Pack for the Canary Islands

Travel Light - Pack for the Canary Islands. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

1. Victoria Beckham Cat-Eye Sunglasses / 2. Azalea Flat Crown Boater Hat / 3. J.Crew Skinny Metallic Headband / 4. MYR The Moa Bag (similar by Cuyana) / 5. Solid and Striped Morgan Triangle Bikini / 6. Norma Kamali Halter-Neck Swimsuit / 7. Madewell Off the Shoulder Top / 8. Helmut Lang Silky Twill Camisole / 9. T By Alexander Wang Striped Top / 10. Cuyana V-Neck Tee / 11. H&M Conscious Shorts / 12. J Brand White Denim / 13. Cuyana Mini Cover-Up / 14. H&M Conscious Denim Shirt Dress / 15. McQ Alexander McQueen Striped Dress / 16. Theory Black Maxi Dress / 17. Kayu Pinata Fringed Tote / 18. Ancient Greek Sandals Braided Leather Sandals / 19. Manebi Yucatan Woven Espadrilles / 20. Loeffler Randall Saskia Sandals

Often I get e-mail from readers requesting to do a packing list for a specific place. Sometimes it is for some obscure trip that I feel might not appeal to everyone, but sometimes it is not. This packing list request came from a reader who is spending 10-14 days in the Canary Islands (Gran Canaria) and attending a wedding while there. She’s not visiting until December, but the weather in the Canary islands doesn’t fluctuate too much throughout now and then. The high now is around 80F, and in December it will be around 70F. It will be wetter in December, and possibly windier.

The islands are varied in shape, ranging from lava rock to white and black sand beaches and the African sun can be hot. My favorite item from this list has to be the fringed tote, it’s such a statement piece. I’ve included a long black maxi dress that can easily be dressed up with some jewelry and a simple pair of sandals for the wedding, as well as plenty of beach-friendly go-to items. The closed toe shoes will work for walking on lava paths and doing light exploring, but I’d also consider a pair of sneakers depending on your itinerary. Obviously this is a little more of a casual resort-style packing list, and if you’re planning to have a more active trip you might need to change out a few items.

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Travel outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Beach outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Wedding outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Casual outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Casual outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Casual outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Casual outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Beach outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Casual outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands. Travel outfit, part of a carry-on packing list for the Canary Islands.

Travel Light - Pack for the Canary Islands. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

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10 thoughts on “Pack for the Canary Islands

    1. These are stock since I’ve never actually had the chance to take my own. 😉 I think the one that looks more above is taken from a hotel, as many taller ones surround that beach.

  1. The African sun (especially in Gran Canaria) is SUPER hot! Like instant sunburn status. Tell her to pack her own sunscreen, because resort sunscreen is overpriced! If she’s traveling from the US she should just pack a bottle in her checked bag because sunscreen is more expensive in Europe anyways. 🙂

  2. oh my gosh i have been on holidays and totally missed this post! thank you SO MUCH this list is literally perfect. i can’t wait to do some shopping and now am getting even more excited! you are the sweetest for taking my suggestion and turning it into a post! much much love girl!

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