Packing for Two Climates in Seven Days

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Packing for Two Different Climates

For the past seven days I’ve been in two different climates.  I started in Flagstaff, Arizona which is at 7,000 feet (9,000 at the ski lodge) above sea level.  This means that at the end of December the highs are in the mid-30s and the lows are in the teens.  After four days in Flag I flew to Tampa, Florida where the weather was in the low 70s and high 50s.

You can see how this makes packing interesting.

I stuck with jeans and (gasp!) only brought two pairs of shoes.  My Uggs for Arizona and my boat shoes for Florida.  I tried to bring items that could be layered in Flag and could be stripped down for Florida.  This two different climates thing is tricky.

So, how did I do?  Did I wish I’d brought something different?  Did I wear everything?

The only items I didn’t wear were the gray sweater, the oatmeal cardigan and the chambray top.  Otherwise I wore everything I brought and even wore the olive green button down twice.  Overall I think I did a pretty good job packing for two totally different climates in one week.  And I even had room in my suitcase for some Christmas gifts!

Have you ever traveled to two different climates in the same trip?  What did you pack?

9 replies on “Packing for Two Climates in Seven Days

  1. Molly

    Two such different climates would definitely be a challenge. I can’t believe there were pieces you didn’t wear! You must have done some mad mixing & matching.
    Hope you had a great trip!

  2. kilax

    Do we get to see pics of the trip outfits?

    I have never done two different climates in one trip, just staying in one area for a long time (Rome) and needing two sets of clothing 😉

  3. Valerie

    Wow- that is impressive! All those pieces look so versatile- would love to see what you wore each day! I’ve never packed for two different climates but have had to pack for some very cold weather trips with minimal luggage– it’s tough!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Check back tomorrow! I’m putting up a post with the outfits.

      The hardest part was leaving room for my downhill skiing stuff (not pictured above). Thankfully fluffy stuff compresses!

  4. Emily

    OMG, I cannot believe you only brought two pairs of shoes. I have brought five pairs of shoes just for a weekend trip, seriously!!! Way to go on efficient packing!!!

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