This list contains everything you need when going travelling. Also a little too much. Remember you don’t have to take everything on this list! It’s just here to help you. Whether you’re going on a shorter vacation or a longer backpacking trip.
Remember that there’s weight restrictions on luggage and that it can change according to the different airlines.
Long sleeved blouses
Dresses for everyday wear and evenings
Dresses for the beach
Jackets (for warm or cold)
Sandals (both nice and for walking)
Boots for walking
Hats (cap and sun hat)
Towels for beach and shower (I recommend Microfiber towels)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Makeup (mascara, eye shadow, brow pen, foundation, lipstick, etc.)
Nail polish and remover
A small mirror
Glasses, contact lenses and fluids
Toilet paper/tissues (just in case)
Razor (and gel)
Birth control pills
Medicine for diarrhea, against diarrhea, penicillin if you have
Other medicine if needed
Wallet (including credit cards)
Cash in the right currency (USD or Euro will also do)
Driving licence (remember to check if you need an international one)
Diving certificate and logbook
Booking confirmation of hotel, pick up, flights, etc.
Copies of ALL of it (send one to your family and bring one with you)
Camera + lenses
Chargers for all electronics
Padlock and cable (to secure your backpack)
Passport sized photos (often needed for visas)
Not as necessary
A small knife
Travel sewing gear
Diary and pens
Travel soap for clothes washing
Travel Pillow (I recommend a foldable one)
Now, remember guys. On this list I've simply added everything I could think of - you don't need to (and shouldn't) pack it all. Please modify your packing after your destination (of course).
As I mentioned in the beginning, there's different weight restrictions for every airline company, so please check their websites for both carry-on and checked in luggage.
I recommend wearing your heaviest and biggest items on the plane. If it's a jacket, you can always take it off, and it'll save your ass if it's hiking shoes!
Another tip when packing, is to stuff your shoes and purses as much as possible, as well as rolling your clothes - it'll really help save space!