Rejecting over-packing and only bringing the bare essentials is smart whether traveling to Mumbai, India, or Auckland, New Zealand.

Each different location has its own packing challenges. A trip through a city requires different clothes and gear than trips to the outdoors. Besides the landscape and geography of a destination, you also have to consider climate factors like temperature and humidity. For example, a dark cotton shirt will work more in a city than in a rainforest.

But how do you know if something will work in one location or another? I've found the best way to look at other packing lists going to the same destination and see what other people bring. Maybe you missed something, or another traveler had a good idea of what to bring. Please enjoy our collection of packing lists grouped by destination.