Packing for a Croatia Sailing Vacation

The Bearded Adventurer and I recently returned from sailing the islands of Croatia for 7 days. We packed in only two backpacks, one personal sized backpack and one larger one. So I have typed up our packing list to share and hopefully make it easier for you to decide what to bring on your next vacation. This trip we didn’t pack super carefully and probably slightly over packed by bringing some more “frivolous” things like my whole makeup bag and 4 different bathing suit cover ups, plus a favorite blanket.

2 backpacks only

I made a live unpacking video on the Flipflops and Adventures facebook page to show all of the things that we packed with us.

Watch my live unpacking video here!

Packing list for a week sailing vacation in Croatia in August-



1 T-shirt for BA
5 t-shirts for me
Sunhat (1 for each)
1 Pair of jeans for BA
1 Nightgown for me
1 Pair of sleeping shorts for BA
Tripod/selfie stick combo https://amzn.to/2pddQC2
1 Shorts romper
4 Casual dresses
2 Swimsuits for me
Teva Hurricane Sandals https://amzn.to/2xkVqDU
2 Swimsuits for BA
New Balance Flip Flops https://amzn.to/2xpOPHN
4 Swimsuit Coverups
1 Sarong
Jansport Backpack https://amzn.to/2xsLuYj
Columbia Short Sleeve Fishing Shirt (x2) https://amzn.to/2MFu6Fm
Columbia Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt (x4) https://amzn.to/2pgf93t
Airplane Pillow https://amzn.to/2NYw8Fu
Sailing gloves https://amzn.to/2NUZQee
Eagle Creek Toiletry Bag/Medicine Bag set https://amzn.to/2MDZKmJ
Fishing Lures/Line/Weights
Camelbak water bottle https://amzn.to/2MJOpBJ
Camelbak insulating sleeve https://amzn.to/2xuvrcw
1 makeup bag
Universal Power adapter https://amzn.to/2QDyXtU


All of the links above are affiliate links and if you choose to purchase from one of the links on this list I may receive a small commission. None of these are sponsored posts and are all things I purchased because I wanted them for my personal use and travels.

Yacht charter is an unforgettable way to experience the islands and coast of Croatia. We always have an amazing time when we choose travel by catamaran!


Overall, I would say that its important to remember that you don’t need to pack too much for a sailing vacation, since you will spend the majority of your time relaxing in swimsuits or beach wear. I am still learning to balance and how to not overpack for each type of trip.


I hope that this list is helpful to you as you prepare for a future adventure! Let me know if there is anything you would add to this list. I would love to hear from you!


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