Suggested packing list - North America

Last Updated: 4th Mar 2015

More Tour and Travel Advice for the USA and Canada

What to pack for travel to other parts of the world

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The following is a suggested packing list for a USA and/or Canada tour.

People are individuals though and often have personal preferences and opinions as to what to bring. The following then is not a definitive list, but should give you a good guide as to what you should pack for enjoying your tour in North America.


  • 1 Rainproof jacket
  • 2 or 3 shorts/skirts
  • 1 Thick sweater
  • Swimming Towel
  • 1 or 2 Jeans
  • 2 or 3 T-shirts
  • Nightwear
  • 1 or 2 Swimwear
  • Socks (lots)
  • Underwear (lots)
  • 2 or 3 Casual shirts
  • Slacks
  • 1 or 2 Collared shirts
  • Summer dresses
  • Dress/going out clothes (for evenings out, not too formal)


  • Thongs/flip flops/sandals
  • Going out shoes
  • Comfortable walking shoes


  • Toiletry bag
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant
  • Make up, moisturizers and hair products
  • Suntan lotion
  • Handkerchiefs/tissues
  • Insect repellent


  • Travel Clock
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bags
  • Washing powder
  • Sewing kit
  • Aspirins/medications
  • Pens and writing materials
  • Rechargeable phone card
  • Power adapters

Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.

Carry a copy of your passport, visas, travel and other important documents as well as your travellers cheque numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.

Don’t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.

Remember to bring more than enough of any medication you might need along with you and carry prescriptions for any medications that you carry with you.

Laundry Facilities

More information regarding laundry facilities as you travel through the USA and Canada.



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