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My Canary Islands Backpacking List

We are discovering the Canary Islands with AIDA Cruises. In fact, we have booked this trip before, exactly one year ago. For anyone who has the opportunity to go on a trip with a cruise ship, do it! It is just incredibly beautiful and you discover many countries and cities in a short time.

I would like to take this as an opportunity and introduce you to my backpacking packing list. Since 2017, I’m officially a backpacker and traveling with an backpack only.

In the beginning (and sometimes still today) it is a real challenge not to pack too many things you don’t need, but you have as much as you need.

Over time, I have found a healthy mediocrity and would like to introduce you to my packing list for the Canary Islands Tour.

I’m packing my suitcase and bringing…

For my trips, I usually pack clothes in simple, dark colors. The advantage: The clothes are easier to combine with each other, I do not have to pay attention, that T-shirt and pants didn’t fit together. In addition, I choose wrinkle-free clothing (trekking pants and shirts are great for that), you do not always have the opportunity to iron your clothes on site.

Since it is pleasantly warm in the Canary Islands in the winter during the day, but it is still a bit freezing in the evening, I have packed a few warmer things. I choose to layer clothes – several thin layers on top of each other, so you can put on and off your clothes as you please.

Bags

  • Backpack (i’m using this one) + Airplane Cover (this one)
  • Daypack (i’m using this one)
  • 2x Ziplock Bags (or liquids in hand luggage + medicines)
  • Packing cubes (i’m using this one)

Documents

  • Cash
  • Credit-/Debitcard
  • Global health insurance
  • Passport / ID
  • Tickets
  • Copies / Scans of the documents

Tops and Shirts

  • 1x Sleep-Shirt
  • 2x Cardigans
  • 1x Fleece-Jacket (for the flight and for freezing evenings)
  • 8x T-Shirts
  • 1x Blouse Shortarm (wrinkle free, but can also be replaced by a T-shirt)
  • 1x Softshell-Jacket

Trousers

  • 1x thin, long Cloth Pants (something chic for the party night :-))
  • 1x Legging
  • 1x Sleep-Shorts
  • 1x Zip-Off-Trekking-Pants (i really like those pants – i packed a short pants automatically)
  • 1x Jeans

Underwear

  • 8x Underpants
  • 8x short socks
  • 2x Bra / Sports-Bra
  • 1x Bikini
Backpacking-Cubes

Shoes

  • 1x Flip-Flops
  • 1x Trekking-Shoes (i’m wearing those)
  • 1x Ballerinas (chic and take up little space)
Backpacking-Shoes

Accessories

  • 1x Sunglasses
  • 1x Scarf (for the flight)
  • 1x Earrings (little stylish accessory for everyday)
  • 1x Fitbit-Fitness-Watch
  • 1x Wallet (i use an wallet for men, those are smaller than those for women)
  • 1x little Handbag (for party nights :-))
  • 1x Belt

Toiletries & Make-Up

  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Makeup
  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo/Shower-Gel (2-1 Shampoo)
  • Conditioner
  • Hair Ties
  • Bobby Pins
  • Tooth Paste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deo
  • Razor
  • Sunscreen
  • Small Microfibre-Towel (lightweight and multipurpose)
  • Nail File / manicure scissors (manicure set will do best here)
  • (Nailpolish)
  • (Nailpolish Remover)
  • Tweezers
  • Tampons
  • Q-Tips
  • Ohropax
  • Sleeping Mask

Meds

  • Ibuprofen for pain
  • Meds for nausea
  • Anti-diarrheal medicine
  • Rush Creme
  • Plasters
  • Disinfectant
  • Other types of meds (as needed)
  • Nasal Spray (for a dry nose during flight)
Backpacking-Meds

Travel Gadgets

  • Laptop + charging cable
  • E-Book Reader/Book + Mini-USB-Cable
  • Powerbank
  • Headphones
  • Journal + Pencils
  • Mobile Phone + USB-C-Cable
  • Charging cable for fitness-watch
Backpacking-Gadgets

So, that’s it, my backpacking list for this year’s Canary Tour.

Do you always pack too much? 🙂

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