Female Packing List – Minimalist Packing Guide

Female Packing List – Figuring out what to pack for a week, a month, or even a year can be troublesome if you are not an experienced traveler. 

My wife has traveled quite a bit over the past few years due to business travel as well as travelling for film school in Los Angeles.

Because of this amount of travel, she has become the expert in our household. This is a plan of attack she undertakes for any journey she performs.

The following are my tried-and-true methods and products that, even after almost six years on the road, I still love and use, and is what I think the ultimate packing list for your trip.

Feel free to mix and match and take just what you want. I broke things down by climate so you can get a sense of what to take for the climate you are visiting. Enjoy!


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Female Packing List

When it comes to packing for budget friendly areas of the world, knowing that the opportunities for great clothing deals helps in determining the decision on packing light.

Traveling around Southeast Asia for example where the weather is always warm, and finding inexpensive light layers at local markets, is perfect.

If you are traveling around Europe or even parts of North America, finding inexpensive clothing is a quest in itself. Therefore that where planning before you head out to conquer the world, is important.

Clothing Checklist - Hot Climates

  • 5-7 Tank Tops/Sleeveless Tops
  • 2-3 Pairs of shorts
  • 2 Skirts in countries that require more cover up
  • 2-3 pairs of lights cotton pants or leggings
  • 9 pairs of comfortable underwear

Clothing Packing Checklist - Warm Climates

  • 3-4 Tank tops
  • 2-3 Long sleeve shirts for layering
  • 2-3 T-shirts
  • 2-3 Dresses
  • 1 Pair of jeans
  • 1 Waterproof jacket
  • 2-3 Pairs of shorts
  • 1-2 Pairs of leggings
  • 9 Pairs of portable underwear
  • 1 Pair of boots
  • 1 Pair of flip flops
  • 4 Pairs of socks

Clothing Packing Checklist- Cold Climates

  • 9 Pairs of comfortable underwear
  • 7 Pairs of thick socks
  • 1 Pair of boots
  • 1 Heavy Coat
  • 1 Pair of gloves
  • 3-4 Long sleeve shirts
  • 2 Thermal shirts
  • 3-4 Sweaters
  • 1 Pair of jeans
  • 1 Scarf and Winter Hat

Toiletries - Basic Packing List

When it comes to medication, have a conversation with your doctor beforehand on what you absolutely need to bring with you. 

Side Note: Don’t pack your medication in your check in suitcases, as they tend to get lost from time to time, and finding a place to refill your prescription depending on where you are it may be tough.

Packing Essentials

The following items below are items that will make your travels easier, and problems free. Don’t quote on it, though.

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FEMALE PACKING LIST - Safe Guarding Your Valuables

Female Packing List – The sad news about traveling is there are thiefs out there that always look out for tourists not paying attention to his/her surroundings.

If you decided to travel with valuable items on you, it would be important to be proactive and have items with you to safe guard yourself and your precious items.

I have been travelling for many years, and the only time I was ever pickpocketed was when I was 15 years old, and it was in Rome.

Nothing against Rome, I was just young and stupid, and not aware of my surroundings at all times.

Since then, I tend to keep a safe guard on all my belongings at all times, while using travel protection products. These are items you should think about purchasing for you next journey.

Things To Pack To Keep Things Safe

  • Pacsafe Camsafe Z16 Anti-Theft Camera and 13-Inch Laptop Backpack – Rugged canvas anti-theft camera and laptop pack fits most DSLR cameras with lens and 2 extra lenses; ideal for any city, outdoor, or travel adventure. Lightweight, hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash-and-run theft.

  • Pacsafe Metrosafe LS200 7 Liter Anti Theft Crossbody/Shoulder Bag – Lockable Zippers and Cut Proof Materials (lightweight steel mesh) to prevent theft/ pickpocketing, plus an RFID blocking pocket to keep your credit cards/ IDs safe. Patented in the USA, by Pacsafe, the original anti-theft brand. Can be worn as a backpack by looping the strap through the handle on the top (see review below by Mia). Adjustable strap: 13.39″ to 29.53″. Ideal gift for commuters or travelers to keep money, passports, tablets and phone safe.

  • Pacsafe 120L Backpack & Bag Protector – Stainless steel bag protector wraps and locks 360-degrees around backpack, duffel bag, or luggage up to 120 liters. Patented stainless steel eXomesh locking system secures contents and locks to fixture. Comes with padlock and carry pouch for easy packing when not in use.

  • Personal Alarm Siren Song – 130dB Safesound Personal Alarms for Women Keychain with LED Light – Jogging early in the morning or late at night, having your teenager out at a party late or just talking a late night stroll are all situations where safety is a major concern. With SLFORCE siren song alarm, you can rest assured knowing that your loved ones are protected. A great choice for kids, teenagers, woman, elderly, students, joggers, etc.

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What Not To Pack

  • Money belts: Think you have thieves fooled by hiding your money? Think again. The job of a thief is to know how to find money, and they know where to look for it. If you are worried about possible muggings, carry a dummy wallet with fake cash and cards in them.

  • Spinner suitcases: If you are traveling in parts of the world where the city sidewalks are not the best in the world, wheels can take considerable damage. Plus, If you are traveling by train around Europe, you will be constantly pulling the suitcase around obstacles that can be a major pain. I suggest using a backpack. For Choosing The Right Backpack Click Here.

  • Jewelry: Flashy jewelry is a sign that says to thievesrob me!” What you can do instead of packing your expensive jewelry is to shop the local markets, and fine some gems that will be keepsakes for years to come. Plus, it also makes for a great souvenir. 


I hope that this Female Travelers Guide To Packing will enhance your next journey it make it the best ever forward. Keep this list handy with you for your next trips, and you will never have to worry about misplannin’ again.

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3 thoughts on “Female Packing List – Minimalist Packing Guide

  1. On your cold climate list you only mention one pair of jeans and no other clothing for the bottom half. I think at least one other pair of trousers/skirt would be needed in addition to travel clothes to allow for washing

    1. Nice catch on that. I knew something was wrong with my calculations. I agree that an extra pair should be packed due to colder weather. I guess it’s time to correct this post to suit things better. Thanks for taking time to read my post! 🙂

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