I always suggest that everyone makes a packing list. It should include everything you need for a trip lasting anywhere from 2-4 days. I personally plan for 3. And that’s all you need to take regardless of how long the trip lasts.
If the trip is for longer than the 2-4 days, you do some laundry, replenish toiletries, and you can go forever.
As for packing lists, well, no two are the same. They are as individual as fingerprints. I make new packing lists for every trip depending on where I’m going, what I’m planning to do, the weather, etc. I have a core list I start with and build from there.
Feel free to share your packing lists in the “Packing List” section of the Reader’s Forum
One little suggestion: If you’re going on an extended trip, travel can get very stressful. Take something along with you that will help to make you feel more at home or relaxed when the stress gets to you.
As an example, I take an immersion heater and folding rubber cup, along with some tea bags, so I can make myself a cup of tea just about anywhere.