Vacation Packing Checklists

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The Mother of All Vacation Packing Checklists

If you travel, start with the list below. On it are documents, electronics, medical and miscellaneous items that you'll need on your journey.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you this, you look like a pretty smart cookie ... but, I'll just mention it anyway.

Don't pack everything from our list!

It's a guideline meant to get you started.

Your packing list should be composed of only the items that you decide are worthy of the space they'll take up in your luggage.

If you're not sure, here are some super savvy tips to help you make decisions about what goes ... and what doesn't.

At the end of this page click the "Next" button and you'll be directed to the packing page for personal items.

Vacation Packing Checklists - Documents

  • Flight tickets or Confirmation #
  • Passport - Visa - Birth certificate
  • Snail mail and e-mail addresses
  • Pre-paid phone card
  • Unlocked smart phone
  • Phone, Skype, Facetime numbers
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Business cards
  • Cash - Credit cards - Bank card
  • Copy of Vacation Packing List
  • Driver's license - International driver's license
  • Emergency numbers - Embassy address
  • Medical information - Vaccination documents - Copies of prescriptions
  • Vouchers - Coupons - Tickets
  • Itinerary
  • Travel Guide - Maps - Directions
  • Pocket Journal - Notebook and pen

Travel Checklist - Electronics

  • Cellphone or Smart phone & charger
  • Kindle Reader
  • Camera, manual, charger, extra chip & film
  • Lap Top, iPad, & charger
  • iPod - MP3 player - charger
  • Foreign-language dictionary - Phrase book or App
  • Compact DVD player and DVD's
  • Alarm clock (I know, but you may want to get up early for a special excursion or to catch a flight)

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Vacation Packing Checklists - Medical

  • Polysporin
  • Immodium
  • Laxative
  • Antacid
  • Band-Aids - Moleskin
  • Liquid bandage
  • Benadryl - Antihistamine
  • Contraception - Protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Contact lens solution & case
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Foot powder
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Gravol or motion sickness remedy
  • Lubricant
  • Analgesic - Ibuprofen, Tylenol etc.
  • ASA
  • Wide spectrum antibiotic (some trips)
  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamins - Herbal remedies
  • Sunscreen

Vacation Packing Checklists - Miscellaneous

  • Sunglasses
  • Anti-bacterial wipes or gel
  • Small sewing kit - safety pins
  • First Aid kit
  • Crazy Glue
  • Mini duct tape
  • Keys
  • Luggage locks
  • Massage oil
  • Plastic Zip-Loc bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Playing cards - Crib board - Dice
  • Q-Tips
  • Scented candle
  • Ear plugs
  • Sports gear
  • Rain gear
  • Umbrella
  • Reading material
  • Tweezers - Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Small flashlight
  • Book light
  • Night light
  • Eyeglass repair kit - Lens cloth
  • Speedsew or fabric glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Stain remover pen or wipes
  • Swiss army knife
  • Leatherman all purpose tool

Some Take-Along Suggestions

What's Next?

Now head over to Family Vacation Packing List for a list of clothing & personal gear for him, her and the kids!

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