What I Packed: UK and Ireland in the Spring

Every new trip is like a new challenge for packing. Did I pack correctly this time? I swore ten days in England, Ireland, and Scotland would be different. I swore I would take exactly the right amount of outfits and they would all be warm enough for Spring in said countries. Now let’s see how I did…

What to Pack for UK and Ireland in the Spring


New bag alert! I finally splurged on a new travel backpack and I loved it. I went back and forth on size, and the 46L Ospery Backpack ended up being perfect for minimal-ish packing. I like to pack light, but I also wanted to have room all in the below. This was the perfect carry on size. 


Spring does not mean warm! I brought one warm, rain jacket and ended up wearing it the entire trip. It is the white jacket in all the photos. Make sure you bring a waterproof jacket! I can’t recommend that enough.  


I brought two pairs of jeans and a pair of yoga leggings. I am a big fan of the Align leggings from Lululemon. They never stretch and are perfect for travel days. 


Shirts ended up being rotated but i wore a lot of long sleeve shirts. Bring long sleeves! 


I brought one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of short, comfortable booties for walking in. These were  great options it was so wet, I needed waterproof options. When in doubt, bring waterproof! 


A scarf and a light pair of gloves were other must-haves for this trip. It is easy to layer and add neutral accessories like these to make a big difference on windy days.


I, of course need to bring journals! I packed one small spiral journal for myself, and then 2 small spiral journals for friends who had requested one for the journey. I normally bring a leather journal, as this is my more desirable size, but the small size of the journal really works for week-long trips. Its really easy to fill it up! I will share a post on the postcards from my trip soon (or find it on Instagram) so you can see what I packed my journal with. 

Packing Verdict – how did I do?

All in all, my packing has come down to packing less than I would think I need so my bag is not overflowing, and that seems to work for me. I think it was a lot colder than I had anticipated, but all in all I was blocked from the rain and wind as much as possible for springtime in UK and Ireland. Remember less is more!

Which One Should You Pack?

Spiral Journal

kids Journal

leather Journal

The original Pack This Journal. Perfect for your next adventure, and can be easily written on any surface (i.e. bus, plane, train) It goes where you go!

Keeping your kiddos happy during your travels is tough. The Pack This Journal for Kids has activities for all age groups. 

Our premium option. The vegan leather Pack This Journal is sleek and stylish for your luxurious travel getaway. 

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