Basic Packing List

I remember going on a trip, and then realising I hadn’t packed my pyjamas! So to prevent that from happening to you, I thought I would share a basic packing list so you don’t leave anything behind. Trust me, it’s not fun.

Packing List

It is super important to have all you need in your bag, especially on a long trip. When you pack, figure out if you need to pack casual clothing or more formal stuff. This will help you save space, and a lot of frustration! If you want to save time during your trip, take a picture of every outfit and clothes combination so you don’t have to worry about finding outfits durning your trip. This will save so much time and a lot of packing space. Also, pack a lot of neutral colored clothes so that you mix and match outfits while saving room in your bag.


  • Cotton t-shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Sweatshirt
  • Jacket
  • Formal clothing (depending on what you’ll be doing on your trip)


Take only the comfy ones! It is terrible having to walk for hours while wearing shoes that are sooo uncomfortable. Another tip I have for you would be to take only one or two pairs of shoes that you can match with anything. This will save a lot of room in your bag.

Toiletry Bag

In this bag you’ll basically carry all your hygiene stuff. Make sure you pack small bottles if you don’t want your stuff to be dumped when you go through security. 

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Pads, tampons, etc. (don’t want to travel without that!)
  • Towel (this is pretty much optional, since most hotels have towels)

This is my basic packing list for your bag! I hope you found this helpful. I’ll be posting an essentials bag packing list soon, so stayed tuned!


Hello! I'm Anna, an avid consumer of books and tea and a passionate lover of Jesus. I'm passionate about words and storytelling, I love teaching, and I enjoy embroidery and baking. You can find me in the mountains by the trees.