When planning a short holiday there are some essential items you can’t forget. The ideal weekend away packing list will ensure you have everything you need.

Whether you are planning a small UK city break in Manchester, a countryside hiking trip in Yorkshire or two days abroad in France, having everything you need in a suitcase or rucksack will ensure you make the most of your trip. 

The first thing on your list should be booking your accommodation. Manchester is a fantastic option for a UK city-break and here at Quality Lets, we provide flexible short-stay accommodation to suit your travel arrangements. 

Toiletries And Basic Travel Accessories

Once you have the location of your trip sorted and the hotel, cottage, apartment or campsite is sorted, you can begin excitedly preparing everything for your suitcase. Toiletries and basic travel accessories are often the first things we think of for the ideal weekend away packing list, including:

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Towel
  • Shampoo, Soap/Shower Gel
  • Hair Products (Gel, hairspray…etc.)
  • Perfume 
  • Make-Up
  • Money (Both Sterling and Foreign Currency if needed)
  • Maps and Other Local Information
  • Suitcase/Rucksack
  • Day Bag
  • Passport and Travel Documents (if required)

Pick the items that are most suitable for you. If you are hiking in Yorkshire and staying at a campsite, for example, you will certainly need local maps, but hair products might not be necessary! 

Clothes And Shoes

Having the appropriate clothing and footwear for your holiday is an essential part of any ideal weekend away packing list. You don’t want to be sightseeing in a city wearing flipflops or relaxing on a beach in walking boots. Some recommendations include:

  • One or Two Pairs of Trousers
  • T-Shirts
  • Plenty of Underwear (at least three of each)
  • Sleepwear
  • Suitable Shoes (Walking Boots, Trainers, Sandals…etc.)

If you are planning on going out for a nice meal or meeting with friends, it can also be nice to have a dress or shirt to wear for those occasions. Depending on whether you are travelling by public transport or driving in your own car you will want to consider how easy it is to carry a certain amount of clothing in your bag or suitcase. 

Gadgets and Technology

For many of us, going anywhere without a phone, tablet or even laptop can feel odd, even unnatural. It is not essential to add all your gadgets and technology onto the ideal weekend away packing list, but it can be nice all the same. Some items you might consider are:

  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • Laptop
  • Smart Watch
  • Camera
  • Headphones/Earphones
  • Kindle (or Physical Books!)

Phones are a fantastic tool for when you are on holiday. You can use them as maps to navigate cities like Manchester, to call for help in an emergency or discover interesting things to do on a web browser.

Short-Stay Accommodation In Manchester

Once you have created and packed everything from the ideal weekend away packing list, you are ready for a well-deserved break. Consider staying in short-stay accommodation in Manchester with us at Quality Lets. Call us on (0161) 428 6020 for our availability.

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