What to Pack for a 2+ Month Trip

Our packing list

We finished packing, and are off on our big adventure! Seattle > Hawaii > Australia > Tasmania > New Zealand > ??

A fair amount of planning and prep went into the trip, including figuring out a packing list. We had a good idea of what to pack for Hawaii, and searched Pinterest and other travel blogs for what to pack for New Zealand and Australia. From there, we created our own packing lists using Trello (planning tool).

The initial list was long, so we pared it down a few times before settling on what we have below. Once we get home, we’ll see how what we actually ended up needing compared to what we’re bringing with! We created this packing list to get us through low temperatures in the 50s to high temperatures in the 80s, somewhat rainy conditions, hiking, dancing, swimming, and general adventuring.

Our Packing List



  • 3x Colored v-neck t-shirts
  • 1x Black v-neck t-shirt
  • 1x Kit & ace v-neck
  • 1x Polo shirt (banana republic)
  • 7x Underwear
  • 7x Pairs socks (4x crew, 3x no-show)
  • 1x Compression socks
  • 1x Dry-fit sleeveless shirt
  • 1x Sleeveless undershirt (doubles as a beach shirt)
  • 1x Button down (Zara – super stretchy)
  • 2x Nylon boardshorts (double as swimsuits)
  • 1x Long workout pants
  • 1x Long sleeve shirt (sleeping)
  • 1x Smartwool half-zip
  • 1x Dark denim pants
  • 1x Black leather belt
  • 1x Bamboo pillow case
  • 1x Rash guard (short sleeve)
  • 2x prescription glasses


  • 1 Sports bra
  • 2 Swimsuit tops (1 to double as a sports bra)
  • 1 Swimsuit bottom
  • 7x Socks
  • 1x Compression socks
  • 1x Dark denim pants
  • 1x Burgundy jeggings
  • 4x Basic tank tops
  • 1x Athletic tank top
  • 9x Underwear
  • 2x Bras (1 strapless, 1 regular)
  • 1x Dark shorts
  • 1x Running/athletic shorts
  • 2x Capri yoga pants
  • 1x Halter dress
  • 1x Skirt
  • 2x Short sleeved dressy shirts
  • 1 Infinity scarf
  • 1 Hooded zip up
  • Earrings



  • Trail running shoes (Merrell)
  • Running shoes/airport shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Casual shoes
  • Dance jazz shoes


  • Trail running shoes (Merrell)
  • Flip flops
  • Casual sandals
  • Latin dance shoes
  • 2x pair shoe freshener balls

Dance shoes are probably optional for most people, but we have a few dance events planned for our trip 🙂

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  • Macbook Pro
  • Macbook Pro charger (without extension cord)
  • Macbook Air
  • Macbook Air charger (without extension cord)
  • Portable HD (2tb)
  • 2x iPhones (His and Hers)
  • 2x Earbuds
  • 1x earbud + microphone
  • 1x usb lightning cable
  • 2x usb lightning/micro USB cable
  • 1x micro USB to mini USB converter
  • 2x portable battery chargers (3200 mAh each)
  • 1x usb ethernet adapter
  • 1x ethernet cable
  • 1x headphone splitter
  • 1x lightning 3.5mm adapter
  • 1x lightning to lightning + 3.5mm adapter
  • 32gb USB drive
  • Fitbit charging adapter
  • 2x 2-prong outlet adapter (I type)
  • 1x 3-prong outlet adapter (I type)
  • 1x 2-port USB charger
  • 1x 1-port USB charger
  • 1 Amazon Kindle

Camera and Gear

  • Camera (Canon Powershot G3x)
    • 1x EVF
    • 1x CPL Filter (breakthrough photography)
    • 1x ND Filter (breakthrough photography)
    • 1x Macro lens (diopter)
    • 2x extra batteries
    • 1x Battery charger
    • 2x Lens cloth
    • 2x Lens wipes
    • 1x Filter holder
  • 1x Joby Gorillapod Hybrid
  • 1x 16gb SD card
  • 1x 64gb SD card

Rental Car Kit

These have been really handy to take with us in rental cars for mounting iPhone to the vent for navigation, listening to music, and phone charging for long drives.


Can’t recommend packing cubes enough! Serious game changer. They’re wonderful for organizing clothes, electronics, and more. They help compress items a bit, and make it far easier to fit everything into your bags. Eagle Creek got high ratings based on our research, and so far we love them.

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  • 1 Electric toothbrush
  • 1 Travel toothbrush
  • 5x Travel toothpaste
  • Eye drops
  • 2x Deodorant
  • Makeup
  • 2x Travel shampoo and conditioner
  • Nail trimmers
  • Tweezers
  • 2x razors with blade refills (1 refill every week/every other week)
  • Medicine (ibuprofen, lactaid, prescription meds)
  • Face wipes
  • Sleep mask
  • 5x pairs earplugs
  • Nylon Laundry bag
  • Hair products
  • Neosporin


We packed a few general pieces of survival gear too. Calagel was a recent discovery of ours. It works great to stop itchy bug bites (darn mosquitoes!) and also helps with sunburn.

  • Lifestraw
  • Exercise band (25 lb resistance, Micrael Home)
  • 2x rain coat (North Face Venture – His and Hers)
  • 2x Brimmed hats (Columbia)
  • 1x  Sunglasses
  • 1x  Sunglasses (prescription)
  • 2x Paracord bracelets
  • 1x Headlamp + extra battery
  • 1x Osprey dry bag
  • 1x Microfiber hand towel
  • 1x Microfiber beach towel
  • 1 Pack of unscented baby wipes
  • 2x Cooling neck towel
  • First aid kit
  • Rain cover for our day pack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug soother (insect repellent)
  • Calagel (stops bug bites from itching)
  • 2x Inflatable neck pillows
  • Portable luggage scale


  • Driver’s license
  • Passport

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