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Setting out on a long journey is a thrilling adventure that has a different set of difficulties than the quick planning for a quick week-long or weekend getaway. Travel checklists for short-term excursions can be a good starting point, but longer-term travel requires more thought. Packing for a prolonged trip requires a wardrobe and equipment that can accommodate several climates and locales while yet fitting into the size of a backpack or bag, unlike when travelling to a single place or region. Making a thorough checklist is very important for Indian tourists who want to explore their colourful and diverse country. This blog offers a thorough guide designed just for Indian tourists who are setting off on an amazing adventure within the magical borders of their own country. Let’s take a look at the ultimate packing list for long trip of 7 days!

Travel Guide: Packing List for Long Trip

Apparel and Accessories Packing List for Long Trip:

3 Pants/Jeans/Trousers: 

Jeans

Take 3 jeans with you that can be worn interchangeably with any of the tops you take. This will save you a lot of space. Try packing at least one black and one pair of blue jeans/pants that go with everything.

3 Tops/Blouses

Pack 3 tops/blouses that go with all your bottomwear so you can wear them interchangeably for the week. Pack clothes depending on the places you’re visiting. E.g., if you have a plan to go to a club, pack accordingly.

1 Traditional Attire (If Needed)

If you have plans to visit a religious place like a temple or mosque, pack a pair of traditional attire.

 1 Comfortable Sneakers

Comfortable Sneakers

While travelling, you might need to walk a lot and be in comfort. Pack comfortable footwear for walking. If you have a plan for trekking, pack trekking shoes; pack footwear according to the places you need to visit.

1 Traditional Footwear (If Needed)

Traditional Footwear

If you will be attending any religious place, pack a pair of traditional, easy-to-slip-on footwear.

1 Pair of Flip Flops:

Pair of Flip Flops

Flip flops will help you through your leisure days and in your hotel room for comfort. Some hotels do not provide slippers, and if that is your case, flip-flops will be your saviour. Confirm all items your hotel provides beforehand so you don’t pack unnecessarily.

1 Pair of Sunglasses

Sunglasses

If you’re going to a sunny area or a beach, you will need sunglasses. Keep a pair handy.

1 Scarf/Shawl/Jacket

If you’re travelling in winter, pack a scarf, shawl, or jacket to keep warm. Check the weather beforehand to determine what kind of winter clothing you’ll need.

Jewellery: Jewellery is essential for the times you’ll need to dress up for those Instagram-worthy photos! Pack one or two good pieces that go well with the outfits you’ve chosen.

1 Hand Towel:

Hand Towel

A hand towel will be handy when you’re commuting within places and need to clear any spillage or wash your face. Add a few handkerchiefs as well! If you’re unsure of the bleach quality of hotels, pack a bathing towel as well to keep your skin from irritation.

3 Pairs of Loungewear Apparel

Pack 3 pairs of loungewear apparel to sleep comfortably. If you’re starting with a long travel time to the desired location, wear loungewear throughout your journey for extra comfort.

Electronic Items’ Packing List for Long Trip:

Electronic Items Packing List for Long Trip

Phone: Your phone is your best friend. Yes, don’t forget your phone!

·      Charger: You will need your charger to charge your phone. Pack a universal adapter/converter for different plug pins and sizes.

·      Laptop (If Needed): If you’re a digital nomad and are travelling with your work on you, pack your laptop.

·      Laptop Charger (If Needed): You will need the laptop charger if you’re bringing your laptop with you.

·      Power Bank: A power bank is your best friend during longer tours. If you get stuck in an area with no charging ports, a power bank will help you. Charge it fully before leaving home!

·      Earphones: Get your earphones for some entertainment. If you have Bluetooth earphones, don’t forget to charge them! If you’re going to remote places that have less possibility of having charging ports, pack a pair of wired earphones. 

Toiletries Packing List for Long Trip:

Shampoo and Conditioner

·  Tissue Box: A tissue box will save you the hassle of cleaning up after every spillage. It will also be a saviour when you snack on food and don’t want crumbs on your clothes or when you need to touch up your face after a tiring day. It is safe to carry tissues as some hotels provide towels that have been bleached excessively. 

·      Toothbrush and Toothpaste: Toothbrush and toothpaste are necessary for daily hygiene.

·      Shampoo and Conditioner: For a week-long trip, you will need your shampoo and conditioner. Buy travel-sized bottles or use travel-sized containers of empty bottles that are easily available in the market.

·      Soap/Body Wash: Pack your soap or shower gel. It is better to bring your own than risk damage to your skin from the ones given out in hotels.

