The Best Travel Packing List

|   Last Updated on April 3, 2020

Before you start packing for your trip, make a list of things you will be needing so you won’t carry too many unnecessary things with you.

Considering that packing can be tiring and stressful, make a list 10 days earlier, shop all your essentials, iron your wardrobe, take care of your shoes, check all the accessories you carry with you, and then start the final pack for the trip.

Traveling can be very exciting, but very often if you are careless, you can injure yourself or hurt someone else.

So it’s a good idea to always bring a small first aid bag with you. Bring along your headache, nausea and pain pills if you have allergy and climate change problems.

Be sure to bring a bandage in case of physical injury.

Most people, and especially women, often pack too many things, which in the end don’t go out of the suitcase. If you’re traveling for summer, bring some warm things with you in case there is a change in temperature or precipitation.

When traveling by plane, keep in mind the restrictions when it comes to the weight of your luggage. If you are traveling in business class you can carry up to 2 pieces of luggage with you at no extra cost.

On the other hand, luggage weight can be up to 32 kg, and for economy class between 20-23 kg. Do not overdo it with clothing or footwear.

Bring comfortable shoes and a pair of stylish shoes if you are planning an outing. If there is a swimming pool at the hotel, bring your swimsuit with you. Pajamas, towels, intimate lingerie are also an integral part of your luggage.

Be careful with the cosmetic bag and carry only the essentials. Today you do not have to carry a large number of bottles (shampoo, balm, shower gel, etc.), but you can buy a set of small bottles and fill them with shampoo, gel, etc. Of course you can expect to get mini cosmetics at the hotel, but if you like to use your own cosmetics, you can apply a small bottle tip. If you are traveling for summer, be sure to bring with you cream with a protective factor.

If you carry with you things of great value (laptop, tablet, camera, mobile phone, jewelry, etc.), money and personal documents (passport, ID, etc.), always carry with you in a separate bag. Bring along with you an insurance policy, and if you are traveling with large amounts of cash, spread your money in several different places. If you carry the devices mentioned above, be sure to bring the charger for each device with you. If your camera’s batteries run out quickly, bring along a battery charger. While traveling, you cannot predict the weather. That’s why you need to bring an umbrella and a nylon raincoat with you to protect yourself from possible precipitation.

To keep your trip comfortable, bring a sleeping pillow and a blanket with you. For fun, it is advisable to bring an interesting book, magazine, games. If you don’t mind noise, bring earplugs. Don’t forget snacks and water.

To make things easier, here is the travel packing list for almost every occasion:


  • Underwear
  • Shirts
  • Coats
  • Socks
  • Jeans
  • Jackets
  • Pants
  • Hats
  • T-Shirts
  • Skirts
  • Scarves
  • Pajamas
  • Dresses
  • Gloves
  • Sleeveless Suit
  • Handkerchief
  • Swimsuit
  • Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Sweaters
  • Sportswear
  • Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hats
  • Umbrella
  • Slippers Bags
  • A purse for money
  • Ballet Flats
  • Jewelry Sewing Kit
  • Slippers
  • Sunglasses
  • Boots
  • Ski equipment
  • Heels
  • Diving equipment
  • Belts

Packing Travel Documents:

  • Passport, Drivers licence, ID card
  • Health cards, Social Security cards
  • Travel Insurance
  • Credit and debit cards, Travelers checks, money
  • International driving licence
  • Tickets
  • Vouchers
  • Embassy addresses, contacts, hotel address
  • Copies of relevant documents, scanned version of documents
  • Devices:
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Laptop Computer
  • Tablet
  • Chargers for phone, camera, camera, laptop
  • Batteries for appliances, memory cards, external hard drive
  • Headphones
  • Hair dryer
  • Cables

Packing Your Personal Travel Pharmacy:

  • Surface wound disinfectant
  • Nausea remedy
  • Pain and/or fever remedy
  • Diarrhea medicine or intestinal flora remedy
  • A cure for constipation
  • Repellent in stick or mosquito spray
  • Remedy after insect bite
  • Bandages
  • Thermometer

Packing Travel Accessories:

  • Sunglasses
  • Slippers
  • Beach towel / deckchair
  • Hat or cap
  • Umbrella
  • Beach bag
  • Cosmetics and body care products:
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Balsam
  • Hairspray, hair gel
  • Face cream, body cream, sun cream
  • Tanning cream
  • Body lotion
  • Perfume / deodorant
  • Shaver
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Brush / comb
  • Makeup and makeup remover
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Shaving foam
  • Wet wipes

Miscellaneous Items to Pack When Traveling:

  • Maps
  • Contacts
  • Addresses of friends and family for postcards
  • Pictures of luggage and luggage contents, if they are misplaced, missing or stolen
  • A pillow and blanket for the trip
  • A small pack of laundry powder

Packing Can Be a Skill!

The skill of packing quickly and efficiently for a trip is half the job, and if you learn a few simple tricks, you will finish that job stress-free and be able to pack in less than twenty minutes for a weekend trip.

The skill of packing quickly and efficiently for a trip is half the job, and if you learn a few simple tricks, you’ll end up with that stress-free job and be able to pack in less than twenty minutes for a weekend trip.

However little time you have until your plane takes off, be sure to take a few minutes and choose the right suitcase size.

