The Perfect Packing List for Spain
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The 10 Key Items to Pack for Spain

With sun-soaked archipelagos, fresh and inventive tapas, and magnificent art and architecture, Spain is one of the most-visited countries in the world. In fact, Spain broke records for the fifth year in a row in 2017, drawing a whopping 82 million tourists. So, the question isn’t so much should you go to Spain, but what you should you pack for Spain. That’s where we come into the picture. Consider these smart picks for your suitcase. And don’t forget to leave some space for all of the folding fans and bottles of cava you’ll want to bring home as souvenirs.

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Tunic Top

The only thing that makes this bright blue tunic any more perfect for a trip to Spain is the lacy tassel trim. The color is fantastic (did they base it on the waters of Ibiza?) and the length allows you to wear it over a pair of pants or tucked into a skirt. 

$60 at Revolve
The Cotton Shirtdress Everlane

Cotton Shirtdress

This airy shirtdress is like the instant noodles of travel outfits—just add strappy sandals, maybe a denim jacket, and you're done. Because who wants to spend mental energy crafting the perfect outfit when there is a whole beautiful Spain to see?

$80 at Everlane
Bella Dahl Distressed Denim Jogger Pants

Denim Pants

Comfortable, adaptable pants that work with anything = the key to happy packing. Pair these distressed denim joggers with heels and a dark top for an evening at Barcelona's best tapas bar, or cinch up the elasticized cuffs (voila! capris) for a picnic in Retiro Park. Either way, you’ll look put together and ready for anything.

$150 at Bloomingdale's
Dr. Bronner's Arnica Menthol Magic Balm - 2oz

All-Purpose Salve

Chapped lips, cracked heels, and dry cuticles have met their match with this little tin. An all-around skin savior, this beeswax-based salve has a healing mix of arnica, camphor, and menthol oils help relieve throbbing calves. So go on: hike Teide, visit the Alhambra. Your tired muscles and joints will be in good hands.

$10 at Target
Nalho Women’s Yoga Mat Memory Foam Espadrilles Sandals, Ganika Velvet


These classic-looking espadrilles harbor a secret superpower. Their insoles are made from yoga-mat memory foam, so you can explore the world's largest gothic church (that would be the Seville Cathedral) or stroll the boardwalk along the arcing La Concha Beach with zero discomfort.

$52 at Amazon

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Zeal Optics Crowley sunglasses

Shades With 100-Percent UV Protection

Squinting up at the Sagrada Familia because that Mediterranean sun is blinding you? See (well, try to see) every crazy-ass detail with these ivory-and-tortoise polarized sunglasses. Hidden rubber nose pads ensure a sturdy hold, whether you're gazing at Gaudi's otherworldly architecture or tipping back a glass of Rioja.

$149 at Zappos
myCharge - HubPlus 6700 mAh Portable Charger for Most Lightning

Travel Phone Charger

This portable charger powers up to three devices at the same time (your friends will thank you for this) and stands apart from others thanks to a built-in USB cable and wall prongs for easy recharging. 

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Women's Darn Tough Pixie Crew Socks

Slip-Free Socks

We're not saying a blister will ruin your trip to Spain. But it will certainly put a damper on your Iberian adventure. And socks that are constantly slipping and sliding? That's just plain annoying. Protect yourself from any of the above with a good pair of socks. The best, in fact. And those might just be the Pixie Crew socks from Vermont-based Darn Tough. Made from 65 percent Merino wool, the super-strong socks are naturally antimicrobial and moisture-wicking and their snug fit prevents unpleasant rubbing or slippage.

$20 at L.L.Bean

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