stuff while in transit, etc)
Klymit Pillow X
500ml Collapsible Bottle
Day Bag Leather Utility Belt (kinda like a nice looking fanny pack)
Plane Snacks (cookies, nuts, clif bars)