There’s something charming about autumn – orange leaves, a chill in the air, pumpkin spiced lattes and Halloween decorations everywhere you look.
The cooler weather makes it the perfect time to explore a new city, check out some shopping, see the sights, enjoy some culture and of course, gorge on the local delicacies!
City breaks are busy deals, so you need to be organised ahead of time. It’s a great idea to put together a packing list before you go. Everyone’s been there – you think you’re organised, you head off, you’re super-excited and then bam! You’ve forgotten your phone charger!
To help you get straight into the sightseeing rather than buying things you’ve forgotten, check out our autumn city break packing list.
Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way first!
Check and double check that you have all your important documents and cash-related items with you before you travel. You wouldn’t be the first person to set off, only to realise that you’ve forgotten your driving licence!
Autumn weather is pretty interchangeable, so you might need sun screen as well as moisturiser to protect against those autumn winds!
Everyone has their own routine when it comes to toiletries, but here’s all the basics that most people are likely to need.
Now the important stuff. When checking out what to pack for a city break in autumn, you’ll probably be thinking about clothing more than anything else.
When putting together your autumn city break outfits, you need to be covered for all eventualities as autumn can be gloriously warm one day then a frost the next!
Here’s what you should have in your autumn city break wardrobe.
Remember, only the bare essentials are needed for a city break. The less you take, the more space you have in your suitcase to bring lots of goodies home!
These days we carry more tech items than ever before, but the good news is they’re pretty streamlined. You might want to entertain yourself with a film or some music whilst you’re travelling, or maybe you want to watch Netflix on your tablet before you sleep.
Hopefully you’re now feeling organised and know exactly what to pack for a city break in autumn. Let’s hope so!
Salisbury is a fantastic city break destination – there’s so much to see and do!
It’s important to be right in the thick of things when you’re visiting a city for a few days – you don’t want to spend your time commuting. The Red Lion Hotel couldn’t be more centrally located in Salisbury, so is the ideal choice as somewhere to lay your head.
We’re just five minutes’ walk away from the famous Salisbury Cathedral, as well as some fantastic nightlife and shopping opportunities.