Help with packing list?

Oct 16th, 2005, 03:06 AM
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Help with packing list?

Hi All,

I need some help with what to pack for my 3 week trip in November. We will be staying in LA, SD, SF and Yosemite.

Would anyone have any suggestions for a female clothes packing list?

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Oct 16th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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All of this should easily fit in a 21 inch rollaboard and includes what you wear on the plane:

o Toiletries / Make-up - try for travel sizes to save space.
o Underwear 3-4 sets
o Pajamas and/or light robe
o Slippers or slipper socks
o Socks/trouser socks including warm socks especially if you plan any hikes in Yosemite
o Silk long Underwear (for the Yosemite bit)
o Blazer or jacket, and either a raincoat with zip out lining or other waterproof outerwear.
o One dress - definitely optional depending on what activities you have planned
o One skirt
o Casual slacks / jeans 2 or 3 pair
o Dressier slacks
o 1 to 3 sweaters/sweatshirts
o 3 to 5 tops that coordinate w/ all the slacks/jacket (After you pack you'll probably have enough room to squeeze in another 1 or 2 tops)
o Shoes 2 pair
o Walking shoes
o Swimwear (if any of your hotels have indoor pools)
o Accessories (scarves/jewelery)
o Umbrella
o Knit cap or headband
o Gloves
o Camera/film/batteries
o Handbag
o Hair Dryer (probably optional since most hotels can provide them) Curling iron

Of course - this is very general - if you wear a lot of skirts, add more and subtract some of the pants, and so forth. But at least it can get you started.
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Oct 16th, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Are you coming from overseas? If so, weight can add up quickly if you bring denim jeans and lots of shoes.

2 pr golf-type long pants (stylish but with a little stretch)
Fleece jogging pants (not cotton)
Rain pants (for hiking or cold weather)
1 pair walking/hiking shoes (I wear trail runners)
rubber soled slippers or flipflops
dress shoes
long black skirt and black top
rain jacket
fleece jacket
thin merino wool sweater or fleece top
bathing suit
3 long sleeved sporty tops
1 tshirt (you'll probably buy a few)Cami and PJ bottoms
Polypro or silk long underwear
Pair of nylon shorts
Wide brim hat, rainproof is good
Underwear etc.

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Oct 29th, 2005, 06:11 PM
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Thanks so much for your replies,
Yes we are coming from overseas.
I have done a trial pack and all seems to fit in a 22" bag. Even the jeans!!
Only 13 days to go!!!
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Oct 30th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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Any time you come to California, layers are the key, esspecially along the coast since the temperature will be variable. With the exception of Yosemite, no place should be cold. Good chance of some rain though, so make sure your jacket is rain resistent. I probably would plan on buying an umbrella once I got over here if I needed one rather than hauling it with me.

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Oct 30th, 2005, 01:46 PM
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Just curious - I've seen similar comments on threads in the past " . . . rather than hauling it [umbrella] with me"

I really don't understand. My umbrella weighs practically nothing and is only about 6 inches long and less than 2 inches wide. Actually weighs less than an eyeglass case and fits in a pocket. So I don't see any reason not to take one on just about any trip. Were you thinking of a full sized umbrella?

(well I have 6 or 7 but most of my umbrellas are this size)
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Oct 30th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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No - I am thinking of an umbrella the same size as yours. I haven't even seen an full sized umbrella in years - LOL.

Perhaps it doesn't take up much space, but when trying to pack 3 weeks worth of clothing into a suitcase, every cubic inch counts, esspecially if one doesn't want to do laundry more than a couple times during the trip.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 06:53 PM
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Well - I teach a packing class (yes, people really do go to school to learn such a thing). You know - 3 weeks in a carry on, that sort of thing. And I always include an umbrella. Takes up no space at all.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 07:52 PM
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My brother in LA reports cool and rainy this time of year. Have fun! Yosemite and SF are two of my favorite destinations ever!!
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