the ULTIMATE travel packing checklist

 

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This lifesaving travel packing checklist will get you to-and-from your destinations fully-prepared and without a single worry. It’s great for every occasion and all seasons.

Through my travel experience, this packing list grew - and, unfortunately, it was when I was already at my new destination. I had to put something together for myself; I couldn’t stand being somewhere “without.” If all else fails, though, depending where you are, there’s most likely a corner store nearby!

Luggage

  • suitcase

  • carry-on (SR’s preference: carry-on, ONLY. no checked bags, ever. )

  • personal item (SR’s preference: backpack that maximizes airlines’ dimensions)

  • packing cubes

  • toiletries bags

  • shoe bags

 
 

Clothing for Travel

  • “travel day” clothes (airplane; public transportation)

  • tops (short sleeve, long sleeve; tanks; blouses; camisoles)

  • bottoms (leggings; pants; shorts; capris; skirts; skorts; wraps)

  • dresses

  • rompers

  • thermals (tops; bottoms)

  • outerwear (jackets; sweaters; cardigans; coats; raincoats)

  • bathing suit; cover-ups; rash guards

  • underwear

  • bras

  • socks; stockings

  • lingerie; spanks

  • pajamas

  • sweater; housecoat

  • workout clothes (bottoms; tops; compression wear; sports bras; socks; headbands; hair ties)

  • formal wear

Shoes

  • athletic; walking; hiking

  • dress shoes

  • flats

  • sandals

  • winter boots

  • rain boots

  • slippers

  • water excursion shoes

  • shower shoes

 
 

Accessories

  • wallet; purse

  • day pack (collapsible)

  • belts

  • scarves

  • ties

  • watch

  • hats (caps; beanies)

  • gloves

  • sunglasses; sunglasses case

  • jewelry

the ULTIMATE travel packing checklist

Medical

  • prescriptions, Rx

  • in-flight medication

  • prescription glasses; case

  • contact lenses; case

  • contact solution

  • vitamins

  • list of medications

the ULTIMATE travel packing checklist

Toiletries

  • toothpaste

  • toothbrush

  • dental floss

  • soap

  • face cleanser

  • face moisturizer

  • birth control

  • mouth wash

  • sunscreen

  • lotion

  • shower cap

  • body powder

  • anti-chafe balm

  • shampoo; conditioner

  • deodorant

  • lip balm

  • shower exfoliating gloves

  • microfiber shower/hand towel

  • hair spray; gel; serum

  • dry shampoo

  • hair straightener

  • hair curler

  • brush; comb

  • hair ties; headbands; bobby pins

  • flushable wipes

  • makeup (primer; foundation; eyeshadow; eyeliner; mascara; setting powder/spray; lipstick; gloss; makeup applicators)

  • makeup remover towelettes

  • first aid kit (band aids; antibiotic ointment; aspirin; eyedrops; antacids; cough suppressants; insect itch cream; sunburn relief; throat lozenges; allergy medicine; motion sickness medicine)

  • sleep aids

  • feminine hygiene products

  • perfume; cologne

  • air freshener

  • cotton swabs; rounds

  • razor; trimmer

  • shaving cream; aftershave

  • scissors

  • nail clippers; nail file

  • tweezers

  • tissue

  • earplugs

  • eye mask

  • oil absorbing sheets

  • compact mirror

  • hand sanitizer

  • antibacterial wet wipes

the ULTIMATE travel packing checklist

Electronics

  • cellphones

  • laptop; tablet

  • e-reader; e-books

  • camera; video camera (camera case; accessories; SD cards)

  • headphones

  • chargers

  • external batteries

  • cables; plugs

  • electronics carrying case

  • international power adapter

  • electronics carrying cases

 
 

Travel Documents

  • travel itineraries

  • boarding passes

  • passports

  • visa

  • driver’s license; IDs

  • international driver’s license

  • cash; checks

  • credit cards; debit cards

  • health insurance cards

  • emergency contact information

  • address book

  • house; car keys

  • frequent flyer; loyalty program

  • hotel reservation; contact

  • excursion; tour tickets

  • public transportation passes

  • parking garage confirmation

  • calendar

  • maps; directions

  • guidebooks

  • language guides

  • journal; notepad; paper

  • pens; pencils

  • luggage tags

the ULTIMATE travel packing checklist

Other

  • gaming device

  • money belt

  • audiobooks

  • reading material

  • music

  • travel liquid containers

  • sunglasses cleaner; wipes

  • travel neck pillow

  • travel blanket

  • travel footrest

  • water tumbler

  • gum; mints

  • hand warmer packets

  • water bags (for valuables)

  • lint roller

  • suitcase duster

  • umbrella

  • ear warmer headband

  • laundry bar; stain remover

  • laundry bag

  • sewing kit

  • flask

  • scuff remover

  • white noise machine; white noise music download

  • reading material

  • binoculars

  • food; snacks

  • deck of cards; games

  • whistle

  • alarm clock

Leaving your home alone

  • final confirmation of flight check-in; reservations; boarding passes; shuttles; parking garages; tours and excursion

  • review pending bills

  • email autoresponder

  • lock all doors and windows

  • care for household pets; plants

  • set home security system

  • home timed lighting system

  • unplug household appliances

  • review pending to-dos

  • turn off heater; air conditioner

  • care for lawn

  • clean out refrigerator perishable items

  • lower water heater temperature

  • store valuables

  • post office hold mail delivery

  • school/homework arrangements

  • hold newspaper delivery

  • leave house key and travel (lodging; flight; itineraries) information with relative or friend

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The ultimate travel packing checklist

author: suzanne rocco @ holistictravelers.com

 
 

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