If you’re heading out for a wellness holiday, you likely have a long list of things to do before you go. Once you have your itinerary and schedule of activities all set, you can begin packing.

If you’re struggling with what you need to bring for your trip, don’t worry. With these simple tips, you’ll be all set to have the time of your life!

Packing for a Wellness Holiday: Expert Tips


1. Plan Ahead

Begin by making a list of everything you need: clothes, accessories, makeup, toiletries, medication, gadgets, and other things you may need for your wellness activities.

Then, before you start putting things into your luggage, lay out all your options and try to gauge what you’ll definitely wear versus what you want to wear but most likely won’t. This will help you streamline what you will carry, so you can pack more efficiently and travel light.

Also, transfer your skincare products, toiletries, and makeup into travel-friendly containers in advance, so you don’t have to carry big bottles around.

2. Pick Clothes With the Right Fabrics

For comfort, convenience, and efficiency, consider the fabrics your clothes are made of. This means you should try to choose fabrics that are:

  • Thin and light, so they are easy to pack
  • Don’t crease too much, so you are saved the hassle of steaming or ironing
  • Weather appropriate for your destination
  • Comfortable and suitable for all the wellness activities you have planned

Pro Tip: Aside from the material, choose colors and prints that are easy to pair with each other so you can create different outfits with limited pieces of clothing. This is also known as a capsule wardrobe and is especially convenient for traveling light without compromising style.

3. Be Stingy With Footwear

Footwear can be bulky, so it’s best to be highly selective with what you bring. Carry comfortable and compact footwear such as slip-on flats, and wear bulkier boots or sneakers while you travel. Bring footwear that is versatile enough to match several outfits and use for different types of activities.

4. Use Accessories Smartly

Instead of filling your luggage to the brim with many different accessories “just in case,” carry a few different kinds to make a single outfit suit various situations and activities.

For example, you can bring one scarf, one or two statement necklaces, and one or two pairs of earrings and style them differently each day. Again, the planning stage is critical if you want to bring things that you will use for sure.

5. Focus on Things That Really Matter

Remember that your wellness holiday is for you to relax, rejuvenate, and put your health and well-being first and foremost. Then, pack accordingly.

Instead of just focusing on your outfits, think about bringing things you will enjoy and help you unwind. This could be a journal, arts and crafts supplies, a camera, books, or other things that will give you comfort.

6. Bring An Extra Foldable Bag

You can find all sorts of compact, foldable travel bags on the market, and it’s a great idea to bring at least one along wherever you travel. Yes, even on a wellness holiday, after which you may wish to bring home souvenirs, books, or other mementos from your activities.

The foldable bag will give you much-needed storage space on your trip home!


Final Thoughts

Wellness holidays are supposed to be fun, relaxing, and rejuvenating. But that won’t be the case if you forget a crucial item at home or have to leave behind something you truly need.

Beyond clothing and toiletries, remember to bring all your daily essentials, such as medication, grooming accessories, and more. Make a comprehensive packing list weeks or days in advance, so you aren’t stressed about what to bring.

With these simple packing tips, you’re all set to go on your refreshing wellness holiday!