Packing in a Carry On: Australia – Fall in Melbourne and Sydney

Packing in a Carry On: Australia – Fall in Melbourne and Sydney

May 2022

Packing in a Carry On: Australia – Fall in Melbourne and Sydney

The trick to the success packing for this trip was booking Airbnbs with a washer and dryer. Luckily, that is an easy accommodation to find and allowed us to keep the packing light. Half activities were outdoors, half were in the cities, and there was a forecast that had a mix of rain and clouds so we were able to pack a few things for each occasion to make it work. This trip did not require the addition of any purchased to our travel gear.

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Full packing list

The bag: EBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible

Packing cubes size small, medium and large

Small Packing Cube: Toiletry Bag

Quart Bag for 3 Ounce Liquids

  • Reusable bag
  • Tooth paste
  • Travel size body lotion
  • Travel size conditioner
  • Travel size face wash
  • Face moisturizer in repurposed container
  • Hand cream/Aquaphor (for my terribly dry skin)
  • Hand sanitizer

Large Packing Cube: Clothes

  • Two t-shirts
  • One active leggings
  • One jeans
  • Two active long sleeve shirts
  • Two long sleeve shirts
  • One bomber jacket

Medium Packing Cube: Clothes

Front Compartment

Side pocket: Rain cover for backpack

Large Compartment

Inside Compartment

Back Compartment

  • Chromebook
  • Folder with travel documents and itinerary
  • Travel documents – itinerary, confirmations, flight information
  • Arrival paperwork
  • COVID vaccine documentation
  • COVID test results
  • Passports
  • International driver’s license
  • Extra Passport Photos

Sling Bag

What I wore on plane

  • Sneakers
  • Tank top
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Active leggings
  • Puff jacket

I also threw in … Quarry Quarrel!

We were able to play this compact game on the flight, our early evenings (let’s be honest, every night is an early evening for me… especially with the time zone difference!), and on rainy days. This was such a fun addition to our travel bag that is definitely a keeper.

Everything packed snugly and ready to go!

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To see our full itinerary – here!

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