If you are going to a neighboring country, it is logical that you do not need a huge suitcase, and vice versa: if you are going on an overseas trip you will want more than a hand luggage.

Other options include 2-in-1 medium-sized luggage – a wheeled suitcase that can also serve as a backpack if needed, but spacious enough to house clothes, shoes and cosmetics for a few days.

The most important thing is to check the rules of the airline you are flying with your luggage: if you show up at an airport with a suitcase that is too heavy or over-sized, you may have to pay an extra fee for it and you may miss the flight.

Successful last-minute packaging involves preparing yourself in advance. Keeping the things you need in one place at home, drastically reduces the chances of getting to an airport without a passport.

Majority of travel bloggers are recommending that, if you travel often, that you have a drawer in your apartment where you will keep your passport, insurance policy, airline tickets and other essential travel documents, so you can pack them quickly if you are in a hurry.

Of course, all of these things do not have to be literally in a drawer, but can be stored in a separate bag, box, or cabinet. Also, be sure to have a folder in your phone, tablet or computer, in which you will have copies and digital versions of your documents.

You can also put in your travel pack an emergency charger for your phone, wet wipes and similar items that you will need along the way. A good tactic is to always have one basic list of things on your phone that you may need on any trip that you can add destination-specific things to in relation to the weather and activities you plan to do.

In case you are traveling to a rainy city that you want to explore and tour, it is logical that you will bring your raincoat, waterproof shoes and umbrella and leave all your leather shoes at home.

This is very important, because inadequate choice of clothing can not only cost you (you should always buy the necessary things at your destination) but also completely ruin your travel experience or endanger your health.

When packing, make an effort to choose pieces of clothing that can be combined with each other such as shorts, heels, plain T-shirts and simple footwear.

Avoid clothes that you would normally never wear unless you are in for a special event or activity that involves a special clothing combination.

A useful tip is to have these clothes made of synthetic materials (sports active laundry) that dry quickly and that will make it easier for you to do your laundry on the trip.

Choosing shoes is especially important as it must be comfortable, according to the weather and the clothing combinations you have chosen.

And otherwise – and especially when you’re late for a flight, so you want to make the boarding process as easy as possible – pack your stuff at the airport, such as documents, airline tickets, liquids, and electronic devices, at the end so you on top of your carry-on luggage, or better yet, in a special case that you can easily open during airport checks.

If you put your laptop in the bottom of your carry-on luggage, you should be prepared to open the case, move the neatly stacked things, and remove it for control.

Although you can find hundreds of texts and “Youtube” tutorials on the internet today, detailing how to pack the perfect suitcase when packing at the last minute, it is only important that you pack what you need and minimize excess items.

Focus on the essentials, to pack what you won’t be able to do without, especially if you are in trouble over time.

Aside from keeping your contacts on your phone, make sure you write them down on a piece of paper, you never know what can happen to your phone. Check your passport and ID so that they do not expire.

You should also tell the bank if you are traveling abroad so that you do not suspect fraudulent activity and freeze your card. Email yourself a copy of your passport, driver’s license, ID card, so if something happens to them, you will be able to access them online.

Packing When Travelling With a Baby?

If you are traveling with a baby, travel packing list should be updated. First of all, bring a good suitcase – one that should be sturdy, waterproof and bulky. Baby clothes should be cotton, for warm and cold weather.

Keep in mind that babies get dirty fast, count for a minimum of three dressings per day. Pack enough socks and appropriate footwear if the child is starting to rise or walk. Also, bring a hat or cap (handkerchiefs are very practical because they fit with each head).

Pack diapers, cotton (if you still use a wide bandage), and also disposable ones. If you are going to a place that has problems with water supply or is too far from shops that sell baby stuff, bring enough diapers that could last for a few days.

Traveling With Children

If you are traveling with an older child, the wardrobe should be cotton, comfortable, and be sure to bring beach variants (T-shirts and shorts), for warm and cold weather, and also socks.

Beach shoes (sandals), for hot and cold weather (sneakers for example) are obligatory.

Young children should not wear slippers, especially NOT plastic ones, that are completely flat, as the foot may become deformed in them (the child may turn their feet inwards, for example).

On the beach, it is best for the child to be barefoot, provided that they are not threatened with glass, unlit cigarettes, or hot sand and gravel. Plastic water sandals are a good solution, especially if there are sharp stones or sea urchins.

A few days before the trip, take out the things you wrote down and put them in the washer.

Check everything and make sure your wardrobe is clean and ready to pack. In fact, only when you iron it will it be ready to be lowered into a suitcase.

To make it easier for you to sort out the things that are urgent to iron but also the easiest to iron. So, wash your T-shirts, pants or shorts right away, and put your dresses and shirts aside and iron them on the last day, because they will minimize the crunch as you reach your desired destination.

Put big things, shoes, and bags on the bottom because you’ll be able to put and fit all the other things in between.

Put all liquid products (creams, shapes, balms, soaps, body milk, hair sprays) in some kind of bag because even if it spills, it will not end up in your clothes. Therefore, choose plastic bags rather than cloth.

Pack your jewelry in special boxes or bags and make sure it is safe. Always carry valuable jewelry with you, in case your luggage gets lost and does not arrive when you do.

Apply all these advises, and be free to consider yourself a packing master.

Last Updated on April 3, 2020


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