Every wannabe longterm traveler has to face this topic. What do I pack for my X months trip?

It’s usually a question of the first trips, because then you get used to it. Also, if you stay more than a month, then it doesn’t matter really if you travel for 2 months or 2 years, your luggage will always be the same.

My luggage forever

My luggage forever

In my case, I understood from my first trips I want to travel light. I have tried once carrying a backpack that was only 10 liters bigger than the one I usually use and I hated every second of it. That’s why it’s fiercely from 2008 I carry a 40 liters backpack wherever I go, no matter the trip lenght.

It is obviously easy to carry (being usually within 10 kg), it fits as hand luggage, so you don’t have to wait (and pay) to check-in, it’s handy to find things, so I will probably never change my mind 🙂

But what do I pack?

Short answer is:



Actually, I divide my stuff in 3 categories: electronics, clothes, miscellaneous.

Let’s check first the electronics:

Electronics to pack

      • Ipad mini and keyboard mini to blog around
      • Action camera with waterproof case
      • Nikon camera to take animals pictures
      • Kindle
      • External powerbank
      • Universal adaptor
      • Little bag with cables and batteries
Then we have the clothes:


Clothes packing

          • Big bag with 10-15 underwear changes and 2 swimsuits
          • 2 light trousers, 2 leggings, 2 tights
          • 3 shorts, 2 skirts
          • 4 light dresses
          • 12-15 tops or tshirts
          • 2 polar fleeces and 2 warm shirts
      • And then everything else:


Miscellaneous packing

      • Sleeping bag
      • Insect repellent
      • Flip flops
      • Raincoat
      • Inflatable pillow
      • Anti-malaria medicins
      • American dollars
      • A bit of shampoo and soap, toothpaste
      • 2 light and small towels
      • Deodorant and cream
      • Little wash bag with some earrings, hair band and concealer
It’s been 1 month and I see I haven’t forgotten anything 🙂

And you? What do you usually pack?