Packing for vacation? Getting ready to travel? Take a look at this travel packing list so you pack the important items for your vacation or holiday. The holiday and vacation packing checklist is all you need, whether this is your first vacation or you’re a seasoned globetrotter. This is a helpful packing checklist.
One of the most stressful things you have to do before you even get into the car to head to the airport is packing for your holiday or vacation. This handy holiday packing checklist might help you before you actually start packing and it might help you ensure that you don’t leave home missing essential items to pack into your suitcase for your holiday.
This list is not complete nor will it suit everyone or every type of holiday since a checklist for a city break will be different from a packing checklist for a 3 stop long haul trip.
Simply cross out items you don’t need then tick off the items from the list by your suitcase as you pack for your holiday.
The travel packing checklist below does NOT include clothes as everyone is different. Hopefully, this travel and vacation packing checklist will help with the other items which you may wish to bring. If you spot any omissions please make a comment and we can add it to the list.
Passports (ensure they are at least 6 months in date)
Drivers License (should you wish to hire a car)
Visas if required by your destination
Wallet – Debit and Credit Cards
Cash / Travelers checks
Emergency phone numbers
Hotel, rental car, confirmation details
Copies of your travel insurance
Guidebooks & Maps
Contact numbers to report lost credit
Electric Plug adapter
Cell Phone adapter
iPod / iPhone Charger
Books and magazines
iPod Earphones (ideal for the flight)
Personal Items / Toiletries
Travel alarm clock and batteries
Glasses, sunglasses and contacts
Anti-bacterial hand gel or wipes
Small first-aid kit
Shampoo and conditioner
Cosmetics & Soap
Razor and shaving cream
Sunblock & After Sun
Locks for your Luggage (and keys!)
Luggage name tags (include phone and email)
Hiking Boots (make sure they are very clean prior to packing if traveling to Australia or new Zealand)
Camera, Flash & Lenses
Camera Mini-Tripod (for the photo enthusiast)
Camera Battery Charger (e.g. Canon DSLR type)
Extra film or memory card
Memory Card Holders (to keep them safe)
Journal and pen (if you like keeping notes on where you were)
Sweets for the Journey
Finally is the house locked and is the heating off and everything plugged out?
I hope this holiday packing checklist helps you on your vacation
Remember to pack all liquids and gels into your checked luggage.
Don’t forget to check that there are no sharp items packed into your hand luggage.
Perhaps ask a neighbour to check in on your house when you are away.
Have a good time on your trip.
Updated March 2018