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The Essential Travel Packing List

October 1, 2019

When you are planning for a trip, it really helps to have a travel checklist you can follow along with – to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Packing can be stressful and it’s easy to accidentally forget something important. With a checklist, you don’t have to think so hard. You can simply follow along with the checklist and make sure you have remember all the travel essentials you wanted to bring.

So, what should you include on your travel packing list? Your packing list for vacation will of course depend on where you are going and what you plan to do when you get there. However, there are a few essentials that you will likely want to bring along with you on any trip – which is why a general international travel packing list is helpful.

The key to packing light is to bring items that are compact and serve multiple purposes. For example, a sarong is a great travel essential. It can roll up very small but it can be used as a scarf, a skirt, a swimsuit cover-up, a towel and even a lightweight sheet or blanket. Another great item is a simple cotton dress that can be worn with casual shoes or sandals during the day, then dressed up with jewellery in the evening.

Also, remember that if you are coming for a long trip you might be able to find the items you need when you arrive. Most items are available in local shops and pharmacies abroad – with the exception of special prescription medication and some other personal items.

Travel Packing List: What to Pack for A Trip

Wondering what to pack for a trip? Here are some of the typical essentials that most travelers will want to bring with them on their trip. You can use this vacation packing list as a base for developing your own unique, personalized packing checklist.
travel packing list

Clothing Essentials

  • Socks
    Underwear
    Bras
    T-shirts
    Pajamas (although, these are not necessary if you are short on room. You can sleep in a t-shirt)
    Swimsuit
    Shorts
    Jeans
    Belt
    Dresses
    Skirts
    Sweaters (even if you’re in a warm destination, pack one lightweight layer for air-conditioned airports and buses)
    Scarves
    Sandals
    Running/Walking Shoes
    Purses/Handbags/Wallets
    Sarong
    Travel towel

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Dental Floss
    Soap
    Deodorant
    Shampoo/Conditioner (some hotels will have it, but it’s not guaranteed.)
    Hairbrush
    Hair elastics
    Hair products (gel, hairspray, mouse, etc.)
    Facial Cleanser
    Moisturizer
    Sunscreen
    Shaving supplies
    Contact lenses and solution
    Makeup/Makeup Remover
    Tampons/Pads/Diva Cup
    Birth control/Condoms
    Nail clippers
    Tweezers
    Hand sanitizer
    Bandages
    Antibacterial ointment
    Painkillers
    Insect repellant
    Imodium
    Motion sickness pills (especially if you will be traveling by boat)
    Cold and flu tablets
    Medications
    Anything specific to the location (such as antimalarial pills)

  • Electronics & Miscellaneous Items

  • Laptop
    Smartphone
    Chargers
    Adapter (research which type of electrical socket is used at your destination!)
    Digital camera
    Memory card
    E-reader
    Headphones
    Earplugs
    Tissues
    Gum
    Lip Balm
    Water bottle
    Sunglasses
    Important Documents & Travel Necessities
    Passport
    Flight confirmation
    Credit cards
    Emergency contacts
    Copies of passport/credit card, etc.

  • What do you include on your packing list? If there’s anything we’ve missed on this vacation checklist, let us know in the comments below.

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