How big should my suitcase be?
Small to medium-sized suitcases
Weekend trip: carry-on luggage suitcases
A small suitcase with a height under 56cm is suitable to carry onto a plane as carry-on luggage. These suitcases are perfect for short business trips or that city trip to Rome you've been thinking about. The suitcases have capacities of about 25 to 50 liters, which equals about 10kg of luggage.
1 to 2-week trips: small to medium-sized suitcases
Small to medium-sized suitcases have a height of around 69cm. These suitcases are perfect for a week on the Spanish coast for instance. Or wherever you want to go. These suitcases have a capacity of about 51 to 75 liters, which equals about 10 to 15kg of luggage.
Medium-sized to large suitcases
2 to 3-week vacations: medium-sized to large suitcases
Medium-sized to large suitcases have a height of around 75cm. These suitcases are perfect for vacations of 2 to 3 weeks. For example to the French Riviera. The suitcases have a capacity of about 75 to 95 liters, which equals about 15 to 20kg of luggage.
Traveling for more than 3 weeks : large suitcases
Large suitcases have a height that varies around 81cm. These suitcases are perfect for long trips. These suitcases can also be used to hold the luggage of 2 people. The suitcases have a capacity of over 95 liters, which equals more than 20kg of luggage.
Of course, the right size of suitcase also depends on how much you take with you on vacation. Someone might travel two weeks with a 70-liter capacity, while someone else might only need a 50-liter capacity for the same two weeks. The type of trip also matters. If you're going skiing In addition, there are also differences in what type of trip you are going to make. Are you going on a skiing or snowboarding? A larger suitcase is recommended because the clothing you need to bring is much thicker. Always keep this in mind when choosing a suitcase.