The Ultimate Packing List For Women Who Love Travelers

The Ultimate Packing List For Women Who Love Traveling

If only packing was an easy task to naturally pull off, traveling would have been more fun. It’s not about stuffing all your clothes and other items into a suitcase and hitting the road. You need to make sure you pack smartly with all essentials for your trip and avoid unnecessary items. Naturally, it can be a real headache, if you don’t have a proper list to follow. We at Unstumbled, are here with the ultimate packing list for all you beauties out there! So, let’s make packing a cakewalk, by keeping these tips and tricks up your sleeve.

Choosing The Right Bag

Before we jump into the list of things we need to pack, let’s choose a bag for your travel. They say it’s not just the destination that you need to seek pleasure in, but also the journey you take. But, how are you supposed to enjoy your journey if you drain out most of your energy juggling bags? It really is a struggle to carry a lot of luggage while traveling. We often happen to choose the wrong bag and end up packing an extra one or two!

First things first, you need to think of the right size of bag you will need for your travel. This can be solely based on the duration of your travel.

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Short Trip

A weekend trip to get a breather from the everyday chaos, would not need a huge bag. Consider opting for something like a cool tote bag, a clunky duffle bag, or a small backpack. If there’s a trek involved you can carry a rucksack to carry all your essentials for the trek.

Long Vacation

If it’s that much-awaited long vacation, then you can carry a sling bag or a handbag for easy access to your Kindle, lipstick, or your spectacles. Along with that, you can carry trolley bags for putting your clothes and other essentials. However, if you want to avoid the two-bag situation, you go for a backpack with a trolley to make travel more convenient.

Now that you know which bag you want to carry, let’s move ahead and look at the things you need to pack into this bag of yours.

Documents

Imagine packing your bags, leaving your house, and reaching the airport or train station just to find out you forgot your travel tickets home. What a nightmare! There is no travel if you don’t carry the required documents. So, before you go on to the further items on the list, let’s go through the checklist of documents you’ll need.

  • Flight or train tickets.
  • Passport.
  • Visa.
  • Valid ID proof (Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, or any other government-issued ID card).
  • Medical or travel insurance proofs.
  • COVID-19 travel documents.
  • Cash, debit, or credit cards.
  • Forex Card or foreign currency.
  • Proof of hotel reservation.

Apparel (Clothes & Shoes)

Let’s start with one of the most important parts of your travel - apparel (clothes, shoes, and accessories). Every day of your travel has to start with a fresh set of clothes and accessories. However, if it’s a long vacation it’s not feasible to carry your entire wardrobe. So, here are some ways to carry only the necessary items and pack efficiently.

Packing List For Women Who Love Traveling

Moderate Climate

  • 2-3 tops for a short trip and 4-5 Tops for a long trip, including the one you’ll wear on the flight or train.
  • 1-2 bottoms to go with the tops you carry. Don’t bother carrying the pants or skirts that mismatch with the tops you’ve packed.
  • Other than the clothes you’ll wear outside your hotel room, you will also need some comfy clothes to sleep in. For a good night's sleep carry 2-3 nightsuits or pajamas.
  • 4-5 underwears and sports bras or daily wear bras, that make you feel comfortable and confident.
  • You can also carry a denim or leather jacket to give a different look to your outfit.
  • A swimwear to hit the beach or swimming pool and unwind.
  • 2 pairs of shoes are the limit, of which one you’ll be wearing during the journey. So, pick comfortable footwear (maybe a sneaker) to avoid those annoying shoe bites and keep your feet happy.

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Hot Climates

To add to the above list, here are some items you would need at destinations with hot temperatures.

  • A warm leisure trip is incomplete without a cute sun dress. If you’re carrying a dress, you can cut down on a pair of top and bottom.
  • Among the tops you carry, you can throw in some tank tops and deal with the high temperatures coolly.
  • For the bottoms, instead of carrying full-length jeans or trousers, take some shorts or 3/4th capris or cargo pants.
  • You can carry a pair of heels and a pair of flip-flops in case you want to hit the beach!

Cold Climates

In case you’re traveling to a colder region, here are some additional items you’ll need.

  • Pack 1-2 sweaters/hoodies, a pair of gloves, a pair of socks, and thermal wear if it’s too cold.
  • Since you’ll be all bundled up with sweaters/hoodies, you can cut down on the tops and repeat the ones you choose to carry.
  • It’s always better to carry extra underwear and bras when traveling to cold destinations.
  • In case it is monsoon at your travel destination, make sure you carry an umbrella and rainy shoes.
  • Since it will be cold at the destination, it is better to carry 2 pairs of shoes. And, if you’re traveling to places with snow, then make sure that your shoe has a sturdy grip so you don’t slip.

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Accessories

To top your outfits and to give your look the pop, you need to carry some accessories. 

  • Some light jewelry, like 2-3 pairs of earrings, bracelets, or watches and pendants.
  • 1-2 belts to go with your bottoms.
  • A hat or cap to protect you from that scorching heat.
  • Pair of sunglasses.
  • A muffler, beanie, or shawl to cover your head from the cold winds.
  • Scarves or sarongs, in case you’re traveling to a conservative destination.
  • A small handbag or wallet to carry around when you’re traveling locally within the destination.
  • Some hair accessories like clutches, headbands, or scrunchies would complete your look.

