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Peru Packing List for a 6 Day Trip

My packing list for our trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I did not bring that hat with me though, LOL...

I always create lists to help pack for trips (I put them in Notes in my iPhone so I can add things as I think of them), so I figured I'd share in case it's helpful to someone else. Here's a list of what I brought to Peru, all in my carry-on and a small backpack (personal item).

I always group them between three categories: 1) what I plan to wear on the plane (which is important because it usually has to be comfy enough to sleep in but also often includes my bulkiest items, like hiking boots or warm weather jackets); 2) what I will pack in my suitcase; and 3) what I will put in my purse or backpack (personal item).

This particular trip consisted of a lot of hiking--in relatively cold weather at times--so that's why you'll see a lot of activewear and cold weather clothing.

So without further ado, here is what I packed for our 6 day trip to Peru, leaving nothing out.


  • Patagonia Rain shell

  • Black North Face Puffy

  • Green North Face Vest

  • Green Athleta base layer

  • Green Alo moto leggings

  • Smartwool Trekking socks

  • Dark grey lululemon base layer

  • Light grey lululemon t-shirt

  • Black Alo leggings

  • Tank tops (x3) - I like the "Power Y" tanks from Lululemon

  • Grey thick socks (#2)

  • Peat Athleta base layer

  • Tan Alo yoga pants

  • Tan warm socks

  • Compression socks

  • 2nd pair of hiking boots - this ended up being really important because it rained several times and it was nice to have dry boots to change into

  • Travel umbrella

  • Underwear (7)

  • Extra Bra

  • 2nd pair of jeans

  • Small LV crossbody bag

  • iPhone charger

  • Apple Watch charger

  • iPad charger

  • GoPro charger

  • Power bank charger

  • Sweaters

  • Covid tests! - at the time we went, the US was still requiring a negative Covid test to get back into the country. I have found that the best way to go about this is to bring at-home (but virtually monitored) Covid tests so that you can do them in the comfort of your hotel room rather than have to go to a testing clinic.

  • Travel Toiletry Kit - I have a toiletry kit just for travel with ALL my everyday essentials, ready to go whenever I need it.

  • Smaller toiletry kit bag for MP

  • Travel Makeup bag - similarly, I have a separate travel makeup bag with all my everyday makeup items in either travel or sample size.

  • Tampons

  • Altitude sickness pills

  • Vitamins

  • iPad (in outer pocket) - I have the Monos with the easily accessible outer pocket, so I put my iPad in here

  • Pajamas

  • Mosquito spray (2.5 oz so you can bring in carry-on)

  • Lenses for Sony

  • Extra batteries for Sony

  • Tripod

  • Cross-body Celine bag

  • Ankle socks

  • Hair Brush

  • Tank tops (x3)

  • Bikini

Bag: Small Hiking Backpack
  • Camera bag inside the backpack

  • Drone??? Small one maybe? - I ended up not bringing either of my drones, but I really wish I did. Even though they are prohibited at Machu Picchu (which is why I chose to leave them), I could have gotten some really beautiful shots in the Sacred Valley

  • Small Sony camera

  • GoPro Hero 8


  • Money

  • Credit cards

  • Charging bank

  • VACCINE CARD - though I found out that a photo will suffice.

  • Dramamine

  • Sunglasses

  • Printed email for train bags

My packing list for a short tript to Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Peru 6 Day Packing List

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