Packing for the 46 Day Contiki Camping Trip | TRAVEL

From June 12th- July 27th I'm going on The Original Contiki Tour! This tour is a camping tour, with a few nights in hostels/cabins. It is 46 days long and visits 21 countries! I've been planning for this trip for over a year and am very excited to be embarking on it soon! While researching about this trip, I found that there was hardly any information online about Contiki's Camping tours. Which makes sense since they only offer 3. So I decided to write down my packing list to help others who may be looking for help of what to pack! In 2015, did a 26-day camping tour across America with a company called Trek America and learnt a lot from that so that's helped me a lot this time around!

I've also done a blog called "The Ulitmate Contiki Survival Guide" which goes into more details about all things Contiki and some tips/advice! If you want to read that blog just click HERE!

The Orginal Contiki

  • 2-5x Casual T-shirts
  • 2x Nice shirts
  • 1x Long sleeve t-shirt
  • 1-3x Casual dress
  • 1x Maxi dress and
  • 1x Demin Shorts
  • 1x Black Skirt
  • 1x Black sports shorts
  • 1x Track pants
  • 1x Jeans
  • 1x Leggings
  • 1x Demin jacket
  • 1x Fleece jumper
  • 1x Cardigan
  • 1x Zip Up Hoodie
  • 1x Compact Rainjacket
  • 15-30 pairs of Knickers (this is one thing I always overpack & never regret doing so)
  • 3-7 Bras (PRO TIP- try packing bralettes or soft sports bras, they're lighter and easier to pack!)
  • 1x Black Bandeau
  • 5x Long socks
  • 10x Short socks
  • 1-2x Bathers
  • 1x Thermal Top
  • 1x Thermal Bottoms
  • 1x pair of PJ'S 


  • 1x pair of Flip Flops or Thongs or Slides
  • 1x pair of Sandals
  • 1x pair of Sneakers
  • 1x pair of Nicer shoes (not heels)
Accessories/ Sun Safety-
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin Scarf
  • Beanie
  • Belt
  • Rucksack- I've done trips with a rucksack before and also with a suitcase. There is deff pros and cons to using one over the other however because this is camping tour where we'll be moving around a lot between countries I have decided to go with a rucksack this time. This rucksack is awesome because it opens up like a suitcase, instead of being a top loading rucksack like normal. I've travelled with a top loading rucksack before and it was so bloody frustrating. Never again!
  • Carry on Bag- I'm just going to be using a normal backpack for this!
  • Daypack/ Shoulder Bag
  • Purse/Wallet
  • Travel Wallet- I use my Contiki travel wallet because It was free and does everything it needs too in regards to keeping all my tickets, passport etc safe!
Day bag from

The Traveller 60 + 20 Litre Rucksack from Mountain Warehouse

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Face wash/ Cleanser 
  • Face Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Mini perfume or solid perfume
  • Hairlackies
  • Hairbrush
  • Razor
  • Sanitary products & fem wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Optional- nail clippers / tweezers
  • Optional- baby wipes
  • Optional- dry shampoo
  • BB cream
  • Powder
  • Blush/bronzer
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Eyebrow kit
  • Mascara
  • Red Lipstick
  • Lip balm (such as carmex)
  • Makeup wipes
  • Ziplock bags
  • Necessary Brushes
If you're on contraception, REMEMBER TO PACK YOUR CONTRACEPTION. If you're single, REMEMBER TO PACK CONDOMS. 

  • Cold and flu tablets ( you will get sick, it's unavoidable) 
  • Painkillers (panadol, ibrophen or aspirin)
  • Imodium (for diarrhoea )
  • Hydralite (for hangover & dehydration) 
  • Gaviscon (for heartburn)
  • Ural- (for UTI'S)
  • No doz (these are caffeine tablets)

First Aid-

  • Bandaids 
  • Vicks
  • Vaseline
  • First aid cream

Camping Related Stuff-

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • Travel towel
  • Insect repellent 
  • Eyemask
  • Earplugs
  • Laundry bag
  • Pocket washing powder strips
  • Hanging toilettes bag
  • Reusable water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Optional- travel washing line
  • Optional- sleeping mat
Contiki provides you with tents & blow up mattress so no need to byo those!

  • iPhone, cord and charger
  • Spare SD Cards
  • Camera and charger
  • Laptop and charger
  • Headphones and charger (my headphones are wireless hence the charger)
  • Portable power bank and charger
  • Wallplug adaptors (AUS to EURO and AUS to UK)
  • Double adaptor or small powerboard
I don't advise travelling with your laptop. However, I do choose to travel with my laptop because I like to be able to do my photos as I go while I'm travelling so I don't end up with hours of work and 137845 photos at the end of my trip!

I have done a blog previously about what I pack in my carry on/hand luggage bag and also on that blog are some tips to help make long-haul flights easier! 

That blog is called 'Carry On For Long Haul Fights' and you can read it by clicking HERE!

  • Passport
  • Money Card (I use the Velocity Global Wallet)
  • ID (such as drivers license or ISIC card)
  • Copy of your Travel Intinery (physical & backed up in dropbox/google drive)
  • Copy of your Travel Insurance (physical & backed up in dropbox/google drive)
  • Travel Tripod
  • Neck Pillow
  • Padlocks for your bags & tent
  • Long padlock for hostel lockers 
  • Small purse of spare coins (some campsites you have to pay for to use the showers)
  • Packing cubes (makes life so much easier)


Until next time,
Chels x

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