Ultimate Packing Guide

Hi friends. Did you ever want a template of what to pack for any trip? I do! I LOVE templates. They just make life so much easier. Here is the packing template I use whenever I am going on a trip. Whether it’s Road Tripping, Hiking, or international trip, this list is my go-to. I remove any items I don’t need and I’m left with a list of things from essentials to just in case depending on the weather.

I am joyful. I have abundance. I have peace. 


^I also fill in the above section. It helps me know how to plan for my outfits below and know what to expect weather-wise.


I love planning out outfits / making a capsule wardrobe for when I travel.
It helps me not to overpack.

  1. White Tee Shirt + Blue Jeans + Converse
  2. Top + Bottom + Shoes
  3. etc…


After deciding on what outfits you want to bring the next thing is to pick what you want to pack them in. As well as a smaller bag to bring with you.

  • Small Shoulder Bag or a Bum Pack – For exploring your destination.
  • Back Pack – This is a very sturdy bag. I did a weekend camping trip with it and I had plenty of room left after packing all that I needed.
  • Travel Backpack – It has a huge capacity! Since it’s big I have to be very mindful of what I pack so I don’t overfill it.
  • Compression Cubes – Life saver and space saver.
  • Weekender – I packed for a 10 day trip with this bag #tinybutmighty (I will however say that it is heavy to lug around if you have a lot of transit to do.)
  • Collapsible Bag – Always great to bring and you can use it as a day pack.

Things to pack in personal item


Things to pack into Carry On


  • Pj’s / Sleeping Tee
  • Tops
    • I write all the tops I’m bringing here
  • Bottoms
    • I write all the bottoms I’m bringing here
  • One pieces
    • I write all the dresses and rompers I’m bringing here
  • Out Wear
    • Sweater/Jacket/Hoodie – I’ll bring one of these depending on my outfits
  • Base Layer
  • Sweat Pants
  • Bathing Suit – I always bring this just in case or if I run out of underwear
  • No Show Socks / Fuzzy Socks / Calf socks – I’ll bring one pair of these depending on my outfits and trip duration





Craft Bag:

I always have this section on my list since I travel with yarn

Want more information?

I’ve also included some guides and other items to give you more ideas.

Daily Travel Bag Essentials
Minimalist Packing List – Winter
What to pack in a carry on for a multi-week, multi-climate, multi-activity trip
How I Plan My Solo Trips | Choosing Destinations, Creating Itineraries, Travel Hacks

Carry on Luggage 
Anti-theft shoulder Bag
Money Belt

Lotion Bar 
Cilantro Oil 
Rose Water Face Mist
Microfiber Face Cloth
Reusable Lint Roller

Hiking/Windbreaker Pants
Thermal Set
Bamboo Long Sleeve
Fleece Lined Pants

Other Items:
Passport Holder
Safe Sound Personal Alarm
Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet
Travel-in-Style Pocket Scarf
Travel Pocket Scarf with Inflatable Pillow

Disclaimer: These are the things I find work for me when I am going on a trip. Feel free to use this list as a template for your own travels, add or subtract as you please 🙂

If you don’t see one of your travel must-haves on this list, please tell me about it in the comments below.

Banner picture by Emanuela Picone

Last Updated: 01/10/2021

Read More: Traveling Tips | Road Trip Essentials

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Just a girl and her yarn, going with God.

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