A Traveller's Ultimate Packing Checklist

Packing for your travels is an exciting time! This means that your new adventure is just around the corner, and you're starting to contemplate exactly which items to take and which considerations to make in order to be as prepared for the trip as possible. 

A really good place to start is by creating a Travel Checklist. This doesn't just need to be a list of things to put in your backpack/suitcase, but also some useful apps that you might want to download on your phone to assist your travels & help control your finances. I spent some time putting together an essentials checklist, and a few items that might add some comfort to your adventures.

You might find a few things you can add to your list..


Packing bag



  • Passport, visa, spare passport photos & photocopy of your passport
  • Identification, drivers licence
  • Boarding pass
  • Tickets/booking for your transfer from the airport
  • Health & travel insurance (photocopy of all documents)
  • List of all medications

(I found that keeping all my documents in one place saved me lots of hassle. A document holder is a great investment)


  • Exchange some cash to the local currency
  • Sign up for a travel card (Monzo & Revolut are very useful)
  • Credit/debit card
  • Currency converting apps (XE Currency)
  • Emergency money

(If you plan on carrying cash on you, my advise would be to avoid storing it all in one place. I always put a larger amount of cash locked away in the bottom on my backpack, and then a smaller amount of cash in my pocket)

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Night wear
  • Jeans, trousers, shorts
  • Swim wear
  • Dresses/skirts
  • Jackets, jumpers & raincoats
  • Hats & scarves
  • Belts
  • Shoes, trainers
  • Sandals, flip flops 
  • Sliders
  • Walking boots
  • Towels, beach towels
  • Wash bag
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste & floss
  • Deodorant
  • Aftershave, perfume
  • Shampoo and conditioner 
  • Body wash
  • Shaving supplies (Razor, razor blades, foam, moisturizer) 
  • Skin care
  • Hairbrush, comb
  • Feminine hygiene 
  • Tweezers (Don't store in your hand luggage)
  • Sun-cream/after sun
  • Toe nail clippers, nail care
  • Makeup/makeup remover
  • First-aid bag
  • Medication
  • Weekly pill organiser 
  • Mosquito net
  • Insect repellent 
  • Vaccinations
  • Vitamins
  • Condoms/birth control
  • Hand cream/moisturiser
  • Glasses/contact lenses




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