• Classic Bike Climbs of Italy
  • Bouldering in Italy
  • Dolomites of Italy
  • Hiking Italy
  • Rock Climbing In Italy
  • Traveling Venice and the Veneto

adventure travel packing checklist

Before you take off on your next adventure be sure to review this list for things you need to remember.

Travel documents

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of first page of passport
  • Entry visa (or required paperwork)
  • Other photo ID
  • Currency (valid at destination)
  • Trip itinerary
  • Flight confirmation
  • Hotel confirmation
  • International health card with immunizations
  • List of key phone numbers

Packs/luggage

  • Travel pack
  • Duffel (or soft-sided suitcase)
  • Day pack or waist pack
  • Neck pouch (for passport)
  • Money belt
  • Camera bag(s)
  • Computer bag
  • Dry bag (for wet clothes)
  • Internal organizers and/or stuff sacks
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Luggage locks (TSA approved)
  • Luggage tags (2 per bag)

Clothing/footwear (base choices on trip length and possible weather extremes)

  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick-drying pants/shorts
  • Short-sleeve shirt(s)
  • Long-sleeve shirt (for sun, bugs)
  • Sun-shielding cap or hat
  • Fleece or wool hat
  • Bandana or buff
  • Swimsuit
  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)
  • Insulating jacket or vest (and pants)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Clothing for casual or evening use
  • Hiking footwear; sandals and other shoes
  • Hiking/walking socks, 2+ pairs
  • Liner socks

Travel gear

  • Travel alarm clock
  • Water bottles
  • Water disinfection system or tablets
  • GPS
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Battery charger
  • Extra batteries
  • Electrical outlet converter
  • Knife or multi-tool (in checked luggage)
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Memory cards or film
  • Book/reading material
  • Field guides; historical guidebooks
  • Language phrasebook
  • Music player with headphones
  • Journal or sketchbook with pens/pencils
  • Quick-dry travel towel
  • Sleep sheet (or sleeping bag liner)
  • Travel pillow
  • Packable luggage scale

Personal items

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Alcohol or antiseptic wipes
  • Skin lotion
  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • First-aid kit (see our First-aid checklist)
  • Prescription medications and copy of Dr. prescriptions
  • Toiletry kit
  • Toothbrush
  • Tissue or toilet paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Brush and/or comb
  • Sleep aids (eyeshades, earplugs)

Everyones list can vary to what you prefer, this list also works for general travel throughout the world.