Pack light, but well. You will want to feel good about how you look while you are on your trip. But you also will want to avoid loading yourself down with suitcases that are a strain to lift. For a 5-day trip, plan to take three great outfits, then plan to rotate, as well as mix and match, them. Here are some rules-of-thumb:
Traveling can tire out your feet, with all the walking over rough surfaces and up and down hills and steps. Take along multiple pairs of comfortable walking shoes to keep your feet happy for the duration of your trip. Happy feet make for a happy trip! Plan to alternate shoes to vary the pressure points on your feet.
Spend the money for very comfortable shoes, with memory foam to ensure an equal distribution of weight, and an anatomically-shaped foot bed to eliminate pressure and friction. Look for light-weight shoes since you will need to pack several pairs. Sketchers are a good choice. But there are others. Do a Google search for your specific size and the particular features you want.
Order more options than you plan to keep so you can make the very best choices in terms of fit and comfort. Then return the others. Be sure to break in any new shoes long before you leave.
For any pre-owned shoes you plan to take, consider adding insoles or even custom orthotics to adjust their support elements. Proper arch and heel support go a long way toward preventing sore feet, especially if you are walking on uneven surfaces. Visit the Dr. Scholl’s website (DrScholls.com), or your favorite drugstore, before your trip to pick up insoles and other foot comfort products to keep your feet in good condition, including foot powder to cool and sooth your feet, and decrease skin irritation from rubbing.