Packing List

VTake the stress out of packing for your next trip. Print out this checklist and check off the necessary items as you go.

1. Luggage

  • Personal Item (Purse, Laptop Bag, or Backpack)
  • Carry-on Luggage
  • Main Luggage/Checked Bag/Toiletry Bag

If flying, luggage size and weight restrictions may apply by airline.
Visit your preferred airline’s website for more details.

2. Documents

  • Passport/Visa(s)
  • Personal ID/State and/or Student ID Card
  • Loyalty Program Card(s) and/or Account Numbers for Hotel Chains and Car Rental
  • Cash and Credit Card(s) – Call your bank and credit card companies before you travel to inform them of your travel to avoid disruption
  • Health Insurance Cards/Document(s)
  • Travel Insurance Information
  • RCI Confirmation, Hotel Reservations, and Itineraries – make sure to have printed copies and electronic copies just in case
  • Hotel and/or Tour Contact Information
  • Transportation Tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
  • Emergency Contacts and Important Addresses
  • Make photocopies of all wallet contents in case of being lost or misplaced.
  • Guide Books and Maps

3. Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Kit
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Face Wash/Toners/Creams
  • Nail Clippers/Tweezers
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Brush/Comb

4. Tech and Necessities

  • Phone, Tablet, Smart Watch and Associated Chargers
  • Ear Buds or Headphones and Chargers
  • Camera, Memory Card and Chargers
  • Electric Converters and Adapters (for international travel)
  • Travel Pillow/Ear Plugs/Eye Shade
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Footwear (Season, Destination, and Activity Based)

5. Health and Safety

  • Prescription Medications
  • Pain Relievers
  • Vitamins
  • Cold and Flu Medications
  • Sunscreen/Sunburn Lotions
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • First Aid Kit
  • Throat Lozenge

6. Before You Go

  • Pre-pay All Bills Due Prior to Your Return
  • Find a Pet Sitter
  • Ask a Neighbor to Take Care of Your Lawn/House
  • Clean Out Refrigerator
  • Take Out All Trash
  • Unplug All Appliances
  • Call the Bank/Credit Cards to Let Them Know You Are Traveling
  • Have the Post Office Hold Your Mail
  • Hold Deliveries Until Your Return
  • Turn off AC/heater
  • Lock All Windows and Doors
  • Provide Neighbor With a Key, Travel and Contact Information
  • Check-In To Your Flight