Choosing the right size luggage for a weekend trip is easy, but when you’re leaving for a 10-day trip, things get tougher. You need to be mobile and have enough of your things to feel comfortable. How do you find the middle ground?
On past trips, I often chose the wrong luggage. Mostly I took a larger suitcase and filled it with different clothes, half of that I didn’t use. My luggage was handicapped by the weight and was uncomfortable.
Sometimes, I took only one small bag and I didn’t bring enough things to feel comfortable.
Your Best Size Luggage for 10 Day Trip
Based on our own experience, the best choice for a 10-day trip are two bags: one carry on backpack and one check-in suitcase.
Probably, you will travel with your laptop or other expensive devices. For a safety reason, better to keep them in your carry-on luggage. To feel comfortable and mobile use an under-seat carry-on backpack.
Secure your checked-in luggage. We recommend using luggage locks and luggage tags. Pay attention to your locks if you’ll travel to the USA. The Transportation Security Administration provides special requirements for luggage locks. If you don’t know how to find the right one, check the best locks approved by TSA in our article.
When you fly, you’ll need to check the weight and physical dimensions permitted by your airline. Most U.S. airlines limiting to only one checked bag and one carryon unless you are willing to pay extra. For a cost-saving reason, your luggage should be 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height), weight limit: 50 pounds, or 23 kilograms.
Use your packing space effectively with packing cubes.
To make your choice easier we did research and find the best suitcase for you.
Best Luggage for 10 Day Trip
- Lightweight durable ABS material
- Multi-directional double spinner wheels
- Sturdy ergonomic chrome telescoping handle
- Interior mesh zip pocket and straps to secure clothing
- 28" Spinner luggage maximizes your packing power and is the ideal checked bag for longer trips
- Packing dimensions: 28.5" X 20.5" X 13.5", overall dimensions: 30.5" X 21.5" X 13.5", weight: 10.35 lbs.
- 10 year limited warranty: Samsonite products are rigorously tested to ensure our products meet stringent standards. This bag comes with a 10-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
- Micro-diamond polycarbonate texture is extremely scratch-resistant, keeping cases beautiful trip after trip
- Side mounted TSA locks act to deter theft, ensuring that only you or a TSA agent have easy access to your belongings when traveling
- Lightweight and durable polycarbonate shell that is extremely resilient to cracking or breaking; manufactured with an eye catching deep metallic finish
- Four spinner wheels assuring a stable base with multi-directional rolling with zero weight on your hand for easy travel
- Integrated 3-dial TSA approved combination lock for security; suitcase expands up to 2 inches for additional packing space
- Keeps items secure and wrinkle free with two large fully-lined compartments and web straps; multiple pockets allow easy access and organization
- Recessed "one-button" locking handle system for great maneuverability; 29 inch checked size is perfect for family vacations and longer business trips
- Durable, lightweight 29" checked-bag with expansion option lets you pack more with a 100% polycarbonate hard shell engineered to combine impact-absorbing flexibility and extreme lightweight design
- Features low-profile top handle, interior divider and hold-down straps for packing flexibility. Integrated lock allows TSA authorities to safely unlock and lock suitcase for inspection when needed (default lock code is 0-0-0 to open)
- Backed by Travelpro built for a lifetime limited warranty with our trusted companion promise. Case Dimensions: 29x18.75x12.5; Overall Dimensions: 31x19.75x12.5; Weight: 9.6 lbs
- Lightweight PowerScope Lite handle locks at 38" and 42.5" for users of different heights, while the patented contour grip has rubberized touch points for comfort. 4-wheel spinners rotate 360 degree, providing effortless maneuverability in any direction
- 63.25 linear inches. Please check with your airline for specific check-in baggage requirements
- 28" SPINNER LUGGAGE maximizes your packing power and is the ideal checked bag for longer trips
- PACKING DIMENSIONS: 28" x 19.5" x 12.5", OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 30” x 19.5”x 12.5”, Weight: 11.5 pounds
- 10 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: American Tourister products are rigorously tested to ensure our products meet stringent standards; This bag comes with a 10 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship
- BOOK OPENING CASE with mesh divider and cross straps in main compartment with a zipped modesty pocket
- FOUR, MULTI DIRECTIONAL OVERSIZED SPINNER WHEELS for effortless mobility, re engineered lightweight
- Patented 3-in-1 cup holder, USB port, and phone holder located in back of each luggage for travel convenience
- Multi-directional spinner wheels to provide 360º effortless mobility and ease on traveler's wrist
- Expandable: expands for extra packing capacity
- Top and side handles for easy carrying and transport. 4 side studs to conveniently lay luggage on its side
- Fully-lined interior with accessory pockets and compression straps to keep inner packings and clothing in place
- RUGGED AND DURABLE ABS Shell
- Multi STAGE ergonomic trolley handle
- Book Opening CASE with mesh divider and cross straps in main compartment with a zipped modesty Pocket
- SINGLE Spinner Wheels for a smooth ride and straight roll every time
- Expansion for additional Packing capacity
- A half-pound lighter than the maxlite 4 version, this lightweight, ultra-durable, 29" Expandable spinner suitcase maximizes your packing power and is the ideal checked bag for medium and longer trips
- 4-Wheel spinners rotate 360 degree for a smooth roll in any direction. Lightweight yet sturdy PowerScope Lite handle with stops at 38" And 42.5" Features a patented contour grip with comfortable, rubberized touchpoints for effortless maneuvering. Unique bottom tray design increases durability and stabilizes wheels for trouble-free alignment and steering
- Expands up to 2" To maximize packing capacity with tapered shape to prevent tipping. Features low-profile top, side and bottom carry handles, two exterior compartments, full-length interior lid pocket, side accessory pocket and adjustable hold-down straps for packing convenience and flexibility.
- 65 Linear inches. Please check with your airline for specific check-in baggage requirements.
- Limited lifetime coverage plus trusted companion promise, which covers the cost of repair for damage from airline or other common carrier for 1 year. Case Dimensions: 29x20. 5x 8.5, case Dimensions: 31x21x13, weight: 8.5 lbs
- Outer dimensions (including wheels): 16.1 x 10.6 x 25.9 Inches; Interior dimensions: 15.1 x 9 x 22 Inches
- Interior capacity: 50 Liters
- Weight: 6.83 lbs.
- 25-inch softside spinner check-in luggage for 3 to 5-day trips
- Softside design can collapse a bit to fit more easily into tight spaces (compared to hardside)
- Premium hardside spinner luggage for weekend getaways or international carry-on; built-In TSA lock
- Protective hard shell made of supremely durable, yet flexible, polycarbonate material (instead of ABS like the original); choice of stylish color
- Fully lined interior with divider; compression pad helps free up space; 150D-polyester interior organizer with 3 zippered pockets for securing smaller items
- Expandable for up to 15% additional packing capacity; solid, strong zippers; sturdy telescoping handle; securely mounted short handle