Couple’s packaging list for backpacking europe for 3 months

When we decided to do the 3 months Euro trip, amongst many things, one of the forst thing was what should we carry? How should we pack? This is important as depending on your style of travel your luggage can change. We laid down some options as below:

  1. Small Suitcases (Carryon Size).
  2. Large Suitcases (Main Luggage Size).
  3. Go with Small Backpacks (Carryon Size).
  4. Go with Large Backpacks  (Main Luggage Size).

We concluded that though it will be better to go carryon only but not practical considering the length of the trip so we had to have a larger bag, atleast one of us had to have a large bag. Then was the question on wether we should go backpack or suitecase, and for us backpack was more suitable considering the fact the we would be taking all types of transportation, living in hostels and will also be carrying the bags a lot as well. Our final conclusion was the last two options,to go with Large Backpack for me and a carry on bagpack for my wife. What this meant was that we had to be able to lift it on our shoulders so we had to go minimal and light. Below is my wife’s and my packing list, mine also has the common stuff, of course I had to carry it :(.

Common Documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Photocopies of passport
  3. Passport size photos
  4. Other photo IDs. Try and get a photos ID cards, also your driving licence.
  5. Visa (s) if and when and where required.
  6. Immunisation Card if required
  7. List of important phone numbers.
  8. Trip Itinerary & flight information

Common Bags, packing cells and pouches:

  1. Backpacks x 2
  2. Rains for bagpacks x 2
  3. Carrying bag or day packs
  4. Medium Size packing cell x 2
  5. Small size packing cell x 3
  6. Shoe bags x 2
  7. RFID neck pouch
  8. Dry Sacs
  9. One pouch for wires and cables
  10. One pouch for extra stuff
  11. One pouch for night stuff
  12. One pouch for handy items
  13. Zip lock bags (very important)
  14. Weigh Machine
  15. Pad Locks 4-5
  16. Chainsaw wire to tie bags. For night travel and hostels
  17. Travel document wallets
  18. Toiletries bag

Camera Gear & Electronics

  1. Sony RX100 iv, main camera
  2. GoPro Hero black 5, for those times when you can’t use the main camera.
  3. Extra Sony Battery
  4. Extra GoPro Battery
  5. SD cards for Sony camera x 2
  6. SD card for GoPro x 1
  7. Gorilla tripod for Sony
  8. GoPro 3 way mount.
  9. GoPro cycle mount, clip, helmet mount, head strap.
  10. Portable Hard drives 1Gb x 2
  11. Laptop
  12. Mobile phones x 2

General Travel Gear

  1. Sleeping liners x 2
  2. Torch x 2
  3. Alarms
  4. Sewing/repair kit x 1
  5. Travel guides x 1
  6. Language phrasebook x 1
  7. Journal/sketchbook with pen & pencils x 2
  8. Swiss Army knife x 1
  9. Laundry bag, clothesline & sink plug in a kit x 1
  10. Travel umbrella x 1
  11. Sporks x 2
  12. Lunchbox x 2
  13. Collaspable Glass x 2
  14. Duct Tape x 1

Toiletries and misc items:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Lip balm
  3. Travel size perfume
  4. Hand sanitizer
  5. Medicines
  6. First aid kit
  7. Toiletries (tooth brush, paste, toungh cleaner, soap bar, shampoo, etc)
  8. Mirror
  9. Cosmetics
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Priscription glasses
  12. Hairbrush and/or comb
  13. Microfibres towels x 2
  14. Small microfibres hand towels x 2
  15. Way mask x 2
  16. Ear plugs x 10
  17. Travel neck pillows

Jay’s Packing List

  1. tshirts x 6
  2. Shirt x 1
  3. Jeans (we will be finishing in autum) x 1
  4. Quick dry shorts x 2 (travelling in summer + autum)
  5. Undergarments
  6. Fleece x 1
  7. Raincoat jacket NGX2 material x 1
  8. Floaters x 1
  9. Shoes x 1
  10. Flip flops x 1
  11. Cap x 1
  12. Black full sleeve Marino tshirt x 1

Dee’s Packing List

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