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Getting ready for vacation and haven’t started packing yet? Sometimes I don’t pack until a few hours before I have to leave. And I’ve forgotten a thing or two when I don’t use my packing list.

But you won’t forget to pack anything with the Ultimate Packing List. Bookmark this page or scroll to the bottom to download our free printable checklist.

The Ultimate Packing List

Never leave anything at home again with the Ultimate Travel Packing List from

1.  Travel Documents

One of the first things you should pack is your travel documents. Make sure you have your airline tickets, cruise documents, and passport if you’re traveling internationally.

Pro-tip: Make a copy of the first page of your passport.

2.  Technology

If you’re a tech geek, you definitely don’t want to forget any of your electronics. Remember to bring all chargers for all your gear. Double check that you have yo and . It would be a shame if you didn’t have any photos of your trip.

Pro-tip: Bring a car charger even if you’re not driving.

3.  Clothes

A handy list of the clothes you want to bring keeps you from leaving something behind.

  • Beach cover-up
  • Bra/s
  • Coat
  • Dresses
  • Dress socks
  • Jeans
  • Moisture-wicking shirts
  • Moisture-wicking socks
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Rain jacket
  • Sandals
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Socks
  • Suit
  • Sweater
  • Swim suit/trunks
  • T-shirts
  • Undershirt
  • Underwear
  • Wool socks
  • Workout gear

4.  Accessories

  • Belt
  • Cuff links
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye mask
  • Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Jewelry
  • Purse
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Tie/s
  • Watch

5.  Shoes

Bring an extra pair of shoes in case they get wet, stolen, or you’re doing activities that require different shoes.

  • Dress shoes
  • Flats
  • Flip-flops
  • Heels
  • Hiking boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water shoes

6.  Toiletries

If you’re traveling light with only a carry-on bag, your toiletries have to fit in a one-gallon ziplock bag. You can leave a lot of stuff at home if you stay at hotels. Because most hotels provide basic toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, and soap. Some hotels like Hyatt have a list of things you can get for free.

  • Comb
  • Conditioner
  • Contact lens solution
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Hair brush
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Razor
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

7.  Beauty Products

  • Contact lens solution
  • Curling Iron
  • Eye glasses
  • Flat Iron
  • Makeup
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail Clippers
  • Perfume
  • Tweezers

8.  Medications

There’s nothing worse than traveling and not knowing where to find a pharmacy or drug store. That’s why you should always bring:

  • Allergy
  • Aspirin
  • Contraceptive
  • Diarrhea
  • Ibuprofen
  • Motion sickness
  • Nausea
  • Prescription

9.  Other


Download our free checklist printable The Ultimate Packing List and you won’t forget to pack anything on your next trip.

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The Cubicle Chick

Thursday 26th of January 2017

These are some great tips to ensure that you have everything you need to travel. I have been meaning to create me a master packing list. I'll have to make sure these items are on it. - yolonda

Terri Beavers

Thursday 26th of January 2017

I always forget important things or things I wish I had packed when we travel. I'm going to print out your ultimate packing list so that doesn't happen next time.

Bonnie @wemake7

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

What a great packing list! I'm always forgetting something when I'm packing for a trip.

Kelly Hutchinson

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

This list was so helpful! We are traveling in a few weeks and it will come in handy. Thank you!

Up Run for Life

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

This is an extensive list. It has been a while since I have traveled. Hopefully, we can go somewhere fun this summer.

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