Pack light and it will be easier to get around, you'll have less to worry about and there'll be more space to fill up on souvenirs and gifts. Read our checklist of things not to forget when packing for your Interrail trip.
Don't leave home without these 20 items:
1. [ ] First Aid kit
2. [ ] Photocopies of important documents
3. [ ] Spare credit card
4. [ ] Padlock
5. [ ] Torch
6. [ ] Driving licence
7. [ ] Money belt
8. [ ] Universal adaptor
9. [ ] Alarm clock
10. [ ] Phrase book
11. [ ] Small speakers
12. [ ] Waterproof jacket / poncho
13. [ ] Backpack rain cover
14. [ ] Plasters
15. [ ] Playing cards
16. [ ] Bottle opener
17. [ ] Hiking boots
18. [ ] Swimming goggles
19. [ ] Wet wipes
20. [ ] Resealable bags
Keep it small
Whatever the size of your bag, the chances are you'll manage to fill it to the max. So, opt for a small/medium-sized backpack or suitcase – that way you're restricted on how much stuff you can take!
Take multi-purpose items
Be a bit creative and the items you take with you can have more than one usage. Here are some examples: Shampoo can be used as shower gel and washing detergent, dental floss makes a line for drying clothes or a sarong doubles up as a beach towel.
Share your stuff
If there’s a bunch of you travelling together, why not share your things. Exchange books with your friends or with other travel buddies you meet along the way.
Travelling bookworms should get their hands on an e-reader – usually much lighter and slimmer than a real book, you'll no longer have to break your back carting heavy books around! Store thousands of e-books that will keep you going for your entire European rail trip.
Also good to know before you leave
Trains and stations Learn more about how to travel by train in Europe with your Interrail Pass with these tips.
Airport connections Arrived in Europe, and not sure how to start your Interrail journey? Discover these popular connections between international airports and train stations.
Currency in Europe Euro, Pound, Forint, Krone. Learn about the different currencies used in Europe.
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