How to Pack a Carry on Suitcase for 1 Week in Peru

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How to Pack a Carry on Suitcase for 1 Week in Peru
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Look at the calendar.  Look at your itinerary so you can plan your wardrobe according to your trip needs.  Remember function not fashion.

Look at the calendar. Look at your itinerary so you can plan your wardrobe according to your trip needs. Remember function not fashion.

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We will be in 3 different climates while in Peru The best advice is to layer.  We have a very busy schedule and will not be back and forth from the hotel.

We will be in 3 different climates while in Peru The best advice is to layer. We have a very busy schedule and will not be back and forth from the hotel.

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Organize everything and lay it out on a flat surface either your bed or a table

Organize everything and lay it out on a flat surface either your bed or a table

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I will wear my heaviest shoes and I will pack at least one change of shoes. If you are staying behind please pack a pair of crocs.

I will wear my heaviest shoes and I will pack at least one change of shoes. If you are staying behind please pack a pair of crocs.

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Bathing suit must be something that covers your body. If you bring a bikini plan to wear a T-shirt over it.

Bathing suit must be something that covers your body. If you bring a bikini plan to wear a T-shirt over it.

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Don't forget your electronics you will need a converter and your chargers.

Don't forget your electronics you will need a converter and your chargers.

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Toiletries... sunblock, toothpaste, toothbrush, Chapstick...pack liquids and gels in a quart Ziploc bag. Ladies, don't forget to bring your feminine hygiene products.

Toiletries... sunblock, toothpaste, toothbrush, Chapstick...pack liquids and gels in a quart Ziploc bag. Ladies, don't forget to bring your feminine hygiene products.

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More toiletries ...travel size Kleenex, Pepto-Bismol, Benadryl, diaper wipes... Imodium and your prescriptions.

More toiletries ...travel size Kleenex, Pepto-Bismol, Benadryl, diaper wipes... Imodium and your prescriptions.

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Once you're organized start to pack in either packing cubes or plastic bags

Once you're organized start to pack in either packing cubes or plastic bags

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Pack in packing cubes or plastic bags.  Roll your clothes to maximize space and minimize wrinkles.

Pack in packing cubes or plastic bags. Roll your clothes to maximize space and minimize wrinkles.

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Organize in outfits.  Have a plan as to what you're going to wear at each destination.  Think layers.

Organize in outfits. Have a plan as to what you're going to wear at each destination. Think layers.

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Maximize your space tuck socks and other small items into your shoes.

Maximize your space tuck socks and other small items into your shoes.

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Once you have everything organized into small bags or packings cubes you're ready to pack your carry-on.

Once you have everything organized into small bags or packings cubes you're ready to pack your carry-on.

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Once you have everything organized you can pack.

Once you have everything organized you can pack.

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With proper planning you can pack everything you need into a carry-on suitcase.

With proper planning you can pack everything you need into a carry-on suitcase.

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Be careful not to over pack your carry-on because you don't want it to be too heavy that you can't lift it above your head to place in the overhead bin.

Be careful not to over pack your carry-on because you don't want it to be too heavy that you can't lift it above your head to place in the overhead bin.

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The final steps... preparing my second,  my backpack.

The final steps... preparing my second, my backpack.

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I just showed you how to pack for an 8 to 12 day trip to Peru. Remember function over fashion and dress in layers. Finally, donate your clothes as you go.

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