Packing List: Zurich in August (hand luggage only)

Make use of this packing list for Zurich in August for your upcoming holiday. This is focussed on hand luggage-only travel. Sizing down and only taking the items you really need, will ensure a more hassle-free holiday experience. Here’s a packing list for hand-luggage-only travel to Zurich in August:

What to pack for a trip to Zurich in August


  1. Lightweight, breathable t-shirts or blouses
  2. A pair of comfortable jeans or trousers
  3. Shorts or skirts for warm weather
  4. Undergarments and socks for the duration of your trip
  5. Pyjamas or sleepwear
  6. Light sweater or jacket for cooler evenings
  7. Swimsuit if you plan to go swimming
  8. Rain jacket or poncho for unexpected rain showers


  1. Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers
  2. Sandals or flip-flops for warm weather
  3. Socks for your shoes


  1. Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
  2. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  3. Deodorant
  4. Razor
  5. Face cleanser and moisturizer
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Lip balm
  8. Personal medications or prescriptions
  9. Travel-sized laundry detergent if you plan to do laundry during your trip
  10. Travel-sized hand sanitiser or wet wipes


  1. Smartphone or mobile device
  2. Charger and adapter for Switzerland’s electrical outlets
  3. Camera or other electronic devices
  4. Headphones or earplugs for the plane or train


  1. Passport or national ID card
  2. Travel insurance documents
  3. Printed or digital copies of hotel reservations, flight/train tickets, and itinerary
  4. Wallet with credit/debit cards and some cash in Swiss Francs


  1. Travel-sized laundry bag for dirty clothes
  2. Travel-sized sewing kit for emergency repairs
  3. Travel-sized umbrella
  4. Reusable water bottle
  5. Snacks for the journey
  6. Travel-sized neck pillow or eye mask for comfort during transit
  7. Guidebook or map of Zurich
  8. Any other personal items you may need, such as glasses, contact lenses, or a hat

Remember to check the airline’s hand luggage restrictions for size, weight, and prohibited items before packing. Also, keep in mind the weather forecast for Zurich in August, which can vary, and pack accordingly. Have a great trip!


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