I’m not sure we do this here, but perhaps my packing list will be helpful to someone. I just did a two week solo trip to Italy that included 5 nights in Florence, 1 night in Venice, 1 night near the Venice airport because I was meeting people for a shared shuttle to Ravenna, a 6 night cruise that departed from Ravenna and ended in Civitavecchia, and finally 1 night at a hotel at FCO, which gave me a day in Rome. I did not want to check a bag on the way there and was limited to a 21” carryon with a max weight of 8 kg/17 lbs and a small purse. I threw a backpack into my suitcase and used that for my clothes and toiletries on the way home and checked a suitcase full of wine. I ended up bringing more clothes than I needed because I didn’t trust the unseasonably warm weather forecast. It was in the low 60s in the mornings and mid 70s (or warmer) in the afternoon. As someone who lives in the Midwest, that’s shorts and T-shirts weather.
My suitcase was exactly 8kg. I flew Turkish Air and they did weigh it at check in. I wore a Scottevest windbreaker and had a few items in my pockets to keep my suitcase under the weight limit. As soon as I checked in, I stuffed the jacket into my suitcase. I ended up wearing it during a thunderstorm while touring the Amalfi coast and my last day in Rome, although I would have been fine with a cardigan instead. I could have left it at home, but it was nice to have in the rain. I would probably bring it again as my “just in case” item.
On the flight I wore: cropped black knit pants, a merino tech wool t-shirt, a merino mid-weight cardigan (I barely wore this and should have left it at home), and sketchers sneakers.
2 elbow length sleeve, just above the knee, merino wool (Wool& brand) dresses - I would have been fine with one, but it was nice to have some variety.
1 pair cropped merino leggings
1 pair regular length merino leggings - I didn’t wear these even once
1 pair merino bicycle shorts that I wore under my dresses when I wasn’t wearing the cropped leggings and to sleep in.
1 merino tank top to sleep in
1 very lightweight cropped merino cardigan - I wore this a lot because I could tuck it into my purse later in the day.
1 scarf that I wore maybe twice - it was good for dressing for dinner on the cruise
1 pair of merino flats that I wore to dinner on the cruise
5 pairs of underwear - I would have been fine with 2 or 3 since I washed them out most nights
1 bra in addition to the bralette I wore on the plane
5 pairs of no show merino socks - I also would have been fine with fewer pairs, but these do take a bit longer to dry
If anyone is interested in my nonclothing packing list, I’m happy to share that, too.
I washed the cropped leggings, shorts, and dresses once in the hotel sink and they easily dried by the next morning. I only washed the dresses because they are a bit big and tend to look sloppy after a week of wearing them. They were quite wrinkled when I unpacked them, but were fine after hanging in the bathroom while I showered. I walked 10-15 miles per day and I sweat a lot, but they never got stinky.
The best toiletry item I brought was skin so soft insect repellent wipes. I wish I had brought more because I ran out and got eaten alive the last evening. I love them because I don’t have to worry about a leaking bottle, they fit into a pocket, and they don’t smell like insect repellent.
Slightly off topic, this was my first international solo trip and I would absolutely do it again. My husband doesn’t like international travel and my kids are in college and high school, so can’t travel at this time of the year. I’m so glad I went on my own because I felt very safe and met wonderful people along the way.