FTLO 2022 Summer Packing Guide: Croatia Edition

**A note from team FTLO**

The airline industry is still feeling the effects of the Covid pandemic. As flights continue to be delayed, the risk of losing a checked bag increases dramatically. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND CARRYING ON all your luggage if you can.

Known for its diverse landscapes, Croatia has everything to offer from day trips to atmospheric local towns and cities, adventures in mountains and forests, or afternoons spent lounging by the stunning and expansive coastline. It’s no wonder you’re soon to be en route to this beautiful destination.

As you plan your trip to Croatia, we want to make sure you’ll have everything you need to make the most of your experience. Whether you’re planning to spend your days overlooking the sparkling waters of the Adriatic sea, or you’re eager to raft down the Cetina River to tackle some rapids, our Croatia packing list will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

  1. The Essentials

  2. Recommended Attire

  3. What to Leave Behind

1. The Essentials

What better place to start packing for Croatia than the essentials. Whether you plan to spend your days exploring the cobblestone streets of Old Town, Dubrovnik, lounging on the coast of Hvar, or white water rafting to take in all of Split’s natural outdoor beauty, these are a few items that will be essential to your travels.

The Basics

  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses

  • Swimsuit, towel (towels are available at all hotels, but it’s always nice to have your own)

  • Comfortable sandals and walking shoes

  • Outdoor items: a comfortable pair of sneakers for hikes, insect repellent, travel water bottle

  • Day bag or tote (with zipper!) or backpack

  • Charging adapter and all electronic chargers

Carry-on Items

  • Passport + 2 hard copies of passport

  • Prescription medications

  • Glasses + / contacts + solution

  • Cash (euros) + credit cards

  • Phone + charger

  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, razor, makeup)


  • Face mask + Hand sanitizer

  • Camera / GoPro + chargers

  • Basic first aid: bandaids, tweezers, pain relievers

  • Allergy medications

  • Anti-nausea medication if you’re prone to motion sickness

2. Recommended Attire

When it comes to traveling, one of the most important factors to take into account is the weather of the location you will be visiting. Croatia is warm and sunny throughout the summer and that heat (think mid-70s to mid-80s) often lingers into the early Fall. Sounds pretty perfect for exploring the coastline and spending time outdoors, doesn't it?