Summer Travel Edition: The Ultimate Vacation Packing List

School is almost out and it's finally that time…summer vacationing and weekend getaways!  Whether you are headed out for two weeks or a quick 2 day weekend, we have created the Ultimate Vacation Packing List for any gal on the go this summer.

1) A Stylish Sunhat

 Summer Straw Sunhats, Beach Travel Hats for Women

The top item on our list for summer travel & vacations is a sunhat. There are many styles of sunhats to choose from, but we really love the new "crushable" styles that can be packed in any bag and still look great when you arrive at your destination.

Summer Travel: Essential Vacation Packing List

2) Mix and Match Swimwear

 Mix and Match Swimwear, Swimsuits, Bikinis for Summer Vacation

Whether you are packing for a quick weekend or a couple weeks, you will need at least 2 swimwear options. Trending is the "mix and match" options of prints, solids, florals, and geometrics in swimwear.  There are even amazing reversible swim bottom options this summer. Pick a couple tops and bottoms that can all be worn with each other, creating multiple swim looks. Rinse them out in the sink and hang them to dry to wear another day while traveling.

Summer Swimwear & Swimsuits we Love

3) A Playful, Casual Dress

Summer Sundresses & Casual Beach Travel Dresses

Go beachy with a strappy tank dress that's full of color (and fun)... it's perfect for a seaside stroll or as a swim coverup.

Casual Summer Dresses & Travel Wear

Girls trip?  Ladies weekend?  Grab a sassy, stylish casual dress that's wrinkle free, breathable, and can handle a lot of party time...

4) A sweet pair (or two) of Shorts

 Summer Shorts, Travel Wear

Shorts are a must-have for any summer vacation. From casual cut off stretch corduroy shorts to easy breezy beach inspired shorts, you will need 2 pairs of shorts for a quick weekend trip or 3-4 pairs if you plan to travel for a few weeks.  Shorts are perfect for anything from poolside lounging to hiking to day excursions.

5) A comfy pair of Sandals

OluKai Summer Sandals for Women

Having a great pair of sandals for the summer is a MUST.  We love Olukai because they are a premium sandal that offers excellent support arch support for your feet (and they happen to be incredibly cute & stylish too).  If you plan to be on your feet a lot, or do a lot of walking while on vacation, check out these amazing summer sandals.

Olukai Nohie Flip Flop Sandals

6) A great pair of slip on shoes or sneakers

OluKai Miki Slip On Shoes for Women

For early morning walks or a hike to a local farmers market, a great pair of closed toe slip on shoes is a must.  One pair should be enough for a weekend trip, so pick a comfy stylish style that pairs well with anything in your suitcase.  For longer trips, you might enjoy having an athletic sneaker and a casual slip on shoe with you as options to wear.

OluKai Pehuea Li Tie Up Sneakers for Women

7) A Lightweight Casual Jacket

 Summer Travel Jackets, Packing Must-Haves

Make sure to include a jacket you can wear on the plane if it gets cold, or in the evenings when the sun goes down.  We love something that is lightweight and in an easy-to-wear neutral color. You can get away with just one jacket for a weekend trip by choosing a versatile one that goes with all the outfits in your bag.  If you plan to travel longer, pick one sporty jacket and one casual jacket!

8) Tops: Tanks & Tees

 Summertime T-shirts for Women

Our favorite vacation packable items are fun tees & tanks.  Graphic tees are great for vacations, and they are always photo-worthy. We also love super soft, eco-friendly tops that are stylish and breathable.  Pack 2-3 tops for a weekend getaway, and up to 8 tops for a week long trip.

 Travel Tees & Tanks for Women

9) Simple Jewelry

 Casual Beaded Boho Bracelets

Be simple with your jewelry choices when traveling.  Try not to pack fragile or overly expensive jewelry, and go with summery casual pieces that can be worn with any outfit. Beaded bracelets are a great option, and can be worn with just about any look (dresses, shorts, skirts, and tees).

10) A crossbody travel bag

Cute Handmade Crossbody Purses & Bags

Go small & pack less with a cute little travel crossbody purse.  You won't need to lug around all of the things you have in your everyday purse when you are on vacation. Bring a chapstick or lipstick, a face sunscreen, your passport or ID, and some spending money all in one little stylish purse.



This summer, spend your time ENJOYING your vacation rather than stressing about packing - this ultimate packing list will make any beach or coastal trip easy, simple, and stress-free.  Find all of these amazing pieces online or in store at Indi Boutique.