·      Moisturizers and Lotions: Pack your moisturizer and lotions to keep your skin smooth and supple in every temperature.

·      Perfume: Keep a small perfume with you for daily use.

·      Deodorant: If you’re going out on adventures, deodorant is necessary.

·      Shaving Kit (If Needed): Pack your shaving kit if you feel like you will need it.

·      Comb: Pack your comb or hairbrush.

·      Sunscreen: Sunscreen is necessary regardless of the location or weather. 

·      Medications: If you have any personal medications for illnesses, don’t forget to pack them. 

·      First Aid Kit (Small): A first aid kit will come in handy, especially in cold weather. Pack a few bandages, ointments and some fever/cough and cold medicine.

·      Trash Bag for Laundry: As it is a long trip, you will need a trash bag for keeping dirty laundry that you can wash when you get home.

·      Soap and Detergent for Laundry: If you’re planning to wash your laundry on the go, pack some detergent. Alternatively, you can also give your laundry to the hotel staff for cleaning.

·      Bag/Pouch for Toiletries: You will need a bag or pouch to store all these items. Pick one that does not take up too much space and is foldable or wrap-around.

Travel Documents and Permits Packing List for Long Trip:

Permits Packing

Government-Issued ID Card: You will need your Adhaar Card, PAN Card, or Passport in many places like checking into your hotel room. Please keep copies of them as well and click pictures of them on your phone to keep them on you at all times.

·      Permits (If Any): If you’re going to any place such as Sikkim or Kashmir, you might need certain permits, such as the Inner Line Permit, to enter certain reserved areas. Get them in advance and keep them with you.

·      Flight/Train/Bus Tickets: Keep your tickets on you when boarding different vehicles.

·      Car Documents (If Travelling by Car): If you’re going on a road trip, pack your car documents like registration details and PUC for a hassle-free experience.

·      Accommodation Details: Print your hotel details and keep them with you for a handy experience.

·      Travel Insurance: Keep your travel insurance handy. It is important.

·      Cash, Debit and Credit Cards: Keep ample cash with you if you’re going to areas where there can be a lack of ATMs. Also, keep your debit and credit cards on you in case you lack cash on your trip, and some vendors don’t accept UPI payments.

·      Travel Folder: Keep a sleek travel folder that will hold all these necessary documents.

·      Wallet: Don’t forget to keep your wallet!

Miscellaneous Packing List for Long Trip:

Miscellaneous Packing List for Long Trip

Reusable Bottle: A reusable bottle will go a long way on your trip. It will save you a lot of money, as buying plastic water bottles will cost you a lot. It will also help save the environment and reduce your carbon footprint for a sustainable experience.

·      Umbrella: If you’re going out in monsoon or the place you’re visiting sees frequent rains, pack an umbrella with you to be safe.

·      Snacks: If you have a long journey ahead, pack some snacks to munch on. They will also save you the hassle of finding snacks when you feel like having one on the go.

·      Prepaid/Postpaid SIM: If you’re going to a place where prepaid SIMs don’t work, like Kashmir, take a postpaid SIM with you.

·      Tote Bag or Small Backpack: A small backpack or tote will go a long way when you roam around the towns and markets buying souvenirs. You won’t have the hassle of buying bags or holding a lot of plastic bags all at once. You can even keep your wallet, bottle and the like in it.

·      Camera: If you have a professional camera, bring it with you for a photographic adventure.

·      Travel Guide/Itinerary Planner: You can get guides for the places you’re travelling to beforehand. Alternatively, some hotels provide guides and pamphlets for itineraries that you can pick from your lodging.

·      Reusable Cutlery: If you’re getting snacks and food with you, don’t forget to pack reusable cutlery. They go a long way, save you the hassle of buying plastic spoons and forks, and are environmentally conscious!

Conclusion

This was the ultimate packing list for long trip when you’re going out for a week or more. Bookmark it to keep it handy!

Don’t forget the essentials, pack light, and pack only what’s necessary. Don’t hoard stuff, as you’ll also be buying souvenirs and filling your bags up with them – so leave stuff for souvenirs in your bag as well!

Have a happy and safe trip!

Riddhi Sompura
Riddhi Sompura
Riddhi Sompura- Content Writer at The India Explorer Riddhi, our experienced content writer at The India Explorer, is a passionate traveler and a skilled storyteller. Join Riddhi on a journey of discovery as she unveils India's rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes and hidden gems, inspiring wanderlust and encouraging meaningful exploration along the way.

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