POV: You’ve had a long and stressful week/month/year, and you’re in desperate need of a getaway. Just a little change of scenery—perhaps somewhere with a tropical beach or a bustling city or some stunning mountaintops—would do the trick. And if you can’t take off for a week-long vacay, a short and sweet weekend trip is the next best thing.
Just so you know, you’re gonna need a good weekender travel bag to go with that. Because let’s face it, no one wants to carry a bulky, rolling suitcase that takes up way too much room on a short trip. So instead opt for one of these weekender bags that are both stylish and pretty roomy, so you don’t have to edit down your packing list too much. There’s a style for you no matter what type of trip you’re going on, whether you’re doing something outdoorsy or treating yourself to a chic hotel stay. Here, 39 of the best weekender travel bags for escaping (albeit briefly) all your responsibilities.
This neutral-toned bag has multiple compartments to store all kinds of items, including a laptop, makeup, and shoes. It also comes with a practical flat bottom so it won’t tip over while you’re traveling.
Your weekend wanders will be complete with this luxe travel bag that has not one, not two, but THREE zippered interiors. So basically if you decide to stay one more night, it’ll fit an extra ensemble.
Or maybe you’re into that vintage look. This olive green duffle bag is oh-so-chic. Plus, it comes with all the must-have features for a travel bag, including a trolley sleeve for easy stacking on top of your suitcase and an interior “wet pocket” for worry-free storing of all your spillable items (e.g., shampoos and shower things).
Shout-out to all my minimalists out there, this sleek and elegant one is for you.
This duffle is sleek, sophisticated, fits a 15-inch laptop, and even slides over a suitcase if needed. The side handles make it more functional and easier to handle if it's heavy.
Nothing too fancy here—and sometimes that’s exactly what we need. This oversized tote is sleek, simple, and super functional (helloooo, luggage tag and roomy interior!).
Get this: a vegan leather bag that’s actually water-resistant. Why, I never!
Sporty and classic, a Herschel Supply Co. bag is a must-have.
Whether you use it as your yoga bag or weekend getaway duffle, this baby pink beauty is sure to get the job done.
This faux leather bag looks so much more expensive than it really is.
More of a last-minute trip kind of person? You can trust that this guy will hold just about anything you throw into it. Sure, it might not have organizational compartments or pockets, but it’s great if you’re not a meticulous packer.
This bag has a lot going for it: It is water-resistant, stands upright by itself, and made from sustainable organic cotton. And if you thought it couldn’t get better, it’s also really freaking soft.
No doubt the athleisure trend is here to stay. And this black workout bag is definitely roomy enough to fit a full weekend’s worth of ’fits.
A designer bag that’s still, somehow, chill? Sold.
Hard-shell luggage is cool and everything, but if you know you need something a little more flexible, go for this soft-sided duffle bag.
Stoney Clover Lane has so many cute patches that you can add on. Just think of all the possibilities!
Whether you’re using it as your tennis bag or a weekend getaway carryall, this duffle bag is sure to get you allllll the compliments.
Sleek yet roomy, this little weekender bag comes with loads of different pockets and storage compartments, including a sneaky place to hold your shoes.
Cool and compact, this Onia duffle bag will get the job done.
Under $100 and still wicked expensive-looking? That’s Everlane for ya.
Just how chic is this quilted Marc Jacobs bag? It'll help make any trip feel like a luxe travel experience.
This plushy tote is designed for comfort and organization, giving you a ton of space and pockets for all your needs. The sporty straps are durable, but if you need a little crossbody action, the detachable strap is a must.
This canvas and leather tote looks super stylish, but it also has a spacious interior and sturdy upper handles that lock into place with a buckled strap.
With its compact size and secure closure, this tote is great for thin, light items that don’t take up a ton of interior space, like cotton shirts, bathing suits, and breezy palazzo pants. If you know you pack light (kudos to you!), this is a minimal bag you’ll want.
Unpacking is annoying, and that’s just straight facts. Good thing this hanging duffle bag exists! Thanks to the hanging interior (which acts as a closet organizer), you basically won’t ever have to unpack again (except for when you get home, of course. Ugh.).
Yes, technically, this is a gym bag, but it’ll still hold all of your vacation needs thanks to the spacious, pocketed interior.
This perfectly simple weekender is versatile in the best ways: It has a built-in shoe compartment and a padded laptop pocket that’ll keep the most important things safe. Plus, it slides over a luggage handle if you just NEED to bring a suitcase with you.
This adorable tote has basket-weave stitching with a beachy aesthetic that’ll go great with your tan. It even comes with a smaller zip pouch for extra storage. The trendy and soft neoprene fabric is also perfect for non-beach outings, FYI.
This convenient weekender, with its adjustable shoulder strap and spacious interior, is also customizable! You can include your initials or some ridiculously adorable hand-painted emojis. The contrasting leather straps make it super chic too.
A sophisticated bag that’ll last you years to come.
Looks like a tote bag, acts like a weekender—this super roomy, fold-over bag is perfect for short trips.
Grandma, but make it fashun, right? With a woven textile exterior, this weekender is a great option if you want something unique yet chic.
Who knew West Elm made great travel bags? This two-tone duffle bag (complete with a trolley sleeve and removable shoulder strap) is proof that they know what they’re doing.
IMO, your weekend bag should reflect the excitement of your vacation. What better way than with a lively print?! This Vera Bradley travel bag will hold all of your necessities with its EIGHT slip pockets while also looking way cute.
This top-rated overnight bag is perfect for traveling because it’s made of soft neoprene. And that’s important why? Well, it won’t be uncomfortable against your body, and all your belongings will be cushioned. It also comes soooo many colorful designs you won’t be able to resist.
A versatile duffle that doubles as a backpack (!!!), this style is ideal if you’re doing some heavy-duty outdoorsy traveling. Its water-resistant material and double stitching can handle unpredictable weather—i.e., you don’t need to stress if you’re caught in a downpour.
Gold details add a polished look to this vegan leather shoulder bag while the nylon interior is super easy to clean.
This bag is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about it being damaged from bad weather. It also has breathing panels for odor control, a laptop pocket, a charging dock, and can even be worn as a backpack. It really does it all?!
So. Many. Pockets. This travel staple will make it easy to find everything you packed the day before (yes, even the tiny, loose items you were too lazy to place into individual baggies). And if you decide to take an actual suitcase, this will secure perfectly on top for extra comfort.