February 10, 2016

Pack & Plan: Berlin

The post with everything you need to know about how to pack light with only one small bag for a weekend in Berlin, Germany.

I have done a bunch of "How I Travel" posts over the past year. I am going to keep up the series because it allows me to communicate the general guidelines of how traveling fits into my life.

But the "How I Travel" series is generalized, targeted at explaining my methods for traveling to any and all destinations.

I want to start a more specific series, and that's where "Pack & Plan" comes in!

pack and plan berlin germany

I pack and plan for every trip way in advance. It's probably what I'm best at in the whole "travel-sphere," and it's what I enjoy the most, anyway. Why not share these easy-to-emulate details with the rest of the world?

Before every trip, a "Pack & Plan: [Somewhere]" is going to show up on the website. I will explain my trip by showing my plans for each day, and by providing the basic list of the contents of my suitcase, backpack, or purse.

Instead of hearing about all of my adventures in hindsight only, Pack & Plan is going to showcase my expectations before a trip and hopefully help some of you pack and plan for your trip, too!

These posts will also allow for other readers to add their ideas about other things I should do (or not do!) while I'm in any given place before I actually get there.

Without further ado, the Pack & Plan series has now begun!

Pack & Plan: Berlin, Germany

4 days, 3 nights in February
Transport: bus
Lodging: private room in hostel
Trip type: with friends

The Pack

Bag: small sports backpack (40cm x 30cm x 20cm)
Tops: 1 sweater, 2 short sleeves, 2 tank tops
Bottoms: 1 pair of jeans, 1 skirt, 2 pairs of leggings
Outerwear: 1 jacket, 1 scarf, 1 pair of gloves, 1 headband
Shoes: 1 pair of black boots, 1 pair of flip-flops
Personal items for 3 days

The Plan

Day 1

Travel day
Pub crawl tour

Day 2

Bode Museum
Berliner Dom
Alte Nationalgalerie

Day 3

Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Checkpoint Charlie
East Side Gallery

Day 4

Schloss Charlottenburg (if time)
Travel day

Have you been to Berlin? Do you have any restaurant recommendations? Is there anything else I should add to the itinerary?