Packing list

Packing list – Long Overseas Travel

With just few weeks left for my Norway and Iceland trip, I have started to think about the things I need to pack. As I go defining on what to pack and what not to, I am creating this post with a complete comprehensive packing list required for long overseas travels.

Packing list for long overseas travel

What’s in my suitcase?

Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Clothing

1Shirts/T-shirtsYesYes
2Pants/Jeans/ShortsYesYes
3SweatersNoYes
4Jackets/CoatsNoYes
5DressYesYes
6Underwear – I usually carry a pair extra than what is requiredYesYes
7Pajamas/RobesYesYes
8SocksYesYes
9SlippersYesYes
10Casual shoesYesNo
11Sneakers/BootsYesYes
12Dress shoeYesYes
13Hat/CapYesYes
14Scarves & GlovesNoYes
15SwimwearYesYes
16BeltsYesYes
17ThermalsNoYes
18Fleece tops & pantsNoYes
19TowelYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Electronics

1Charger – Cell phone, Camera, tablet, laptopYesYes
2Power boardYesYes
3Travel IronYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Medical/Health

1VitaminsYesYes
2Pudina HaraYesYes
3Insect RepellentYesYes
4VoliniYesYes
5DoloYesYes
6PanadolYesYes
7NeurophinYesYes
8Band aidYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Miscellaneous

1UmbrellaYesYes
2Food – Ready to eat or snacks – DO NOT TAKE RAW FOODYesYes
3Travel lockYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Toiletries

1Toothbrush, Tongue cleaner, Tooth pasteYesYes
2Dental flossYesYes
3Ear budsYesYes
4SunscreenYesYes
5MoisturiserYesYes
6Tweezer & ScissorsYesYes
7CombYesYes
8Shampoo & ConditionerYesYes
9TissuesYesYes
10SoapYesYes
11PerfumeYesYes
12TamponsYesYes
13RazorYesYes
14MirrorYesYes
15DeodorantYesYes
16Safety pinYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Laundry

1DetergentYesYes
2Laundry bagYesYes

What’s in my backpack?

Backpacks are very essential for all the travelers. Knowing the right things to pack in a backpack is very important. I have learned what and how to pack my backpack over the years of my travel. In this post, I have tried to list down all the things that I carry in my backpack.

Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Clothing

1T-shirt (1)YesYes
2Undergarment (1 pair)YesYes
3Pant (1)YesYes
4ScarfYesYes
5Ear rings/chains – Do not carry expensive stuffYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Money

1Credit CardYesYes
2Debit CardYesYes
3Photocopy of Credit Card and Debit CardYesYes
4Airline Cards – Qantas & VelocityYesYes
5Cash – ForexYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Electronics

1Cell phoneYesYes
2Camera and accessoriesYesYes
3TripodYesYes
4Laptop and accessoriesYesYes
5Tablet and accessoriesYesYes
6Travel adapterYesYes
7Selfie StickYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Medical/Health

1PrescriptionYesYes
2Prescribed medicinesYesYes
3PanadolYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Miscellaneous

1SunglassesYesYes
2WatchYesYes
3House KeysYesYes
4JournalYesYes
5NovelYesYes
6Ear plugYesYes
7Neck pillowYesYes
8YHA CardYesYes
9Water bottleYesYes
10Chocolates/SnacksYesYes
11PenYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Toiletries

1Lip balmYesYes
Item #Item DescriptionSummerWinter

Documentation

1Drivers LicenceYesYes
2PassportYesYes
3VisaYesYes
4Flight TicketsYesYes
5AccommodationYesYes
6Travel InsuranceYesYes
7Travel JournalYesYes
8Any photography settingsYesYes
9ToursYesYes
10MapYesYes
11Emergency NumbersYesYes

Also attached is the downloadable file: packing-list-long-overseas-travel

My first aid kit!

Having a first aid kit with some basic medicines is a must for every travel. The first aid kit is the collection of the basic medicines and equipment to administer anyone at the first stage before getting the medical help. This post aims at the things that I carry in my first aid kit.

I maintain a small pouch with:

  • Waterproof band aids
  • Bandages with either a sticky tape or butterfly clips
  • Block out for treating the sun burn
  • Aeroguard insect repellent
  • Panadols (pain killers)
  • Anti-nausea tablets
  • Tablets for loose motions
  • Tablets for constipation
  • Antiseptic cream/wipes (Dettol wipes)
  • Wet wipes
  • Disprin (headache tablets)
  • Scissors & tweezers
  • Medicines for cough and sore throat
  • Eye drops

Note: Ensure you check the expiry date before using any of the medicines. And ensure you don’t carry the scissors and tweezers with the first aid kit if you wish to take the kit as a carry on baggage.

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