Essentials to pack for your weekend away in Sydney

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Don't let packing ruin the thought of embarking on a weekend away.

Don't let packing ruin the thought of embarking on a weekend away.

Going on holiday is one heck of an unbeatable feeling and when you're headed to Sydney, what could be better? 

But there seems to be one thing getting on top of holiday-makers: packing. In America alone, a survey from Wyndham Vacation Rentals found that 49 per cent of people placed packing as one of the top stressors! 

With a little help from the Macleay Hotel, find out exactly what you need to bring on your vacation to Sydney. 

Packing light shouldn't weigh heavy on your mind 

With so many day trips and evenings out to enjoy while staying in Sydney, it can be easy to get carried away.

The key to packing light isn't restricting yourself to one outfit for your trip away – it's about packing sensible and transitional pieces.

Transitional pieces will take you effortlessly from day to night. See it as a mix and match type scenario – these pants will go will with this blouse and this slouchy white tee.

Packing transitional pieces will be a lifesaver!Packing transitional pieces will be a lifesaver!

The must-pack essentials

Sydney is home to seven out of Australia's top 10 tourist attractions, according to City of Sydney, so wearing comfortable (and stylish) footwear and clothing is crucial when exploring these sights. 

From your Potts Point hotel, step out in Sydney with jeans paired with a pair of sneakers, T-shirt and sweater for utmost comfort. At night, swap out the tee and sneakers for a lacy top and pair of heeled boots if you're female, and for guys, a button-down shirt and boat shoes are perfect for enjoying a night out at Sydney's best rooftop bars.

Sydney is home to seven out of Australia's top 10 tourist attractions.

A leather jacket is the perfect weekend away essential, whether you're male or female. Throw it over your shoulders when strolling around Sydney's Opera House in the day, and at night, wear over the top of any outfit to add a rock n roll edge. The neutral black tone of the jacket works well with every colour scheme – a complete win-win!

As mentioned previously, a worn-in, clean pair of sneakers are perfect for exploring Australia's biggest city. A pair of smart shoes are the only other footwear choice you'll need for a weekend away. These must be comfortable enough to walk in but also stylish enough to see you through to night.

Other than the above essentials, a few changes of day and evening tops, a swimsuit and toiletries are also necessary for a comfortable, light and effortless weekend away.

Want to learn some time and space-saving packing tips? Check out this video from the travel experts at Heathrow Airport.

So there you have it – the perfect packed bag for a weekend away at your Potts Point accommodation. Find out how the Macleay Hotel can create the perfect city vacation.