Carryon Packing List: What I Pack + A Free Printable!

Carryon Packing List |

This may come as a surprise to some people but I have a hard time packing just as much as the next person. You would think after a round the world trip for 19 months and then constant traveling from my nomadic life that I would have this down. To be honest, I think the more I travel, the worse I get. Haha. I do however have a basic carryon packing list that does not change from trip to trip. I thought I would share it with you in case you need some ideas or inspiration!


My carryon packing list: 

iPhone - carryon packing list |

iPhone – My camera, my alarm, my music, my command center

Sony RX100M3 - carryon packing list |

Camera – I love my Sony RX100M3. I don’t go anywhere without it


 Eye Mask – For long plane rides or when I don’t want to talk to anyone haha

Urban Ears Zinken Headphones

Headphones – noise cancellation headphones are the best. I use Urban Ears

Ziploc for travel |

Ziplocs – A few in different sizes to avoid leaks, spills or hold a wet swimsuit

clorox wipes

Disinfecting wipes – To wipe down tray table and surfaces around me

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Wipes

Makeup remover wipes – My brand of choice is by Bioderma and wipes means less liquid!

hand sanitizer for travel - carryon packing list |

Hand sanitizer – It’s not always possible to wash hands

Weleda Skin Food - carryon packing list |

Hand cream – My hands are always dry and this is my favorite (the smell is a bit pine-y)

Travel Contact Solution - Carryon Packing List |

Contact solution + contact case – I actually refill mine from bigger bottles for less plastic waste!

Lifeproof Ipad Mini Case

Ipad Mini – I load these up with magazines, movies, and a book (or I carry a physical book)


Anker External Battery Charger

Anker portable battery – Can’t go anywhere without this. It charges my iPhone, iPad, and GoPro

Monster Outlet 2 Go |

Monster 2 Go Travel Power Strip – if you carry a smartphone, cameras, and other gear this is amazing!

Travel Advil - carryon packing list |

Some travel sized Advil – I also carry travel sized Aleve for those lady times


Sonicare Toothbrush - carryon packing list |


Sonicare Toothbrush – I don’t bring the charger. I just charge up and it’s good for a few weeks

Travel Toothpaste - Carryon Packing List |

Toothpaste – My favorite brands are Tom’s of Maine or Kiss My Face

Macbook Air - carryon packing list |

Macbook Air – I have been trying to not travel with this but I always do!

Carryon Packing List – for foreign trips:


Bellroy elements travel wallet

Passport + passport wallet – This one by Bellroy has slots for tickets and currency and a mini pen for forms

Universal Travel Plug Adapter

Universal Plug Adapter – I like universal ones because who knows when you add on another destination!

Other carryon packing list essentials:
  • Wallet with ID, ATM & credit cards obviously
  • Boarding pass printed unless you use your phone
  • Eyeglasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Charging cords
  • Prescription meds if you are on anything
  • Snacks – I like to bring nuts or trail mix, granola bars. On my last trip, I took a package of oatmeal to just add hot water too. It was healthier than other options!
  • Extra underwear and a change of clothes – I wear layers to stay warm or cool on the plane
  • Resistance band + jump rope – lately, I’ve been trying to get back to healthy so exercise is a priority
  • For foreign travel: photocopy of ID, credit cards, and passport and also send copy to Dropbox or email account


What are your carryon essentials? Share in the comments!

Save this to Pinterest

Carryon Packing List |
**Disclaimer: Links shared in this post are affiliate links. You are not charged extra to buy but if purchased through the retailer I recommend, I earn a tiny commission for the sale. Purchases through affiliates help me with the cost of running this site and sharing helpful travel information with you, my fellow traveler. It’s always appreciated if you use my affiliate links but never expected. Thank you for the support.**


Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

Related Posts
%d bloggers like this: