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Trip Report Carryon travel to Rome- One gal's packing list in the Spring

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We are a family of four who travelled to Rome for nine days/two of which were travel days. It was Springtime and the weather was around 15 C /65 F during the day. We each packed a carryon and flew two flights within Europe so I knew the luggage compartment space would be small and I didn't want to to be stressed trying to fit my bag. I opted against a roll on carryon for a soft sided shoulder bag for this reason. I was pleased with my packing- selected neutrals and basics and could fit it all in. Here are the contents of my bag:

3 pants: *1 jeans, 1 stretch jeans and *1 black stretch jeans
2 cardigans: 1 gray, *1 lacy blue
1 white blouse that was designed to be "skrinkled together" after washing
*1 light blue long sleeve wrap sweater
1 plain gray t
1 blue flowered t
1 white long sleeve t for layering or bedtime if I felt cold
1 white tank
1 pajamas top and bottom
1 bra
4 underwear
1 pair of shoes
toiletry kit

Here's what I wore on the plane:
Greenish colored stretch jeans
Blue 3/4 sleeve blouse
Black tank top
Black cardigan
Large scarf designed in warm spring colors that looked nice with everything
Rain jacket- a last minute purchase that I'm so happy I had with me.
New Balance shoes- not the prettiest but worked on that cobblestone for my flat feet

Suggestions for future packing:
I never wore the lacey cardigan and the black stretch jeans.
The regular jeans I wore two days and they were starting to look baggy. I recommend packing pants with a bit of stretch as they look and feel better.
I could have gotten by with wearing one pair of pants and packing two for that amount of time. I actually put the black ones in at the last moment because I had room but didn't wear them.
I wore the layering long sleeve top and was lucky to have that along for that rainy day as it was pretty drafty and cold in some of the churches and on the streets that day.
I maybe could have done without the light blue wrap sweater but it was a different look to the cardigans and tops.

We had a laundry machine in the apartment which we used twice when the laundry bag started looking full. Was very happy to have that available!

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