Ultimate Thailand Packing List - What do I need to pack?

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You want to go to Thailand travel and ask yourself: What do I need to pack? We have put together the perfect packing list for your Thailand trip. 

Here you can download the Thailand packing list as a PDF file. You can find the English Thailand packing list here.

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Checklist travel documents

  1. COVID certificate
  2. Valid passport (check the validity and renew it if necessary)
  3. Copy of passport (saved digitally or to be kept separately from the original)
  4. Visa on Arrival if applicable
  5. Insurance policy Health insurance abroad (online)
  6. Vaccination card (check if you need to refresh your vaccinations)
  7. Flight ticket (printout or e-ticket)
  8. Travel credit card
  9. Cash
  10. List of emergency contacts and allergies, if applicable.
  11. Optional: Driving License & International Driving License (For Tuk Tuks)
  12. Optional: Diving license
  13. Optional: Waterproof document bag

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Checklist Electronics

  1. Mobile phone with charger
  2. Travel plug adapter type F + G
  3. Headphones
  4. Powerbank or solar charger
  5. Flashlight/headlamp
  6. Optional: Camera with charger
  7. Optional: Rain cover for your camera
  8. Optional: Laptop/ tablet/ e-reader/ Kindle with charger
  9. Optional: Multiple socket
  10. Optional: Rain cover for your smartphone

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Checklist toilet bag

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Dental floss
  4. Deodorant
  5. Hairbrush
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Shaver
  8. Shower gel/soap
  9. Shampoo/Conditioner
  10. Nail care
  11. Face lotion
  12. Lip protection
  13. Tweezers
  14. Hygiene articles 
  15. (Microfiber) towel
  16. Optional: Make-Up

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Checklist first-aid kit

  1. Hand sanitizer or wipes
  2. Mosquito repellent (e.g. Nobite, Autan, with ingredient DEET or similar)
  3. Painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin)
  4. Diarrhoea medication (e.g. Imodium Akut, charcoal tablets)
  5. Wound cream (e.g. Bepanthen)
  6. Plasters and blister plasters
  7. Tablets for seasickness/travel sickness (e.g. Superpep)

Personal comfort checklist

  1. Backpack (pay attention to hand luggage dimensions: 55x40x20 cm for the plane)
  2. Dry Bag 
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Earplugs / earplugs
  5. Books/Magazines
  6. Headgear/Cap
  7. Sleep mask
  8. Travel pillow (for flights and longer journeys)
  9. Optional: Card games, board games

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Checklist Environmentally Conscious Travel

With these little things you can actively help to avoid plastic in Thailand and simply make your contribution to environmental protection:

  1. Reusable silicone tubes filled with your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
  2. Reusable bottle (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)
  3. Optional: Reusable cup (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold)
  4. Optional: Stainless steel outdoor cutlery (knife, spoon, fork, chopsticks, straw)

Climate in Thailand: packing list for every season

Thailand is located in the tropics and has a humid tropical savannah climate with year-round rainfall in the northern part and a tropical monsoon climate in the southern part. Due to the size of the country, the climate varies from region to region. The seasons are roughly divided into the rainy season from June to October, the dry season from November to February and the Thai summer from March to May. The summer differs from the dry season only with higher temperatures of more than 35°C. Temperatures in most regions range from 26 to 30°C and hardly fluctuate. Only in the higher elevations in the north, temperatures can vary more and in summer the average temperature is 25°C and in winter 13°C.

Thailand is also affected by climate change and the weather is constantly changing. Thus, it may rain for a week even during the dry season or be correspondingly dry during the rainy season. 

Dry season in Thailand 

The dry months in Thailand are usually distinguished between the cool season and the hot season. The months from November to February are considered the cool season. Temperatures during this time are significantly lower than in summer and "only" reach up to 33°C, while at night they drop to 14°C. These months are often called the best time to travel, which is why most tourists travel to Thailand from December onwards. This leads to higher prices and many tourists during the high season.

The hot season, also called Thai summer, are the months between March and May. At this time, especially bathing vacations on the coasts and beaches in the south of Thailand are popular. Here the thermometer can quickly reach around 40°C and most European tourists find it too hot. From April, however, it begins to rain again in the south and the temperatures drop to a pleasant level.

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Dry season packing list: clothes and shoes

  1. Underwear
  2. Socks 
  3. Pajamas/sleepwear
  4. Swimwear & towel
  5. Long, light pants/ jeans
  6. Shorts/Skirts
  7. T-shirts/tops (some should cover the shoulders)
  8. Thin longsleeve
  9. Beach dress/ beach outfit
  10. Light jacket
  11. Thin rain jacket
  12. Waterproof shoes
  13. Sneakers
  14. Sandals/FlipFlops

Thailand rainy season

The rainy season is always from May to October and is interspersed with short but heavy rain showers, which, however, usually occur in the late afternoon or evening. At this time there are the fewest tourists and the prices are significantly lower than during the high season. Even in the rainy season, Thailand is absolutely worth a trip, as nature begins to sprout and the weather is pleasantly warm, although quite humid, despite precipitation.

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Rainy season packing list: clothes and shoes

  1. Underwear
  2. Socks 
  3. Pajamas/sleepwear
  4. Swimwear and towel
  5. Long, light pants/ jeans
  6. Shorts/Skirts
  7. T-shirts/tops (some should cover the shoulders)
  8. Thin longsleeve
  9. Beach dress/ beach outfit
  10. Light jacket
  11. Thin rain jacket
  12. Waterproof shoes
  13. Sneakers
  14. Sandals/FlipFlops
  15. Umbrella
  16. Rain cover for your backpack

Recommended vaccinations

For your trip to Thailand, a vaccination or immunity is generally recommended against: Hepatitis A, for long-term stays or special exposure also against Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis.

Make sure that your standard immunizations are according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch-Institute are up to date.

Conclusion

On a round trip with many stops, it is simply easier to travel light. This means that less is more. The important documents, such as the passport, must not be missing, of course. In addition, with a light suitcase on the outbound flight, there is also more space for great travel souvenirs. Don't forget to pack your swimwear for the enchanting beaches of Thailand.

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