Day 3 of 31 Days of Alaska offers a packing list to make your planning a bit easier. This will be broken down into 4 different legs of the Pacific Coast trip. This plan is for a 2 week trip.

Prepare for your flight. 

  • Pack your carry-on with liquids in an outside pocket to make it easy to get through security.
  • Stow personal jewelry in a plastic bag until after passing through security. You can put your jewelry on after you’ve put your shoes back on and made it through the metal detector.
  • Keep boarding pass, driver’s license and passport in an accessible but secure pocket.
  • Use a backpack-handbag to allow room for more items. This is also much easier to carry than a shoulder bag. Pack the following:
  1. Earplanes to help with pressure during landing and take-off. (found at Wal-Mart)
  2. Chewing Gum
  3. Hand Sanitizer
  4. Chapstick
  5. Phone/tablet and earbuds for listening to podcasts
  6. Electronics’ chargers
  7. Medication
  8. Power Shot or similar camera

Sea of Luggage

Pack for the cruise.

 

  • Rain gear including water-proof shoes, compact umbrella, parka with hoodie
  • Lanyard for stateroom key
  • Light jacket such as NorthFace.  (Wore this only one day in Glacier Bay)
  • Thin insulated vests for layering on cool days. (I bought one on the cruise and wished I had one in every color. This was the perfect outer layer)
  • Photography equipment (separate post to follow)
  • Formal Wear including shoes, jewelry, wrap and evening bag
  • Undergarments with socks/tights for every day of the trip. Spanx, strapless bra and camisoles.
  • 2 jeans – One skinny, one straight leg
  • 3 pairs of slacks
  • 3 short sleeve tops
  • 2 turtlenecks
  • 3 long sleeve sweaters or tops
  • 3 scarves that coordinate with all pieces
  • One wool scarf, gloves and hat (Glacier Bay Day)
  • 2 fitness outfits including shoes, socks and sports bras
  • Swimsuit, cover-up and flip-flops (I never used mine)
  • Silver jewelry ensemble including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings
  • Gold jewelry ensemble
  • Pajamas, slippers, light robe
  • Makeup removal cloths and daily cosmetics
  • Trial size shampoo and conditioner (not provided on the ship)
  • Disposable razor, tweezers and eye lash curler
  • Hairbrush and styling products (dryers are provided in staterooms)
  • Trial size air freshener (non aerosol)
  • Mark your luggage for easy spotting in Baggage Claim

Luggage Pom Poms

Sightseeing in Seattle and Oregon

  • Walking shoes
  • Rain jacket with hoodie
  • Corkscrew
  • Cameras
  • Hand Sanitizer

Touring the Pacific Coast

  • Rain jacket with hoodie
  • Waterproof shoes for a walk on the beach (there’s a story here)   😉
  • Cameras
  • Hand Sanitizer