packing list for southeast asia

Our best advice – don’t take to much!

Equipment and clothing

  • day backpack
  • large backpack (recommended size – 65l)
  • backpack rain cover
  • walking shoes
  • travel sandlas
  • flip-flops
  • thin raincoat
  • T-shirts
  • short pants
  • long pants
  • underwear
  • swimwear
  • hat
  • socks
  • laundry bag
Vietnam

Hygiene

  • towel
  • hand sanitiser
  • mosquito spray
  • deodorant
  • hairbrush
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • shower gel
  • nail clipper
  • cotton swabs
  • sunscreen
  • tampons
  • tweezers

Health

  • painkillers
  • anti-nausea pills
  • anti-diarrhea tablets
  • Malaria pills
  • medicine for altitude sickness
  • A digital thermometer
  • bandages
  • gauze pads

Electronics

  • camera
  • cell phone
  • electronics chargers
  • headphones

Important things

  • passport
  • international driving license
  • credit card
  • copies of passport and health insurance
  • cash
  • Passport photos
  • visa
  • pocket diary
  • book
  • sunglasses
  • sewing kit
  • combination padlock
  • neck pillow

when is the best time to travel asia?

Indonesia
The dry season is between April to October.
The best time to travel is mid-April and the end of October.

Japan

March to May, when the cherry trees are in full bloom, especially towards the end of April. In autumn, between September and November, the weather is mild and pleasant as well.

Cambodia

The dry months are between November and April.

4k beach Koh Rong, Cambodia

Laos

Dry season between October and April.

Malaysia

The best time to visit is between May to September. The months of February to April, October and November are also recommended.

Myanmar
The dry months from November to March.

Napal
The best time to travel is in october to November and March to May.

Sri Lanka
The best time to travel is january to April, and july to september.

Vietnam
The best time to visit the north is October to december. The best time to visit the south is fabruary to april.

Sapa, Vietnam

Thailand
The Best Time to Visit Thailand’s Beaches is between december and the end of february.

India
North india – April to October.
Center india – middle of October to the end of March.
South india – October to March.

Must-have travel apps for your trip to Asia

For communication:
google translate – In many countries in Asia, the people speak only their local language.

For nevigation:
google maps

maps.me

For the money:
currency – currency calculator
Splitwise – helping calculating how much you and your friends need to pay.
For transportation:
Grab – Southeast Asia’s #1 ride-hailing app, food delivery service, and cashless payment solution all in one.
PassApp – PassApp is the biggest taxi chain in Cambodia

For hotels or hostels:

Booking
Agoda
For attractions and food:
Trip advisor
Those apps can help you a lot while your traveling Asia!
But it’s better dawnloading before your trip.

Why travel asia?

When I took a flight 5‪ month ago to Vietnam, I didnt know how much I am going to learn about the intreseting culture of the countries in asia, how many beautiful views I am going to see, and how much I am going to learn about myself.

Cheap food, bad food, fake laundry, buses for 14‪ hours, poor people that doesnt have much, but happier then most of the people that I know.
Lots of rice, animals on the road, mineral water, Google translate and amazing people and views that i will never forget.

Traveling asia as a backpacker teaches you that you dont need fancy hotel or cloth to have the the best vacation, you just need to be open to meet new people and to be open to learn about the local cultur.