Your big adventure is coming? You go out into the wide world, only with a backpack full of belongings. That means you have to pack light and carefully think it through. In order to help you with this difficult task, we have put together a backpacking checklist.
You certainly don’t need all the items of the backpacking checklist during your trip, so just check those items you need.

Backpacking Essentials

□ Trekking Backpack
□ Light microfibre travel towel
□ Power Bank + Charging Cable
□ Travel health insurance
□ Credit Card
□ Hand sanitizer
□ Ear Plugs
□ Belt bag
□ Travel wallet

Toiletry
□ Blistering Plaster
□ Travel Toothbrush & Toothpaste / Dental Floss
□ Shampoo & Conditioner / Shower Gel
□ Deodorant & Perfume
□ Hair Styling Products / Wax / Spray
□ Hair Brush
□ Travel Hair Dryer & Straightener
□ Moisturizer / Lotion
□ Hand Sanitizer for Travel / Wet Wipes
□ Shaving Supplies
□ Travel Manicure Set
□ Q-tips
□ Feminine Hygiene
□ Make-Up Bag / Cleansing Wipes
□ Condoms / etc.

Optional
□ Light Travel Towels
□ Sandals for Showering
□ Travel Sewing Kit / Stain Remover for Travel
□ Mosquito Repellent Spray

Clothing
□ Underwear
□ Socks
□ Undershirts / bras
□ Fleece pullover
□ Warm socks
□ Jeans / Trousers
□ Shorts / Skirts
□ T-shirts
□ Casual shirts / Tops
□ Sweaters
□ Jacket / Coat
□ Rain jacket / rain poncho
□ Shoes / Sneakers
□ Pyjamas
□ Swimming shorts / bikini
□ Sportswear
□ Accessories: Belts, watch, (sun) glasses + case, jewellery, caps / hats, etc.

Wallet
□ ID / Passport (plus a copy of each)
□ Travel Wallet
□ Credit Card & Cash
□ Tickets / Travel Confirmation
□ Address of Contact Person
□ Insurance Cards
□ Driver’s Licence
□ Favorite Book
□ Emergency Contacts
□ Travel Journal
□ Travel Guide / City Map

Electronics
□ Smartphone
□ Chargers / Power Bank
□ International Power Adapter
□ Headphones
□ Bluethooth Speaker
□ E-reader / Kindle
□ Camera / Go Pro / Memory Cards
□ Travel Apps: Maps, Translation, Currency Conversion

Backpacking abroad
□ International Power Adapter
□ Passport + Passport Holder
□ Visa Documents (if required)
□ Foreign Currency
□ Travel Health Insurance
□ Travel Dictionary
□ Mosquito net
□ Thin microfibre sleeping bag
□ Socket outlet adapter for Thailand
□ Travel Guide Thailand / Bangkok
□ Vaccination certificate with all necessary vaccinations
□ Malaria prophylaxis
□ Fever pills
□ strong diarrhoea tablets
□ Currency: Thai baht

Backpacking Packing List for Australia
□ Socket outlet adapter for Australia
□ Travel Guide Australia
□ Vaccination certificate with all necessary vaccinations
□ Australian Dollar

You can’t wait to start the journey and get to know faraway countries and foreign cultures. Now you need just a few extras and maybe some country-specific stuff and off you go.

Backpacking with Camping

Remember, you have to carry the stuff too, so less is more and pay attention to light products when buying a product for your trip.
□ Tent
□ Sleeping bag
□ Foam Camping Mat or air mattress + air pump
□ Flashlight / Headlamp

Extras
□ Travel Backpack / Trekking Backpack
□ Small Journey Umbrella
□ Travel Games / Playing Cards
□ Writing paper, pens
□ Vacuum bags for light packing to save space

You are flying abroad to go backpacking? Checkout our Carry-On Checklist.

You’re ready to go. We hope our backpacking packing list equips you with the most important items you need. Please share this checklist with other backpackers.