Packing For a Long Business Trip (1)

If you’re a business professional working on a short-term project that will have you in a new city for an extended period of time, packing for that trip can seem like a daunting task. There are some things you can do and bring that you won’t want to forget. We’ve rounded up some tips that are sure to help you while packing for a long business trip.

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Your Essential Guide to Packing For a Long Business Trip


Bring Clothes You Can Mix and Match


From business professional to casual, it can be difficult to pack several different outfits into a suitcase. If you’re traveling by plane you’ll be even more restricted. That’s why it’s important to bring articles of clothing that can easily be worn with other pieces to create a whole new look. You get bonus points if you can use the clothing item in completely different styles. An example of this for men would be a pair of khakis. Throw a button-down and a blazer over it, and you’re business casual. Later in the night, you can switch those out for a polo shirt and you can a casual outfit for dinner or drinks. For women, we recommend a stylish white button-down. It can easily be paired with jeans for a comfy, casual look or can be dressed up with a suit for a full day of meetings.

Pro Tip: This rule especially applies to shoes!

Roll Your Clothes


With your business attire that can easily get wrinkled, we don’t recommend rolling. However, rolling most casual clothing like jeans, T-shirts, sweaters, etc. can save you a lot of space in your bag.

Things to Pack



If you’re staying for a month or more, this is a good rule of thumb.

  • 10 tops
  • 8 bottoms
  • 2 dresses (if applicable)
  • 2-3 pairs of shoes
  • 10 undergarments
  • 10 pairs of socks
  • 2 belts
  • 2 suit jackets
  • Athletic wear for working out
  • Sleepwear
  • 1 coat
  • 1 jacket
  • Rain jacket or umbrella
  • 1 Purse
  • Accessories


You’ll want to bring anything you’ll need for work as well as any personal electronics you might want or need.

  • Laptop and charger
  • Tablet and charger
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Smartwatch and charger
  • Headphones and charger
  • Portable charger
  • Hotspot WIFI device
  • Any bags or cases for electrics

Important Documents

There are many documents you won’t want to forget while packing for a long business trip, especially if you are flying.

  • Personal identification/license
  • Passport
  • Boarding pass
  • Business cards
  • Wallet (credit cards, debit cards


You’ll want to bring everything you use and need for your daily routine. You may need travel-sized liquids if you’re flying.

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb or brush
  • Blow dryer, hair straightener, etc.
  • Hair gel, hair spray, leave-in conditioner, dry shampoo, etc.
  • Make-up
  • Nail clippers
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Skincare routine
  • Perfume/cologne


There are several other things to keep in mind and bring with you.

  • Water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face mask
  • Breath mints

Choose Minnestay For Your Long Work Trip


Packing For a Long Business TripIf you would prefer to save money, enjoy the comforts of home, and have endless options, book your long-term business travel with Minnestay. We offer the best selection of Twin Cities vacation rentals including our Sable Premium Condos. There are more than 35 luxury units from studios to two-bedrooms located just north of the center of Minneapolis. They feature amenities like full kitchens, free parking, ample square footage, uniquely and professionally designed living areas, and exclusive gathering spaces.

Book your business or long-term stay today, or give us a call at 612-216-5511 to speak with a reservationist.