Luggage Sizes

Are you having trouble deciding what size suitcase to tote on your next vacay? Take a load off! Macy’s Luggage Guide is here to help. We’re crushing on luggage sets that include multiple suitcase sizes to meet most of your travel needs. Whether you’re going away for a weekend or two weeks, we have the ideal luggage sizes from Tumi, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, London Fog and more.

How to Choose the Right Luggage Size?

1. Underseat Luggage. Are you taking an overnight trip? Underseat luggage is a great way to stow your laptop, cosmetics and a change of clothes. From duffel bags to weekenders, they’ll fit right underneath the seat in front of you for easy access.

Dimensions: Most styles measure 15” to 17” in height including the wheels.

2. International Carry-On Suitcases. Are you planning an escape overseas for a long weekend? Don’t leave home without an international carry-on. These suitcases are a bit smaller than domestic carry-ons and meet regulations for most international carriers. You’ll be able to pack a couple of outfits, a pair of shoes and your beauty products. We highly recommend checking out expandable carry-on luggage.

Dimensions: Most international carry-ons are 17” to 21” high including the wheels.

3. Domestic Carry-On Suitcases. If you’re traveling within the US, you’re allowed a carry-on that’s a tad larger. However, you’ll still have to be selective with your wardrobe choices. These small suitcases can accommodate just under a week’s worth of items. If you’re struggling to squeeze in everything, travel with a larger personal item like a backpack or tote.

Dimensions: Domestic carry-ons are typically 22” to 24” in height including the wheels.

4. Medium Check-In Suitcases. Traveling for about a week? You’ll need a medium check-in suitcase to hold all your must-haves plus a few extras. To avoid mix-ups at baggage claim, you’ll want to get a medium suitcase with a bold color or print. If you’re not ready to make that type of commitment, you can also get a bright luggage tag or whimsical luggage cover.

Dimensions: Medium check-in suitcases are about 24” to 26” high not including the wheels.

5. Large Check-In Suitcases. Are you going away for about two weeks? Lucky you! We suggest you pack your things in a large check-in suitcase. You’ll need plenty of options for day and night activities, plus workout gear. To avoid overweight fees, totally get a luggage scale to weigh your large suitcase before your trip. Remember, most airlines have a 50-pound limit for checked luggage.

Dimensions: A large check-in suitcase will generally be 27” to 33” tall not including the wheels.

Average Suitcase Sizes


Helpful Hint: The height was taken from the bottom of the wheels to the top of the suitcase. For the approximate measurements on a particular suitcase, please refer to the product description page.

Travel Tip: Remember to check with your airline for their luggage size regulations before you take off.