EXPLORE: San Francisco – What to Pack for January

I recently went on a trip to visit a friend in San Francisco! I visited for 4 days and went on a hike to see the Redwoods, explored Mountain View, and spent a day in San Francisco where I saw Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf. While in Northern California I noticed that the weather varied greatly but I was ready for it. Check out what to pack for January in San Francisco to be ready for anything!

COMING SOON: San Francisco – A Day In the Bay

When going to a place where it is warm in the sun, cold in the evening, and chilly in the shade… what on Earth are you suppose to pack?! Don’t worry! I have made a list of the clothing and gear I took with me on a 4 day excursion to the Bay Area. Check out my list, which includes shopping links, to help you pack! Everything listed below went in my carry on and a backpack. No checked luggage fees for me!

EXPLORE: San Francisco - What to Pack for 4 Days in January

What to Pack for 4 Days in January

HEAVY OUTERWEAR
Coat – Black Down Eddie Bauer Coat

LIGHT OUTERWEAR
Fleece Jacket – Hot Pink Columbia Fleece Jacket

BASE LAYERS
Base Layers – Charcoal Top

CLOTHING
5 Shirts – Plaid Tunic, Leopard Print Light Sweater, Grey Top, Grey Shirt, Black Speckled Top
3 Pair Leggings – Jeggings, Black Jeggings, Black Cotton Leggings
3 Tank Tops – Hot Pink Tank Top, Black Tank Top, Navy Tank Top

SHOES
Hiking Boots – Pink and Grey Salomon Gortex Hiking Boots
Boots – Black Over the Knee Leather Fashion Boots

UNDIES
Undies and Socks – 2 Black Nike Sports Bras, 1 Bra, Undies, Nike Tempo Shorts, 4 Pair of Tall Cotton Socks, 1 Pair of Tall Wool Socks

BATHROOM
Medicine – Dramamine, Pepto, Flonase
Basic Make-Up – ELF PrimerELF Foundation, Rimmel Powder and Brush, ELF Black Eyeliner, Almay Black Mascara, RAL Pink Lip Gloss, ELF Powder Brush, Lip Balm
Basic Bathroom Supplies – Sample Shampoo, Sample Conditioner, Mini Soap, Razor, Facial Lotion, Facial Wipes
Oral Care – Mini Toothpaste, Toothbrush
Eye Care – Contacts, Extra Pair of Contacts, Travel Size Contact Solution
Hair Care – Mini Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo, Mini Hairspray, Hair Ties, Bobby Pins, Clip, Comb
Deodorant 

GEAR
Backpack – Jansport Backpack
Bags – 2 Plastic Drawstring Bags

ELECTRONICS
Electronics – iPhone, Earbuds, Charger

OTHER STUFF
Paperwork – Passport, Plane Ticket Information, Driver’s License, Debit Card, Credit Card
Jewelry – 1 Pair Stud Earrings, 1 Simple Necklace, 1 Bracelet
Randoms – Sunglasses, Small Cross-body Purse, Lint Roller

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What I Wore and When

DAY 1:
Travel from Dallas to San Francisco
 – Coat, Sports Bra, Navy Tank Top, Plaid Tunic, Black Leggings, Tall Cotton Socks, Boots
Night out in Mountain View – Leopard Sweater, Pink Tank Top, Black Jeggings, Tall Cotton Socks, Boots, Necklace

DAY 2:
Hiking in Big Basin – Fleece Jacket, Cuddle Duds Grey Top, Sports Bra, Jeggings, Wool Socks, Hiking Boots
Night out in Mountain View – Coat, Grey Shirt, Pink Tank, Jeggings, Tall Cotton Socks, Boots, Necklace

DAY 3:
Full Day in San Francisco – Coat, Grey Top, Black Tank, Black Jeggings, Tall Cotton Socks, Boots, Crossbody Purse, Earrings

DAY 4:
Breakfast in Mountain View – Sports Bra, Black Tank Top, Black Speckled Shirt, Jeggings, Tall Cotton Socks, Boots

SLEEPING CLOTHES:
Tank Top and Nike Tempo Shorts

FASHION TIP: Everything I took with me was black, grey, or pink. I did this so no matter what I wore it coordinated! The most important piece of advice I have is to always layer everything and to have waterproof footwear and clothing.

I hope this list helps you pack efficiently for your trip! Do you have any tips or advice? Leave them in the comments below and help us out!

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