Updated: Aug 3
It is very easy to overpack when backpacking. This is not ideal if you will be carrying your luggage for an extended period of time.
You should think about the following when packing for a trip:
The length of time you plan to travel for
The type of luggage you will be taking, i.e., a backpack, rucksack, or suitcase
The size of the luggage you will be taking.
What essentials are required?
The weight of your luggage? I suggest no more than 15-20kg.
TIP! There's no need to overpack. Always leave room at the top of your bag for any purchases you make while travelling.
I packed one week's worth of clothes and underwear for an 18-day trip. You can find washing machines in the cities where you will be staying, or you can do what I did and book hostels with washing machines so you're able to do your laundry when necessary.
Packing cubes are a useful item to purchase as they keep your luggage organised and allow you to pack more in to your rucksack. Here's a few options:
04 Piece - £18.91
06 Piece - £9.99
07 Piece - £23.99
08 Piece - £23.99
11 Piece - £16.99
Ultimate Packing List
Don't Leave Without
Printed Interrail Train (or Flight) Tickets
Passport + ID - Carry these in a Passport and Cards Wallet to keep them safe
Photocopies of important documents
Portable Charger + Charging Leads
Universal Adapter to suit individual countries, the one linked supports 150+
Backpack Rain Cover
Emergency Contact Numbers of family or friends
8 x Underwear
6 x Socks
2 x Bras (if necessary)
1 x Light Pjs
4 x Tops
2-3 x Dresses
1 x Jeans
1 x Skirts / Shorts
1 x Hoody
1 x Trainers
1 x Sandals
1 x Fluffy socks
1 x jumpsuit
1 x Thermal leggings
1 x Thermal vest
Makeup + Wipes
Clear Bottles to decant liquids into
Clear Bags to hold liquids
Amazon sells 2-in-1 clear bottles and bags
The best place to find travel and packing essentials is Amazon.
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