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Vietnam Packing List

Vietnam Travel Packing List

What to pack for your Vietnam adventure as you travel through Southeast Asia. Review the quick packing list before you go. Download the free Vietnam Packing List Google Sheet at the end of this travel essentials list.


For Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia, light, loose-fitting clothing items that you can layers are ideal. Pack light items that you can wear over and over again.

  • Travel pants or hiking trousers

  • Travel shorts

  • Long-sleeve breathable shirts

  • Short-sleeve breathable shirts

  • Swimsuit

  • Waterproof clothing

  • Waterproof lightweight or rain jacket

  • Sports Bra for women

  • Underwear

  • Sweatshirt or Cardigan for layering


Wear shoes that are easy to put on and take off. It is common when entering Vietnamese homes and even some shops to remove footwear. This is less common in tourist areas.

  • Waterproof, worn-in hiking shoes

  • Closed toed shoes

  • Athletic socks

  • Waterproof socks

  • Sandals or flip flops


  • Camera

  • Telephoto and standard lense

  • Extra Memory Cards

  • Extra camera batteries

  • Travel camera strap

  • Cash for tour guides

  • Bug repellent or wipes

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Hair ties

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses


  • Electrolyte tablets

  • Aloe vera oil

  • Insect repellent or wipes

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip balm

  • Hair and grooming products

  • Travel toothbrush

  • Toothpaste Deodorant

  • Lightweight travel washcloth or towel

  • Baby powder

  • Extra contact lense solution (if applicable)

  • Travel first-aid essentials such as immodium, pepto bismol, anti-bacteria medication, hand sanitizer and band-aids

Travel Documents

  • Passport

  • Passport print out

  • Photo ID

  • Photo ID print out

  • Secondary Photo print out

  • Visa print out

Copy Vietnam excel packing list Google Sheet

Download Vietnam Packing List PDF Checklist

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