Packing for RTW Travel

packing for RTW travelPacking is a big task. I have over packed in the past, carried clothes and things I did not even consider wearing or using.

Going on RTW travel, we knew we had to pack light. We started looking at blogs of other travelers and identifying what we will need.

Here is the initial list I had drafted –

  • Good backpacks

Clothes & Shoes

  • 5x under garments
  • 2x comfortable pyjamas / track pants (comfortable for sleeping ans intransit)
  • 5x t-shirts / tops for daily wear
  • 3x pants / shorts
  • 3x fancy shirt / top for a nice evening
  • Swimmers
  • Thermals
  • Big jackets for winter
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Beanie
  • 4x socks – cotton and woolen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Thongs
  • Fancy evening shoes 

Toiletries & Accessories (travel pack sizes)

  • Toothbrush and tooth paste
  • Shaving cream, razor & blade
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Face wash
  • Face moisturiser
  • Body moisturiser
  • Minimum make up
  • Medical kit – diarrhea tablets, malaria tablets, cold & flu tablets, panadol, band-aids (about 8 tablets each in case we can’t buy from local chemist)
  • Nail cutter
  • Scissors
  • Towels
  • Sunnies
  • Hats
  • Watch


  • Torch and rechargable batteries
  • Camera and rechargable batteries
  • World plug with USB ports
  • Laptop / Tablet and charger
  • 2x smart phones and charger
  • Hard drive


  • Money belt
  • Fabric odor freshner
  • Locks and chains
  • Hanging clothes peg
  • Small bags to separate items within bag


  • Travel insurance
  • Original & photocopy of –
    • passport
    • driving license
    • marriage cerrificate
    • Emergency money

The above list helped us guide our planning, shopping and packing for RTW travel. We will do another post to show what is in our bag before we start our travel.

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