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Camino trail packing list

Use this Camino packing list to get ready for your journey. Once you decide what route you want to walk, make sure to check the weather averages for the month you’ll be there to help plan clothing layers. One more tip: don’t be tempted to overpack. A lightweight pack will make your hike way more enjoyable (leave the hair dryer at home). Buen Camino!

See Camino de Santiago packing list pdf

Sleeping and shelter

Food and water

Hiking gear

Safety gear


Look into the average temperatures for the time of year you’re planning your hike. When it comes to materials, leave the cotton behind. Make sure your hiking shorts, long johns, pants, t-shirts, underwear and sports bra are made of quick-drying materials that wick moisture.

Travel essentials

  • Photo ID
  • Passport
  • Health insurance card
  • Travel insurance info
  • Itinerary, ticket and reservation info
  • Travel visa, if required
  • Camino Trail credential
  • Cash and credit/debit card for food and lodging along the trail

Personal items

Optional items