Packing list for our round the world trip

Written by Lisa. Published on Sunday, 21st September 2014
Detailed information about everything that we packed into our bags for round the world travel.

During our planning and sorting I spent a lot of time looking at other travel bloggers' packing lists to see how much they had with them, what they could fit into their bags and to make sure I hadn't forgotten anything vital.

For this reason I decided if would only be fair to post what we have decided to pack in case it may help some future traveller out there who is hunting for packing list advice!

Lisa's Tops

  • 5 plain tank tops
  • 1 patterned tank top
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeved t-shirt
  • 1 light jumper

Lisa's Bottom Layers

  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1 pair of trousers (which convert to shorts)
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 dress

Lisa's Outerwear

  • Thick hoodie
  • Mac in a pac (lightweight waterproof jacket)

Alistair's Tops

  • 5 t-shirts
  • 3 long sleeved shirts
  • 1 long sleeved light top

Alistair's Shorts and Trousers

  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of trousers (1 of which converts to shorts)

Alistair's Outerwear

  • Thick hoodie
  • Mac in a pac (lightweight waterproof jacket)

Our Swimwear

  • 2 bikinis
  • Lisa's board shorts
  • Alistair's board shorts

Our Accessories

  • Hat for each of us
  • Scarf for Lisa to double as a sarong
  • Bandana for each of us

Our Shoes

  • Pair of flip flops each
  • Lisa's trainers
  • Lisa's Toms (light flat shoes)
  • Alistair's walking shoes
  • Alistair's canvas shoes

Lisa's Toiletries

  • hairclips
  • microfibre towel
  • cotton buds
  • bug spray
  • tweezers
  • nail clippers
  • razor
  • shaving gel
  • dry shampoo
  • shower gel
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • sun cream
  • travel clothes wash
  • feminine products

(toothbrush and toothpaste are missing from the photo)

Alistair's Toiletries

  • microfibre towel
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • shower gel
  • bug spray
  • razor
  • shaving gel
  • sun cream
  • after sun
  • alcohol gel

(toothbrush is missing from the photo)


  • hand held torch
  • 2 x head torches
  • 2 x cameras (only one is pictured above)
  • video camera
  • 2 x phones
  • 2 x kindles
  • laptop
  • ipad
  • extension cable

Miscellaneous/Everything Else

  • document wallet
  • data storage
  • 3 x sunglasses
  • mosquito net
  • pocket mirror
  • tissues
  • wet wipes
  • card games
  • watch
  • bivi bags
  • tripod for camera 
  • pens
  • notebooks
  • contact lenses
  • headphones
  • sewing kit
  • duct tape
  • 2 x combination locks
  • multitool
  • guidebooks
  • compression sac
  • batteries
  • travel shampoo and shower gel
  • 2 x sleeping bag liners
  • ziplock bags
  • 2 x dry sacs 
  • travel hand towel 
  • plug adapters
  • pegless washing line 
  • card reader for bank

First aid kit

We've written a more detailed post about  our first aid kit and exactly what we've packed in it so you can check it out to get a bit more information.

Packing cubes make life a lot easier

We packed our clothes, first aid kit and some miscellaneous items into e-bag packing cubes to make things neater in our bags and easier to access. We bought 3 of the medium size and 3 of the assorted long sizes. We love them already and haven't even left yet so would highly recommend them to everyone!! We also bought compression sacs for our underwear and laundry which are great too but we definitely prefer using the packing cubes for our clothes and loose items as they are easier to organise.

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