Sifting through endless vacation packing lists looking for the right one for your upcoming trip to Thailand? Look no further! I’ve got you covered with a printable list and several unique suggestions to ensure you are prepared. After all, it would be no fun if you were irritable over leaving an important item behind (been there, done that). Leave it to me and I’ll make sure you have a grin on your face while you are in “the land of smiles”!
Printable Thailand Packing List (PDF Version)
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If you are anything like me, mosquitos flock to you like hungry seagulls squabbling over bread. They seem to sense that I am particularly allergic to their bites and figure that I adore developing large, irregular bumps on my skin. No, not exactly. I prefer to pack several methods to get me through the trip (relatively) bite-free. The bug spray is great for low mosquito areas and has an added bonus of being environmentally friendly. As a backup, the Kinven mosquito bracelet does a great job protecting you in between more intense applications. Pull out the big guns with the 98% DEET Jungle Juice. This should be used directly on the skin for intense mosquito areas (be sure to follow application instructions or else your clothes will get ruined)!
Organic Insect Repellent (USDA Certification) // Kinven Mosquito Repellent Bracelet // 98% DEET Sawyer Jungle Juice
Not all vacations are created equal! Some of us may lounge poolside and at the beach, some may embark on arduous multi-day treks through the jungle, and some may spend their time sipping cold beers and sampling delicious street food. If you are the type of person that travels with a packed itinerary of excursions, foods to eat, and sights to see, you might just need to work in a bit of self-care too. Dry shampoo will keep your hair oil-free and feeling fresh (which is especially helpful when out and about during the humid day.) Plan to do a face mask night (or two) to soothe your skin after a long day under the sun. Treat your hands and senses with a rich and calming hand cream right before a blissful nap. You might just need a vacation from your vacation…
One of the greatest parts of traveling to Thailand is getting the opportunity to explore its lush jungle. Did you know that over a hundred years ago, northern Thailand used to be covered in hardwood forest? Today, about one-fourth remains due to logging and development. If you plan on partaking in a trek or special adventure excursion, you may want to bring a few specialty items. Keep your valuables and electronics dry with a lightweight dry sack inside of your backpack. It’s so light that you will barely notice the weight at all! Bring a comfortable pack that will sufficiently carry items needed along with your journey and make sure that its durable. Extra points if it can double as your airplane carry-on bag. Do you have a GoPro? Take your photos to the next level with a waterproof telescopic hand pole to snap selfies while scuba diving or snorkeling.
- Airline tickets and printed itinerary in a folder
- Travel insurance
- Local currency and bank cards
- Carry-on spinner luggage
- Travel passport holder and wallet
- Travel adapter with USB ports
- Chargers and cables
- Kindle E-reader
- Smartphone (I use an iPhone) – Airplane mode on to avoid roaming charges with WiFi on
- See my list on Travel App Must-Haves
- Bose Headphones // Bose wireless earbuds (optional)
- Power bank with extra USB ports (optional)
- Skyroam mobile hotspot (pay as you go) (optional)
- GoPro adventure camera and accessories (optional)
- Daily skin moisturizer
- Face cleanser
- Medicine (general assortment)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
- Shampoo & Conditioner or pack your own in these reusable bottles
- Contact solution and lens case
- Deodorant (women’s // men’s)
- Optional: face wipes, q-tips, hair ties, bobby pins, stain remover pen, antibacterial gel
- Notebook and pen
- Granola bars
- Tea bags (decaf and caffeinated)
- Neck pillow, eye mask, ear plugs
- Sunglasses and case
- Airplane socks
Do you have any packing list must-haves for South East Asia? Do share!