Going on a month-long trip with only a backpack is a bit challenging. If you like to dress up and also be practical at the same time, coming up with a 1-month backpacking list might be a headache to think of.

It took me a lot of time to list all the things I need for at least a month trip. It was for my first solo travel when I was 23 years old. I was very excited but also anxious about what to bring. I vividly remember that I search a lot of guides on the internet just to complete the packing list that best suits me.

I have to say, I was bold to travel Southeast Asia alone! It was the best thing I did and I am very happy with my experience.

So if you are planning to travel for at least 1 month or more, I want to share my packing list.

My ultimate 1-month backpacking list


  • Tops (1 Sleevess, 1 Longsleeve, 1 shirt, 1 crop top, 1 off-shoulder)
  • Dress
  • Leggings
  • Loose trousers
  • Shorts (1 denim, 1 light, 1 casual)
  • Pants
  • Bra (2 basic bras, 1 strapless)
  • Underwear (7 pieces)
  • Swimsuit (1 pair)
  • Rashguard
  • Socks (2 pairs)
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Small bag
  • Crocs / Slipper
  • Shoes
  • Fiber towel


  • Laptop with charger
  • Phone with charger
  • Powerbank
  • External Hard drive
  • USB
  • Memory card
  • Camera with charger, batteries, and selfie stick/tripod
  • Universal Travel Adaptor

Toiletries and others:

  • Medicines
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Note: You can buy other toiletries in your destination so no need to bring a lot! However, here are the things I brought with me!

  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Conditioner
  • Soap

I was using an Osprey Backpack that I bought 6 years ago. It is an Osprey Stratos 50 Men’s Backpacking Backpack. Until now, I am still using it so I highly recommend it.

The Ultimate 1-Month Backpacking List 1

I have a sack backpack for my essentials such as my passport and my laptop. It was a custom bag. It was very practical to have a small bag for easy access to the things we need during the whole travel process.

Conclusion: I am very happy with the things I brought to my trip and I even had space to bring souvenirs back home. Hope you can use this list and if you think I should bring any important things on my travel. Feel free to comment below!

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1 Month Backpacking List

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