Packing list family vacation in thailand

Packing list for a trip to Thailand with children

Toys, bathing suits, diapers … and your own favorite dress should also be included. It never fits in your travel bag! Doesn’t work – it works! Here you will find our packing list for a trip to Thailand with children, but of course also for long-distance trips with children in general. We packed clothes for about a week, after which, in our experience, you have to wash (anyway) …

Backpack or trolley case for Thailand?

Even though Thailand was and is a classic backpacker country, today most tourists travel with trolleys. The streets are usually well suited for this, and you don’t usually have to walk much more than a few meters (e.g. to the bus) on foot with luggage. Since we are also traveling with a buggy in Thailand, we have to strap one of the large bags on our backs every now and then. A backpack trolley like the Osprey Sojourn is of course particularly suitable for this because it combines both functions. You shouldn’t expect miracles from the backpack straps, but you can easily manage the 200 meters to the ferry.

Take your backpack with you?

In our experience, a child’s own backpack only makes sense if the child can carry it for at least ten minutes (fully packed!). So you shouldn’t choose the size too big. Our four-year-old son is proudly shouldering a frog-green children’s backpack from Deuter (12 liter volume) every few days, but of course there are also a whole host of other children’s backpacks in different sizes and colors.

Packing list for children

Baby, 1 year

  • Bath towel (if you want to save space and weight, take one here, but it’s not for everyone)
  • Water wings (we have them, they are extra safe because of their styrofoam core)
  • 2 x UV shirt
  • 2 x baby hats with UV protection
  • event. A light UV blanket
  • 6 bodysuits
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 2 shorts
  • 1 long pants
  • 1 long-sleeved shirt
  • 1 thin jacket
  • 2 dresses
  • 2 tights
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of leather slippers / walking shoes
  • 2 – 3 cheesecloths
  • 1 drinking bottle for milk
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 small thermos
  • 5 pacifiers &# 128578;
  • 1 package of diapers for the start
  • 1 packet of swim diapers
  • 2 packages of wet wipes for the start
  • flannel
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Baby book
  • Ev. milk powder

To sleep:

  • Baby tent (Deryan’s are cheap, light and extremely stable, come in two sizes, see our review)
  • stuffed animal
  • 2 x pajamas
  • large, thin cloth, e.g. B. Sarong or the like.

For the transport:

  • Buggy (we have the Koelstra Simba and he has endured a lot (!) So far, see our review)
  • Manduca

Toddler, 4 years

  • Bath towel (sports towel)
  • arm floats
  • 2 x UV shirt
  • 2 x cap or hat
  • Ev. snorkeling equipment
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 3 shorts
  • 1 long pants
  • 2 long-sleeved shirts
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of bathing shoes
  • 1 pair of flip-flops
  • 1 water bottle
  • toothbrush and toothpaste

To sleep:

  • children tent
  • stuffed animal
  • 2 x pajamas
  • Ev. sleeping diapers
  • large, thin cloth, e.g. B. Sarong or the like.

Our son also has his own small backpack (link) with books, painting stuff and some toys.

Packing list for adults

For Anne:

  • bath towel
  • 2 bikinis / swimsuit
  • sports stuff
  • 5 x underwear
  • 2 x sleeping things
  • 4 dresses
  • 2 skirts
  • 5 t-shirts
  • 2 long shirts / thin jackets / cardigans
  • 1 thick tights (flights)
  • 2 pairs of flip-flops
  • 1 pair of ballerinas
  • 1 long trousers (thin fabric)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • Washing and hygiene articles

For Julian:

  • 1 towel
  • 5 t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve
  • 2 shorts
  • 1 long pants
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of flip-flops
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • snorkeling equipment


  • 2 cell phones
  • 2 charging cables
  • 1 eBook reader with travel guides (e.g. Kindle Voyage)
  • 1 tablet
  • 1 camera (we have had the Sony NEX 3 for a few years and are very satisfied, so that almost all of the photos on this website were taken &# 128578; )
  • 1 USB stick
  • 1 SD card


  • passports
  • Photos on your mobile phone and copies of all important documents (bookings, hotel confirmations, international health insurance, visa …)

For the health:

  • You can find a list with a travel pharmacy for holidays with children in our checklist for trips with children to Thailand.
  • Sunscreen and aftersun (plenty, is often expensive in Thailand)

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