I have returned from two weeks abroad in Europe!! Since we were going to six countries, I managed to pack only a backpack & a day pack/personal item for the flights. Very easily to haul around, & the day pack fit PERFECTLY under the airline seats like pictured below.
I can give you a breakdown of everything I brought!
Some background for weather reference: I visited France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary and England in early August. The coldest weather I ever experienced in the two weeks was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest was up to 95, therefore I needed a large range of clothing. This is everything I brought:
I packed every item in one backpack and one day pack using packing cubes. The links to the exact pieces I used are here:
Backpack, $63: Canvas Backpack for Men WITZMAN Travel Rucksack Laptop Bag
Pink personal bag, $35: Veegul Wide Open Multipurpose Travel Backpack Lightweight Casual Daypack 18L Light Pink
Packing cubes, $20: JJ POWER Travel Packing Cubes, Luggage Organizers with Shoe Bag
Everything not pictured in the cubes were packed in the day pack (toiletries, accessories/sunglasses, etc.) The only other items I wish I had brought was a full length jumpsuit that I could wear day & night & an umbrella! If you have anymore questions about specifics, please leave them in the comments–Thanks for reading!