The Ultimate Packing List to check before you travel

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Last updated: January 9, 2018

A packing list is something very individual, and there could never be something that is right or wrong to have on your own packing list, at least if it doesn’t break any laws.

In this article you will find about anything that could possibly be of interest when you go travelling. NOTE, this is not meant to be a specific packing list, where you must include all of the following items.

This is simply a packing list sorted into categories, where you can check for yourself, if there is something that you might have forgotten while packing. It’s easy to forget things while packing, just because we are so excited about our travel plans, so we tend to be just a little bit out of focus.

If you check this packing list i’m certain that you won’t forget anything that will be important on the trip. Of course there could be some personal things that is important to you specifically, but in general speaking you will be just fine.

And please remember this while packing: Less is more.

Clothes

  • T-Shirts / linen
  • Shirt
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Shorts
  • Pants / Jeans
  • Blouse
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Running shoes
  • Sportswear
  • Sandals / flip flops
  • Cap / hat
  • Swimwear
  • Thick Sweater
  • Blazer
  • Suit
  • Jacket
  • Windbreaker
  • Rain Wear
  • Small backpack for walks and excursions
  • Waistbag / Fanny Pak

Safety

  • Bra stash
  • Hidden pocket
  • Hidden wallet
  • Pepperspray (make sure it’s legal where you’re going)
  • TSA-approved padlock

Personal items and hygiene

  • Comb or Hairbrush
  • Straightener
  • Hairdryer
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Razor for shaving + razor blades
  • Hair Wax
  • Hair Spray
  • Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Facial Wash
  • Skin cream
  • Makeup
  • Makeup Removers
  • Body lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Aftersun
  • Small towel
  • Baby wipes
  • Nail scissors
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Napkins
  • Tampons
  • Lip balm

Medicine & Health

  • Bandages
  • Normal waterproof band-aids
  • Band-aids for blisters
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (ex. Dimor or Immodium)
  • Cold medicine
  • Pain relievers
  • Antiseptic baby wipes
  • Allergy pills
  • Nasal spray
  • Oral rehydration solution (ex. Resorb)
  • Personal medication
  • Sleeping pills
  • Herbal Supplements
  • Vitamins
  • Motion sickness remedies
  • Water purification system
  • Anti-itching cream

Electronics

  • Camera + Charger
  • Memory Card
  • An unlocked cellphone
  • Cellphone charger
  • Earphones
  • If you have Spotify, now is good time to download your playlists
  • Travel adapter
  • Computer / Tablet
  • Hdmi Cable
  • Usb Stick
  • Mp3 player

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Tickets
  • Visa
  • EU insurance card (if you’re from Europe)
  • Hotel reservation voucher
  • Insurance papers
  • ID / Drivers License
  • Debit Card / Credit Card
  • Vaccination documents
  • Important phone numbers (bank, embassy, insurance company etc)
  • Phone number to close relatives

On the plane

  • Earplugs
  • Books & Magazines
  • Liquid bags
  • Sleeping mask
  • Travel blanket
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks
  • Chewing gum

Other packing list items

  • Guide books
  • Maps
  • Alarm clock / clock
  • Compass
  • Sewing kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach towel / microfibre towel
  • Beach bag
  • Books
  • Reading glasses
  • Eye contacts
  • Swiss army knife (NOTE, not in hand luggage)
  • A small sum of money in the country’s currency
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bed sheet
  • Linens
  • Wine opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Paper and pen
  • Deck of cards
  • Yatzi
  • Condoms
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Duct tape
  • Safety pins
  • Clothesline
  • Clothespins
  • Hand Washing Detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Small padlocks
  • Hair scrunchy

If you have any suggestions for items to add on this packing list. Please leave a comment below and let me know!

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