Backpacking Checklist

Backpacking Checklist

Thailand, Australia or Canada – no matter where you go, below you will find the right backpacking checklist.


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. Fyi: we have linked some products directly to Just click on the link and you will see the bestselling products for this search term.

Simply tick the checkboxes on the packing list:


Backpacking Essentials

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



  • Blistering Plaster

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



Checklist 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.




  • 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




Backpacking abroad


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 Packing List for Thailand

  • 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


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.



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


Carry-on Packing List

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. If you think we forgot something on our backpacking checklist, please feel free to leave a comment below and we will add it when possible. Thank you very much.

By the way, if you need a short break, the checkmarks on the backpacking checklist are saved in the cookies, so that when you come back everything is still there.