My Ultimate Round the World Packing List

My Ultimate Round the World Packing List

It’s so liberating to have all that you need in just one backpack or suitcase, and knowing that you can travel the whole world with everything in there. My previous article on hand luggage only packing for Iceland was a big success, so now I would like to share what I use for worldwide destinations when travelling long haul and checking in a bag.  I hope that you find this round the world packing list helpful for your big trip!

My Ultimate Round the world Packing List

Documents and Books

  • Passport and Visas.
  • Student/Teacher’s ID Card for discounts.
  • Rail Pass for travel when leaving and returning to UK.
  • Priority Pass (to get me in first class airport lounges!)
  • Disability ID and medical bracelet (to show I’m epileptic and asthmatic)
  • Photocopy of Passport in main luggage while passport is in money belt or hand luggage.
  • Print out of onward travel plans.
  • Train and plane tickets printed out ready.
  • Travel Journal.

These documents go in my hand luggage (other than the passport photocopy) along with daily medication, toothbrush, one change of underwear and my phone/laptop/camera.

Travelers notebook

I do carry my Kindle for reading – it really cuts down on the amount of books that you need to carry, especially during long trips (this is also listed in electronic gadgets).

Product
All-new Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black - Includes Special Offers
Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with more than 2x the Storage – Includes Special Offers
All-new Kindle Oasis - Now with adjustable warm light
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All-new Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black - Includes Special Offers
Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with more than 2x the Storage – Includes Special Offers
All-new Kindle Oasis - Now with adjustable warm light
Prime
$59.99
$124.99
$299.99
Product
All-new Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black - Includes Special Offers
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All-new Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black - Includes Special Offers
Prime
$59.99
Product
Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with more than 2x the Storage – Includes Special Offers
Image
Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with more than 2x the Storage – Includes Special Offers
Prime
$124.99
Product
All-new Kindle Oasis - Now with adjustable warm light
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All-new Kindle Oasis - Now with adjustable warm light
Prime
$299.99

I will sometimes take the Lonely Planet Guide to wherever I am visiting. But I mostly find that you pick travel tips up from other fellow travellers on route, so the Lonely Planet is not really a necessity, so if you want to save baggage allowance, be brave and skip it!

Round the World Packing List – Money

I usually carry my money in a money belt underneath my clothes, or in a sewn in pocket on the inside of my jeans or trousers. Split money between your hand luggage and your main bag (don’t put all your eggs in one basket) and make sure that you have small denominations of currencies of as many countries as possible (for taxis, buses, emergencies when you arrive).

  • Money Belt or secure pocket/wallet.
  • Cash money in the relevant currencies of the countries you are travelling to.
  • Pounds Sterling – for exchanging and using when you get back to UK tired and hungry.
  • Cash Card for a UK bank account that can be used abroad.
  • Credit card (mainly for flights).
  • Post office Travel Money Card – you can pre load these and have them for different currencies e.g. Euros/Dollars.
Money Belt - RFID Blocking Passport Holder Travel Wallet Fanny Pack Running Belt for Women & Men
VENTURE 4TH Travel Money Belt - RFID Blocking (Gray)
Travel Money Belt with RFID Block - Theft Protection and Global Recovery Tags (Beige REG)
Money Belt - RFID Blocking Passport Holder Travel Wallet Fanny Pack Running Belt for Women & Men
VENTURE 4TH Travel Money Belt - RFID Blocking (Gray)
Travel Money Belt with RFID Block - Theft Protection and Global Recovery Tags (Beige REG)
$6.90
$16.95
$15.97
Money Belt - RFID Blocking Passport Holder Travel Wallet Fanny Pack Running Belt for Women & Men
Money Belt - RFID Blocking Passport Holder Travel Wallet Fanny Pack Running Belt for Women & Men
$6.90
VENTURE 4TH Travel Money Belt - RFID Blocking (Gray)
VENTURE 4TH Travel Money Belt - RFID Blocking (Gray)
$16.95
Travel Money Belt with RFID Block - Theft Protection and Global Recovery Tags (Beige REG)
Travel Money Belt with RFID Block - Theft Protection and Global Recovery Tags (Beige REG)
$15.97

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste.
  • Brace elastics and interdental brushes (I am travelling with braces on!!!)
  • Dove Roll on deodorant (not aerosol)
  • Suncream (factor 15 and 30)
  • Travel size shampoo and body wash.
  • Leave-in conditioner.
  • Tinted moisturiser.
  • Minimal make up – lipstick, mascara, eyebrow pencil.
  • Small pack of tissues
  • Sanitary towels and Tampax (not limited to girls – boys used sanitary products for diaorreah in Morocco!)
  • Small travel sized washing powder for hand washing clothes.

