Packing List For Solo Backpacking Trip:
This packing list is for solo women who move through the world with only what they can fit in a carry-on. The list fits a standard carry-on size of 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm). If somehow your carry-on allowance is even smaller then try this packing list on for size.
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Here’s What To Pack In Your Carry-on:
Pants x 2
PJs x 1
Skirt x 1
Tops x 5
Dress x 2
Underwear x 7
Bras x 4
Socks x 7
Flip-flops (For the shower)
Pair of Flats
**Note: This does not include the clothes you wear on the plane. Wear your heaviest clothes like jackets, boots, etc when you board. Don’t be afraid to layer!**
Travel-sized Shampoo & Conditioner
Travel-sized Body Wash
Small bottle of Perfume
**Note: Any other toiletries you need can be bought at your destination. Unless you have specific products you use then put those in a travel-sized container.**
Small Pack of Tissues
Pack of Wipes
Small Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
Here’s What To Pack In Your Personal Item:
Motion Sick Pills (if needed)
Collapsible Water Bottle
*Note: The best thing I ever did for my hair was to buy a satin pillowcase and satin-lined beret. The friction caused by our hair rubbing against those cheap fabrics they insist on putting on airline seats and hostel pillows does a lot of damage that results in breakage and dryness.
Now I just tuck my hair into my beret when I’m flying and I use my own satin pillowcase in hostels, hotels, everywhere. See my Resources page for more of the specific items I travel with!
There you have it!
Next, check out Solo Female Travel Safety Items for some small, carry-on friendly items you can add to your packing list to protect you and your things on the road.