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Going on an Adventure Packing Checklist

We all have packing checklists when we're traveling but this list is specific if you're going on an adventure trip abroad. You can use this list if whether you're backpacking, cycling, flying, or busing your way through the world.


  • Passport
  • Photocopy of first page of your passport
  • Entry visa or required paperwork (If Applicable)
  • Trip Itinerary
  • Flight Confirmation
  • Hotel Confirmation
  • Health Card with proper immunizations (If Applicable)
  • List of key phone numbers



  • Short-sleeve shirt(s)
  • Quick-drying pants/shorts
  • Long-Sleeve shirt(s) (for insects, sun protection, itching)
  • Sun-shielding Cap or Hat
  • Hiking footwear (Sandals, soft-heel shoes, etc.)
  • Hiking/walking socks (2+ Pairs)
  • Liner Socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Bandana or Head Scarf
  • Fleece or Wool Hat 
  • Rainwear (Jackets/Pants)
  • Insulating clothes (Jackets/Pants/Thermals)
  • Liner Socks
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Clothing for everyday travel or evening use





  • Prescription medication
  • First Aid Kit (bandages, gauze, adhesives, pain killers, etc.)
  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Pain and fever relief
  • Diarrhea/laxative medicine
  • Cold medicine and lozenges
  • Motion sickness pills/tablets
  • Allergy medicine
  • Multivitamins
  • Sunburn relief (Aloe Vera, lotion, etc.)
  • Insect repellent/sting reliever
  • Eye Drops/Solution
  • Hand sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Medicine and vaccinations (Specific to the country/region you visit)


  • Oral Care (toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, etc.)
  • Deodorant (stick or spray)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (Use travel bottles to condense space and weight)
  • Body Wash/Soap (Use travel bottles to condense space and weight)
  • Make Up/Cosmetics
  • Face Care (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, wet wipes, face wash)
  • Lip Balm (keeps your lips moisturized for different climates)
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Sunglasses and prescription glasses with case
  • Shaving gear (Razors, shaving cream, aftershave)
  • Hair styling tools and products
  • Nail clippers, tweezers, scissors
  • Laundry Kit (Laundry Bag, detergent/softener, coins)
  • Sewing kit/clothing care, stain remover
  • Cologne/Perfume