What to Pack

What to Pack

Packing List

You won’t need everything on this list, nor does this list include everything you’ll need – but it can help you think about items you want to take.

Paperwork and Documentation

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Drivers license
  • Insurance cards / information
  • Travel itinerary
  • Reservation and confirmation numbers for air travel
  • Airline tickets
  • Address book
  • Copies of prescriptions and generic names

Money

  • Cash
  • Travelers checks
  • Credit cards
  • ATM cards
  • Long distance calling card

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Facial cleanser
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Comb / brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Q-Tips
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Dental floss
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel / washcloth
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellant

Clothing

Try to coordinate around a central color so you can mix and match items. Consider taking items you can use to layer outfits instead of taking heavy limited-use items.

  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Pantyhose
  • Pants / Jeans
  • Skirts
  • Belts
  • Shirts / Blouses
  • Sweaters / Sweatshirts
  • Scarves
  • Handkerchief

Electrical

  • Travel alarm clock
  • Power converters and adaptors
  • Flashlight
  • Hair dryer
  • Curling iron
  • Travel iron
  • Camera
  • Film
  • Digital camera / memory card
  • Charging cords for all electronic devices

Night gear

  • Pajamas
  • Robe
  • Slippers
  • Sleeping mask
  • Ear plugs

Shoes

  • Walking shoes
  • Arch supports
  • Sport shoes

Swimming

  • Swimsuit
  • Swim wrap
  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Swim shoes

Raingear

  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Umbrella

Miscellaneous

  • Medications
  • First aid kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Glasses (bring an extra pair as well if possible)
  • Eyeglass prescription
  • Contact lenses with case and cleaning kit (bring extra lenses if possible)
  • Transit entertainment (reading material, etc.)
  • Wristwatch
  • Batteries