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Spain w/ 15 month old - what would you pack to pack LIGHT

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purplebiro Tue 10-May-16 16:45:50

Repost from another board, hope this is OK, let me know if not:

Going to Andalucia for 8 days towards the end of September and trying to plan as much as I can as possible - mostly because I really enjoy the planning process - and looking for ideas on a smart, light packing list to minimise faff. We've got 30kg luggage between two adults, plus child items (we'll take buggy and car seat) and hand luggage.

We'll be flying in, hiring a car and driving to a glamping (yes, I hate the word, but I love the concept) place in the countryside with a pool. Staying there for 4 nights and planning on mixing up lazing by the pool with day/half day trips. Dinners will be either at local (nice but not smart/posh) restaurants or basic self catering.

After that we'll drive on to an apartment in Granada for another four nights to be spent exploring the city (in as relaxed fashion as possible), visiting the Alhambra, maybe a trip to the mountains for some light walking. Dinner will similarly be at local restaurants or self catering.

We are: me, my partner (although he can look after himself - clothes and toiletries wise, that's his look out) and our will-then-be 15.5 month old, who I expect to be walking by then (she's already cruising, so...). We're pretty casual peeps - last time I wore heels was at a wedding, time before that a job interview - and I'm really keen to pack light just for ease of moving about/faff etc. Plus it's Spain - they have everything we have here if we really need to buy it. We'll take the buggy, a sling and the car seat (travel cot provided in both places and car hire company wanted a small fortune to hire a seat) but everything else is up for grabs...

So what would you pack?

specialsubject Tue 10-May-16 19:42:46

you certainly don't want to take 30kg with the baby and all the baby paraphenalia to carry!

my suggestions for you (not the baby)

travel in light trousers, t-shirt, fleece, trainers. Have shorts ready for a change.
take a light decent waterproof (not a silly fashion coat) which with the fleece are for the weather you hope not to have, and for mountain trips. I think you'll need a cover-up for evenings anyway.
one or two skirts, a few vest tops, some t-shirts, perhaps a pretty light jacket/cardigan for evenings, possibly a second pair of trousers, loose long shorts for days out. Underwear for 8 days.
swim gear: rash vest, board shorts, two bikini tops.
shoes; the trainers, one pair flip flops, possibly a slightly smarter pair of evening shoes. Although I'd take a second pair of trainers instead.
toiletries, medication,suncream, insect repellent.

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