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Ultimate Packing List

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.


  • Tank tops

  • T-shirts

  • Long sleeved blouses

  • Sweaters

  • Shirts

  • Party top/shirt

  • Dresses for everyday wear and evenings

  • Dresses for the beach

  • Shorts

  • Skirts

  • Pants

  • Sweatpants

  • Hoodies

  • Jackets (for warm or cold)

  • Rain jacket

  • Gloves

  • Scarff

  • Socks

  • Sport tops

  • Sport shorts/pants

  • Training bra

  • Bras

  • Underwear

  • Bikini

  • Swimsuit

  • Swimshorts

  • Sarong

  • Sandals (both nice and for walking)

  • Flip flops

  • Sneakers

  • Boots for walking

  • Gym shoes


  • Sunglasses

  • Belt

  • Earrings

  • Watch

  • Rings

  • Bracelets

  • Necklaces

  • Hats (cap and sun hat)

  • Purse

  • Small bag

  • Backpack

  • Beach bag


  • Towels for beach and shower (I recommend Microfiber towels)

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Makeup (mascara, eye shadow, brow pen, foundation, lipstick, etc.)

  • Pincet

  • Nail clipper/file

  • Nail polish and remover

  • Cotton pads

  • A small mirror

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Body gel

  • Body lotion

  • Sunscreen

  • Hair oil

  • Hair bands

  • Brush

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Glasses, contact lenses and fluids

  • Toilet paper/tissues (just in case)

  • Razor (and gel)

  • Mosquito spray

  • Lip balm

  • Tampons/menstrual cup


  • Birth control pills

  • Painkillers

  • Medicine for diarrhea, against diarrhea, penicillin if you have

  • Other medicine if needed

  • Bandaids


  • Passport

  • Tickets

  • Wallet (including credit cards)

  • Cash in the right currency (USD or Euro will also do)

  • Visas

  • Driving licence (remember to check if you need an international one)

  • Diving certificate and logbook

  • Student card

  • Insurance papers

  • Vaccination papers

  • Booking confirmation of hotel, pick up, flights, etc.

  • Copies of ALL of it (send one to your family and bring one with you)

  • Phone

  • iPad/tablet

  • Laptop

  • Camera + lenses

  • Drone

  • Chargers for all electronics

  • Earphones

  • Outlet power adapter

  • Padlock and cable (to secure your backpack)

  • Passport sized photos (often needed for visas)

Not as necessary

Packing light

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!


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