UPDATED: Women’s RTW Packing List Video

By Emily Landsiedel

I made a packing list for all climates before I started traveling around the world, but after five months some things have been added and taken away. Here’s what made the cut after five months on the road:

Round the World Packing List for Women:

Warm weather clothes:

☐ 2 tank tops
☐ 3 short sleeve shirts (one for sleeping)
☐ 2 dresses
☐ 1 pair of shorts
☐ 1 pair of athletic shorts/ Sleep shorts
☐ 1 scarf
☐ 1 swimsuit
☐ Ballcap

Cold weather clothes:

☐ 1 long sleeve/base layer
☐ 1 cardigan
☐ 1 mid-length long sleeve
☐ 1 zip up hoodie (try to get one that is warm but can dry relatively quickly)
☐ 1 pair of leggings (doubles as long underwear)
☐ 1 or 2 pairs of jeggings (leggings that look like jeans- they are lighter and dry quicker)
☐ 1 winter hat
☐ 1 pair of thin mixed wool gloves
☐ 1 Patagonia down jacket (packs down to nothing)
☐ 1 raincoat


☐ 3 pairs of Darn Tough wool socks
☐ 2 underwire bras and 1 sports bra
☐ 11 pairs of underwear


☐ 1 pair Chacos
☐ 1 pair Reef flip-flops
☐ 1 pair Brooks running shoes- now I have Asics. The Brooks fell apart after 4 months
(The Brooks are a whole story in and of themselves. It took me MONTHS to pick a pair of shoes, but I love these!)


☐ Toothbrush and cover
☐ Toothpaste
☐ Floss
☐ Retainer and cleaning tablets
☐ Shampoo/conditioner/ soap bar
☐ Makeup remover wipes (double as wet wipes)
☐ Razor with shaving cream built in
☐ Multivitamins
☐ Deodorant
☐ Hairbrush
☐ 6 Hair ties
☐ Toilet paper
☐ Hand lotion
☐ Face lotion with SPF
☐ Makeup:

  • Chapstick
  • Eye shadow
  • Eye liner
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Hand mirror

☐ Tweezers
☐ Nail clippers
☐ Pack towel (I have Packtwl brand- XXL)
☐ Pack towel face cloth (get the smallest of the pack twls)
☐ Glasses
☐ Contacts (and backup boxes)
☐ Contact solution
☐ Feminine products


☐ Sunscreen
☐ Bug spray
☐ Eye mask and earplugs
☐ 1 Combo locks for backpack
☐ First Aid Kit:

  • Bandaids
  • Painkiller
  • Pepto Bismal
  • Tums
  • Sleep Aid for long buses or snoring roommates
  • Non drowsy motion sick pills (non drowsy is hard to come by outside the U.S.)
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes

☐ Proof of immunizations
☐ Paper copies of important documents
☐ Mini sewing kit


☐ Ipod
☐ Iphone (use this for my camera)
☐ Macbook Air 
☐ Chargers
☐ Electrical converter
☐ Headphone splitter
☐ Encrypted USB backup of important documents


☐ Camelback water bladder- this is a life saver since we walk 5-9 miles a day!
☐ Hydro Flask Vacuum insulated water bottle (great for hot climates)
☐ Inflatable neck pillow (great for long transport)
☐ Black Diamond Headlamp
☐ Small pocket Microstream flashlight
☐ Portable single cup coffee filter
☐ Collapsible mug with measurements inside
☐ Ziplock bags- 3-5 extra of gallon and liter are  a must!
☐ Dirty laundry sack
☐ Journal and pen
☐ Sharpie
☐ Paracord- great for hanging laundry as well as a million other things
☐ Point It travel book (I haven’t used this yet with Google Translator, but I’m holding out hope!)
☐ Small pad of paper
☐ Selfie-stick (I could have left this behind. If you are too embarrassed to use one at home, you will be on the road too)
☐ Passport
☐ Passport photos (for Visas)
☐ Driver’s License
☐ Money/Some Foreign Currency/Credit Cards

Hopefully I didn’t miss anything! This should cover you for weather conditions from 115 degrees Fahrenheit to freezing temperatures. (It has for me anyway!) Comment below if you have any questions.

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