Remember that toiletries will need to be less than 100ml and all fit into the airport clear square plastic bags (approx 20cm X 20cm) if you are travelling hand luggage only.

Ogx Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Size - 3 Oz. Each
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, 2 Fl Oz
Crest, Cavity Protection Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, 0.85 Oz Travel Size (10 Pack)
Ogx Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Size - 3 Oz. Each
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, 2 Fl Oz
Crest, Cavity Protection Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, 0.85 Oz Travel Size (10 Pack)
$8.53
$5.00
$7.35
Ogx Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Size - 3 Oz. Each
Ogx Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Size - 3 Oz. Each
$8.53
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, 2 Fl Oz
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel, 2 Fl Oz
$5.00
Crest, Cavity Protection Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, 0.85 Oz Travel Size (10 Pack)
Crest, Cavity Protection Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, 0.85 Oz Travel Size (10 Pack)
$7.35

Medication

Many of you know that I’m travelling with several medical conditions, so my medical kit is quite extensive!  I will highlight below which meds are for my medical conditions, and which are there for general travel first aid.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

I’m asthmatic and epileptic. I also suffer from tendonitis, mild anxiety and chronic endometriosis. I DON’T let it stop me from travelling (see my article on travelling with endometriosis), I simply prepare well and arrange for people to meet me where possible.

  • Asthma inhalers – blue and brown (for travelling with asthma)
  • Pregabalin (anti epileptics) – enough for daily use.
  • Diazepam – emergency anxiety pills mainly for flight!
  • Ibuprofen, Cocodomol and Movicol (for endometriosis)
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Me at the Grand Palace in Bangkok!

General Travel Medication and Supplies

  • DVT socks for long haul flights.
  • Ibuprofen – for general pain and anti-inflamatory
  • Paracetomol – for headaches.
  • Senna – for constipation.
  • Dioralyte – for dehydration.
  • Rennie – to settle the stomach.
  • Plasters and basic triangular bandage – for first aid.
  • Trimethoprim (prescribed by doctor) for ear infections/UTI’s.

Oh, and, girls, don’t forget your contraceptive pills and condoms!

Clothes and Shoes

Shoes

Underwear

FEIDEER 5 Pairs Women's Hiking Walking Outdoor Recreation Socks Wicking Cushion Crew Socks
Bridgedale Women's WoolFusion Trekker Socks, Blue/Sky, Medium
Bridgedale Women's Hike Midweight Boot Height- Merino Endurance Socks, Blue Sky, Large
FEIDEER 5 Pairs Women's Hiking Walking Outdoor Recreation Socks Wicking Cushion Crew Socks
Bridgedale Women's WoolFusion Trekker Socks, Blue/Sky, Medium
Bridgedale Women's Hike Midweight Boot Height- Merino Endurance Socks, Blue Sky, Large
$19.99
$17.57
$9.95
FEIDEER 5 Pairs Women's Hiking Walking Outdoor Recreation Socks Wicking Cushion Crew Socks
FEIDEER 5 Pairs Women's Hiking Walking Outdoor Recreation Socks Wicking Cushion Crew Socks
$19.99
Bridgedale Women's WoolFusion Trekker Socks, Blue/Sky, Medium
Bridgedale Women's WoolFusion Trekker Socks, Blue/Sky, Medium
$17.57
Bridgedale Women's Hike Midweight Boot Height- Merino Endurance Socks, Blue Sky, Large
Bridgedale Women's Hike Midweight Boot Height- Merino Endurance Socks, Blue Sky, Large
$9.95

