Apply for a passport as soon as your travel to Europe is confirmed. The cost will be greater if you apply for a passport within two weeks of travel time and need an expedited application. You can learn more about the requirements and documents needed to obtain a U.S. passport here.

So you’ve finally decided to take that Europe trip you’ve been planning for ages!

You’ve booked your flights (if you haven’t yet, then find out “How to Book Cheap Flights to Europe“), you know where you’re going, and where you’re staying. This will be the trip of a lifetime and you can’t wait to leave. There’s just one small detail…you still have to pack.

To save you time and stress from this task, we’ve compiled an ultimate guide on the things to bring in Europe. We’re covering everything, from how to pack for Europe to the best travel accessories.

All of our tips and tricks are also summarized in the Europe Trip Packing List at the end of the article.