Now that we have covered your clothes, shoes, and accessories, let’s move on to the next part.

Packing List For Women Who Love Traveling

Toiletries

Most hotels and accommodations tend to provide toiletries in their rooms, but why risk it? It’s always better to have a backup, in case they don’t provide the same. Here is a list of all the items you’ll need as a part of your toiletries.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Soap or body wash.
  • Oil, shampoo, and conditioner (carry in refillable travel bottles or get sachets).
  • Facewash - essential at all times.
  • Sunscreens, moisturizers, or lotions.
  • Perfume or deodorant (consider carrying a roll-on if you want to avoid carrying the bottle).
  • Tissues or wet wipes.
  • Hairbrush.

Make-up And Grooming

For a glam look on your travel, you might need to add some make-up products to your list. We don’t want to burden our bags, so we will only look up the basic products you will need.

  • Foundation and concealer.
  • Lip balm.
  • 1-2 shades of lipstick, which can also be your blush just in case.
  • Eyeliner, mascara, or kohl.
  • Razor and its refill for on-the-go grooming.
  • Any other hair care products (if you use them).

Personal Hygiene

Let’s not forget the personal hygiene items without which it becomes hard to function. Here’s your checklist of personal hygiene items.

  • You definitely don’t want to forget the sanitary pads, tampons, or menstrual cups while traveling.
  • Sanitary disposable bags or old newspapers.
  • Intimate wash or wipes.
  • Sanitizers or handwash.
  • Powders to deal with rashes.
  • Nail clippers, tweezers, and cotton balls or earbuds.

Electronic Devices

We can’t survive without electronic devices even within our homes, and there’s no way to travel around the world without them. To make life easier, we have prepared a list of electronic devices that you’ll need to carry on your trip.

  • Mobile phone and charger.
  • Earphones and their charger (if applicable).
  • Laptop or tablet, to watch a movie or series.
  • Kindle, to enjoy a read during the long commutes.
  • Portable speaker and charger.
  • Power bank, as a savior.
  • Camera and charger, to capture your whole trip.

Packing List For Women Who Love Traveling

Others

Apart from the above-listed items, there are some other essentials that you should consider taking along for a smart and comfortable trip.

  • Lock your bags for safe travel.
  • A quick-drying towel.
  • Neck pillow and eye mask, if you need them.
  • Travel line, to dry your clothes in case there’s no laundry service at your place of stay.
  • A plastic bag or zip-lock bag to put your unwashed clothes in.
  • Torch or headlamp, if there’s a night-trek involved.
  • A small first aid kit and essential medicines.
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Disposable trash bag
  • A good book to be your travel companion, in case you’re not a Kindle person.
  • Spectacle or extra contact lenses.

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Some Tips And Tricks To Pack Well For A Trip

Here are a few knacks to crack the art of packing so you’re super organized for your trip. 

  • Get some zip-lock bags or pouches to divide the items as per the sections mentioned above. Shoes, accessories, toiletries, make-up products, and personal hygiene items can be put into separate small bags. This will make it easier for you to access them at once, rather than dumping them directly into the suitcase and then struggling to find them at the time of need.
  • Make sure you pack the items you’ll need handy in your backpack, sling bag, or handbag. This could include your documents, electronic devices, make-up, and tissues or wet wipes.
  • Once you start packing your suitcase, pack all your clothes in one section and shoes, accessories and other essentials in another. This will help you know where to look for the items when you need them.

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Summing Up

A smart globetrotter like you deserves the best travel experience. And, this packing list for women will help you get only the right things you need for your adventures. The secret is to carry only the essentials and leave behind things that don’t serve a purpose. We hope that with this list, you will get the best out of your next trip. Safe travels!

FAQs 

What Should I Pack For My Vacation The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist?

In your carry-on bag, you can pack things you need handy like tickets, passports, and other documents, cash, electronic devices like mobile phones and chargers, lip balm, earphones, and tissues or wet wipes. In your suitcase, you can pack your clothes, shoes, accessories, toiletries, first aid kit, and personal hygiene items.

How Do I Make A Travel List?

You can start by thinking of how you will start your day and what items you will need to go through the entire day. Start with the basics, toothbrush and toothpaste, face wash, soap, shampoo and conditioner, towel, lotions, clothes, make-up, accessories, perfume or deodorant, shoes, and so on so forth. 

What Did I Forget To Pack?

Some of the everyday things people tend to forget when packing are tickets, passports, wallets, chargers, power banks, first aid kits, towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, laundry bag, and personal hygiene items.

Is It Better To Roll Or Fold Clothes In A Suitcase?

It is always better to awaken the Marie Kondo in you and pack your clothes by rolling them. This will help in organizing better and creating more space. However, make sure you only roll the clothes that are of synthetic fibers like nylon or you might end up wrinkling them.

How Early Should You Start Packing For A Trip?

There’s no timeline as to when you should start packing your bag. However, it is recommended that you start days or weeks before the trip so that you get enough time to prepare your list of items to be carried and pack accordingly.

How To Plan Your Travel Outfits?

Firstly, you need to check the weather forecast of your destination and plan your outfit accordingly. Further, think of the activities you will be doing during the trip. It might involve a trek, a camping trip, jumping in a pool, or going to the beach. Your shoes and accessories will also need to be planned accordingly.