Clothing

  • 3 T-shirts or vest tops.
  • 1 pair of shorts.
  • 1 pair of leggings.
  • 1 pair of long light cotton trousers.
  • 1 long sleeved cotton top.
  • 1 comfortable dress.
  • 1 Skirt.
  • Jeans (worn on the plane).
  • Jumper or fleece (worn on the plane) – I’ve had my Peter Storm Fleece for about 20 years!
  • Waterproof jacket (worn on the plane)
GEMYSE Women's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket Winter Windproof Rain Jacket (Acid Blue,XL)
Wantdo Women's Mountain Ski Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Short Parka Dark Gray L
Wantdo Women's Waterproof Ski Coat with Detachable Faux Fur Collar Wine Red S
GEMYSE Women's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket Winter Windproof Rain Jacket (Acid Blue,XL)
Wantdo Women's Mountain Ski Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Short Parka Dark Gray L
Wantdo Women's Waterproof Ski Coat with Detachable Faux Fur Collar Wine Red S
$62.98
$69.98
$76.45
GEMYSE Women's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket Winter Windproof Rain Jacket (Acid Blue,XL)
GEMYSE Women's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket Winter Windproof Rain Jacket (Acid Blue,XL)
$62.98
Wantdo Women's Mountain Ski Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Short Parka Dark Gray L
Wantdo Women's Mountain Ski Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Short Parka Dark Gray L
$69.98
Wantdo Women's Waterproof Ski Coat with Detachable Faux Fur Collar Wine Red S
Wantdo Women's Waterproof Ski Coat with Detachable Faux Fur Collar Wine Red S
$76.45

Essential Blogging Equipment

Electronics Organizer, Jelly Comb Electronic Accessories Cable Organizer Bag Waterproof Travel Cable Storage Bag for Charging Cable, Cellphone, Mini Tablet (Up to 7.9'') and More (Orange and Gray)
BUBM Double Layer Electronic Accessories Organizer, Travel Gadget Bag for Cables, USB Flash Drive, Plug and More, Perfect Size Fits for iPad Mini (Medium, Black)
Electronics Organizer, Jelly Comb Electronic Accessories Cable Organizer Bag Waterproof Travel Cable Storage Bag for Charging Cable, Cellphone, Mini Tablet (Up to 7.9'') and More (Orange and Gray)
BUBM Double Layer Electronic Accessories Organizer, Travel Gadget Bag for Cables, USB Flash Drive, Plug and More, Perfect Size Fits for iPad Mini (Medium, Black)
$13.99
$13.99
Electronics Organizer, Jelly Comb Electronic Accessories Cable Organizer Bag Waterproof Travel Cable Storage Bag for Charging Cable, Cellphone, Mini Tablet (Up to 7.9'') and More (Orange and Gray)
Electronics Organizer, Jelly Comb Electronic Accessories Cable Organizer Bag Waterproof Travel Cable Storage Bag for Charging Cable, Cellphone, Mini Tablet (Up to 7.9'') and More (Orange and Gray)
$13.99
BUBM Double Layer Electronic Accessories Organizer, Travel Gadget Bag for Cables, USB Flash Drive, Plug and More, Perfect Size Fits for iPad Mini (Medium, Black)
BUBM Double Layer Electronic Accessories Organizer, Travel Gadget Bag for Cables, USB Flash Drive, Plug and More, Perfect Size Fits for iPad Mini (Medium, Black)
$13.99

Round the world packing list – Extras

  • Padlocks for locking way your valuables in hostels (take one with a number combination and one with a key)
  • Carrier bags or soft bags to separate clean and dirty laundry.

Anything I’ve missed from my round the world packing list? Please leave me a comment below and I will consider adding it!

One more thing, here’s the problem with Smart Luggage!

You might also like to read my other blogs about Wire Organisers for packing cables on your Travel and Extreme Light Packing for Iceland.

Templeseeker

Hi, I'm Amy Trumpeter and I have over 25 years of travel experience. I love seeking out temples, Churches and other religious and historical buildings. I write mainly about Asia, Europe and North Africa. My BA (Religions and Theology) and MA (South Asian Studies) were gained from the University of Manchester. Come and join me on my templeseeking journey around the world!

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  1. Travel Italy

    Such a complete list. You have to have written it based on a long traveling experience and made life easier for many people.

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