Europe in a Carry-On – The Men’s Packing List
Carry-on Europe Luggage Packing List

Check out our reasons why you should take a carry-on to Europe, and then check our video of how we pack for six weeks in Europe in only a carry-on.  (Check out the women’s version of this list!)

Here’s the list!

  • 2 pairs of jeans

  • 1 pair of khaki pants (thickness and material dependent on the time of year)

  • 2 white undershirts

  • 4 “nice” colored t-shirts

  • 3-4 button-down, long-sleeved shirts

  • 3 light sweaters (merino wool, if possible)

  • 1 light zip sweater

  • 1 jacket (water-resistant, if possible)

  • 5-6 pairs of Merino wool socks

  • 7-8 pairs of underwear

  • 1 pair of shoes

  • 2 pair of running shorts (1 if you don’t mind washing clothes in the sink)

  • 2 short sleeved running shirts (1 if you don’t mind washing clothes in the sink)

  • 1 long-sleeved running shirt

  • 1 pair of running pants

  • 2 pairs of running socks (1 if you don’t mind washing clothes in the sink)

  • 1 pair of running shoes

  • 1 running hat (optional)

  • 1 scarf

  • 1 “man bag” (optional – and, if you can’t find one in the U.S., make a quick stop to a department store while in Europe)

Note: we slightly adjust this list for the time of year we are visiting.  We generally visit in the spring and fall, so the temperatures don’t vary too much.  However, if you are traveling in the summer or winter, you will want to adjust this list.

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Dan Bergan
Hi, I’m Dan! I have a been a runner since just about the time I could walk, and traveling to Europe for the past 15 years. And, now doing both with Finish Line Travel!

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May 18, 2018
[…] Check out our reasons why you should take a carry-on to Europe, and then check our video of how we pack for six weeks in Europe in only a carry-on.  (Or, check out the men’s version of this list!) […]
May 25, 2021
[…] For the rest of the trip, my general rule of thumb is neutrals, with a pop of color here and there.  Scarves and jewelry can always up the visual interest on your outfit and they don’t take up much space.  (You can use those scarves to stay warm on the plane too.  Usually I have one around my neck and use a warmer one as a blanket as those dang plane blankets aren’t exactly cozy.)  Mix & match is key!  My personal hack is that if I had to get dressed in the dark, 85% of the time, my pants, shirt and sweater would match.  My go to fabric is merino wool because it keeps you very warm even if the sweater is thin, so you don’t need to compromise room for souvenirs or Belgian and Swiss chocolate because you brought too many bulky sweaters!  For a more comprehensive list of what we pack when we travel, check out our packing lists for women and men. […]