Choose a pair that are comfy for day wear (team with a t-shirt and walking shoes) but can also be worn to dinner with smarter shoes and a shirt. Smart dark jeans would work well, or try a lighter Chino style in warmer weather. Some hotels and restaurants require men to wear long pants (not shorts) in the evenings.
Suggested buy: AG 'Protégé' Straight Leg Twill Pants by Nordstrom
Choose casual for daytime including one pair with detachable legs that convert into shorts - these are a good option for variable temperatures. Pack a smarter pair for evenings too.
Suggested buy: Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant by Amazon
Add in another pair of shorts - and make them tailored as an option for evening wear where permitted.
Suggested buy: RVCA Flat Front Twill Shorts by Nordstrom
Adds the finishing touch to an outfit. This Rogue money belt looks like a regular leather belt but has the added bonus of a secure zipped pocket to carry your cash - useful for emergencies, or when sightseeing in busy tourist spots that can be prone to pickpockets.
Buy from us! Rogue Leather Money Belt by WhatToWearOnHoliday
Pack simple tops in your favorite colors that will match your pants and shorts. Collared t-shirts or shirts can be worn for casual evenings, then wear by day for sightseeing.
Suggested buy: Fruit of the Loom Cotton Polo Shirt by Amazon
Choose smart shirts that can be dressed down with jeans or up with pants. Short sleeved are fine if you prefer, but don't forget there may be chilly air-con in some restaurants.
Suggested buy: Russell Long Sleeve Fitted Shirt by Amazon
Even in hot climates a sea breeze can make it feel cool in the evening, whilst inside air-con can also make it chilly. A fleece is light, cosy and packs well - or opt for a smart sweater if that's more your style.
Suggested buy: The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip Fleece by Amazon
Some hotel restaurants may have a 'smart' dress code and a sport jacket may be required (with or without a tie). Team it with your smart-casual pants and deck shoes.
Suggested buy: Trim Fit Graph Print Blazer by Nordstrom
If you plan to go exploring you'll need some active shoes. Closed-toe are best on dusty roads, and if you're heading off the beaten track (cliff top or rocky paths, for example) do make sure you have something sturdy and supportive that are suited to the terrain.
Suggested buy: Thor Shoes by Hotter
Take a lightweight comfy pair for evenings and casual exploring by day. Deck shoes have a 'vacation' feel and look good with both shorts and pants.
Suggested buy: Port Shoes by Hotter
Add a pair of light flip flops or sandals for beach days.
Suggested buy: Birkenstock Arizona Sandals by Amazon
Essential for lazy days of sun-bathing - you won't need much more than this on days spent on the beach or by the pool.
Suggested buy: Sandbar Swim Trunks by MaddaFella
Essential for sun protection in hot weather - this 'Breezy' hat has mesh sides to help keep you cool. Remember you may need to pack it in your case.
Buy from us! Canvas Breezy Sun Hat by WhatToWearOnHoliday
A 'must pack' for sunny climes - check they have the right protection.
Suggested buy: Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer by Amazon
Good sunscreen is essential in hotter climes, and don't get caught out on cloudy days either - you can still get burnt. Remember that water will reflect the sun's rays too. Choose a product with a high SPF (protects from UVB rays) and also look for the star or PA rating which indicates protection from UVA.
Suggested buy: SPF 30 PA+++ Water Resistant Sunscreen by Murad
You'll need a lightweight bag for all your sightseeing essentials. Our packaway day sack folds up into itself and fits easily in your suitcase when not in use. It's surprisingly roomy, showerproof and light to carry - even in hot weather.
Buy from us! Fold Away Day Sack by WhatToWearOnHoliday
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