Indonesia’s Bali, the island of the Gods is one of the most beautiful and clean destinations that you can explore. Bali has enough things to offer every traveller be it spiritual seeker, a beach lover or even a backpacker.  Here is a Bali packing list for you that will help you take the essentials and relaxed.

Bali Packing List

Bali annually has pleasant weather. May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28°C. The coldest month is January when the temperature is 26°C. The sun is always shining through. Please don’t plan to get tanned!

Choose your luggage wisely 


Depending upon how long is your trip, choose your luggage wisely. If you are planning to hike, please carry a backpack which has a detachable day pack with it. You can detach the daypack when needed and you are sorted.


Bali consists of many temples and a few other spiritual places where short dresses, shorts and sleeveless tops are not allowed in. So keep a cover-up in your bag so that you can put on a jacket or a Sarong and later you can remove it later if you want to. Sarong has multiple usages. So make sure to carry one with you. It is light and easy to pack too.


If you don’t wish to overpack, you should choose your shoes wisely. You might need different types of shoes in Bali. So include the following in your Bali packing list:

Walking Shoe

Avoid carrying heels with you. Flats will always be comfortable and will not kill your feet. Going around in the city is easier with walking shoes. Prefer the ones that go with most of your outfits. This will save you some space.

Flip Flop 

Flip flops are the best when you are hitting the beach. They are easily washable and dry quickly. The best part is that they won’t take much space in your luggage as well.

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Flip flops


Packing minimum is the key to a perfect packing. Try to mix and match and use the laundry as much as possible. Reusing your clothes will help you carry less with you. A week’s packing can have:

  • Two to three tops
  • Two dark coloured trousers that go with everything
  • Swimsuits
  • Track pants
  • Party dress
  • A light jacket (just in case it gets cold)
  • Sarong
  • long skirt/short skirt
  • 2 comfortable t-shirts and
  • Two nightwear
  • Undergarments

This much clothing should be sufficient for a weeks trip. Any hotel or resort will provide you with laundry facilities. Might as well use it!

First-aid kit

Never ever forget to carry a first-aid kit with you. Keep all the basic necessities in the kit and carry all your prescriptions with you. apart from that, here is what your kit should contain:

  • Loperamide
  • Digital thermometer
  • Band-aids
  • Bandages
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Motion Sickness medicine
  • Gauze pads
  • Mosquito repellants
  • Antibiotics
  • Sunburn treatment
  • Antiseptics
  • Sunburn protection

These aids are more than sufficient for your safety. In addition to this, if you think there is any other medicine, make sure you don’t forget them.

A red first aid box with supplies for dressings in front
First Aid Kit

Beach Protection

You will be on the beach and there you need to take care of your skin. Sun tanning is not good for your skin. Too much sun on your skin can cause inflammation and even skin cancer. Try to protect your skin as much as you can. Following things can help you do that:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • After sun-lotion

Sun protection is one factor that you shouldn’t miss. It is a very small thing but will help you a lot in future.


An underwater camera is a good choice to carry with you in your Bali packing list. Apart from the electronic gadgets that you will be carrying, don’t forget to carry waterproof bags for them. Even for your phone. A waterproof cover for your phone and camera is always good if you want to click some beautiful underwater clicks. Don’t forget the chargers and batteries.


Where ever you stay you might get toiletries there. But it is always good to carry your own. By chance, if you didn’t get it you will have a backup. Some of the items that you want to pack are:

  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Moisturiser
  • Conditioner
  • Mouthwash
  • Aftersun lotion
  • Sunscreen

These essentials are enough to take along for a relaxing trip to Bali. You can add other things based on your preferences to your Bali packing list like books, music or snacks. But the above-mentioned essentials will help you make your trip a hit!

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