Suggested packing list - North America

Last Updated: 4th Mar 2015

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for the <span class="caps">USA</span> and Canada</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/what-to-pack">What to pack</a> for travel to other parts of the world</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/north_america/north_america_stock/59.jpg" class="rightwise" title="grand canyon north america packing" alt="grand canyon north america packing" /></p> <p>The following is a suggested packing list for a <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-north-america"><span class="caps">USA</span> and/or Canada tour</a>.</p> <p>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.</p> <h2>Clothes</h2> <ul> <li>1 Rainproof jacket</li> <li>2 or 3 shorts/skirts</li> <li>1 Thick sweater</li> <li>Swimming Towel</li> <li>1 or 2 Jeans</li> <li>2 or 3 T-shirts</li> <li>Nightwear</li> <li>1 or 2 Swimwear</li> <li>Socks (lots)</li> <li>Underwear (lots)</li> <li>2 or 3 Casual shirts</li> <li>Slacks</li> <li>1 or 2 Collared shirts</li> <li>Summer dresses</li> <li>Dress/going out clothes (for evenings out, not too formal)</li> </ul> <h2>Shoes</h2> <ul> <li>Thongs/flip flops/sandals</li> <li>Going out shoes</li> <li>Comfortable walking shoes</li> </ul> <h2>Toiletries</h2> <ul> <li>Toiletry bag</li> <li>Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant</li> <li>Make up, moisturizers and hair products</li> <li>Suntan lotion</li> <li>Handkerchiefs/tissues</li> <li>Insect repellent</li> </ul> <h2>Miscellaneous</h2> <ul> <li>Travel Clock</li> <li>Sunglasses</li> <li>Plastic bags</li> <li>Washing powder</li> <li>Sewing kit</li> <li>Aspirins/medications</li> <li>Pens and writing materials</li> <li>Rechargeable phone card</li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power adapters</a></li> </ul> <p>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.</p> <p>Carry a copy of your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">passport</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-traveling-to-the-usa">visas</a>, travel and other important documents as well as your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-north-america">travellers cheque</a> 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.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.</p> <p>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.</p> <h2>Laundry Facilities</h2> <p>More information regarding <a href="/contikipedia/articles/laundry-facilities-usa-and-canada">laundry facilities</a> as you travel through the <span class="caps">USA</span> and Canada.</p>