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PACK LIKE A PRO!

Pack Like a Pro!

Don’t forget a thing when you’re on holidays. Use our easy checklist to ensure you pack all the holiday essentials for a stress free getaway.

Don’t pack your life

  1. Don’t pack your entire beauty routine.
  2. Don’t pack more than one guidebook.
  3. Don’t pack your jewellery and valuables.
  4. Don’t pack unnecessary gadgets.
  5. Don’t pack things you can buy there.

Top packing tips

  1. Roll your clothes, it maximises space.
  2. Pack your toiletries into zip lock bags rather than bulky cases.
  3. Pack earplugs for the flight, you never know who will be sitting behind you!
  4. Pack an empty water bottle in your carry-on to fill with water once you are through security.

Packing Checklist

Use the following as a handy checklist or download the PDF and print it out.

Download PDF

Travel documents and the essentials

  • Car rental confirmations
  • International calling card or roaming
  • Cash
  • Contact info for credit card companies
  • Credit and ATM cards
  • Travel documents (plane, train, cruise, other)
  • Day pack
  • Driver’s license and photocopy
  • E-tickets
  • Guidebook(s)
  • Hotel reservations
  • Insurance information
  • Medical and vaccination records
  • Membership cards (AAA, frequent flyer)
  • Money belt/pouch
  • Passport, visa(s) and photocopies
  • Traveller’s checks

Personal items and hygiene

  • Body lotion
  • Clothesline
  • Cologne/perfume
  • Conditioner
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton swabs
  • Curling iron/hair straightener
  • Deodorant
  • Eye drops
  • Face wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Floss
  • Glasses
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hair care products
  • Hair dryer
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Lip balm
  • Moist towelettes
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail clippers
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Tissues/paper towels
  • Toiletry bag
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Towel/wash cloth
  • Universal sink stopper

Clothing and accessories

  • Beach cover-up
  • Belt
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Dress(es)
  • Dress shoes
  • Extra hangers
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Hiking boots
  • Jacket/fleece
  • Jewellery
  • Knit hat
  • Long underwear
  • Pyjamas/sleepwear
  • Pants/trousers
  • Rain boots
  • Raincoat
  • Sandals
  • Scarf
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Shower shoes
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Stockings
  • Suits and ties
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Swimsuit
  • Runners
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Watch
  • Water shoes
  • Hat

Medications and health

  • Allergy pills
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Bandages
  • Cold medicine
  • Contraceptives
  • First-aid kit
  • Herbal supplements
  • Malaria tablets
  • Motion sickness remedies
  • Nausea and diarrhoea remedies
  • Pain relievers
  • Prescriptions & letter from your doctor
  • Sleep medications
  • Vitamins
  • Water purification method

Gadgets

  • Camera and charger
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Tablet/e-reader and charger
  • Converters and adapters
  • Extension cord(s)
  • Extra memory cards or film
  • GPS
  • Laptop and accessories
  • Spare batteries
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Camera, video camera and charger

On the plane, train or cruise

  • Books or magazines
  • Earplugs
  • Eye mask
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Clear zip-lock bag for liquids/gels
  • Travel blanket
  • TSA-approved luggage locks

In the car

  • Antifreeze
  • Driving directions
  • Jumper cables
  • Keys
  • Maps
  • Motor oil
  • Pillow and blanket
  • Spare tire or donut
  • Windshield wiper fluid

Beach, camping and outdoors

  • Air mattress
  • Beach bag
  • Beach towel
  • Binoculars
  • Camping stove/fuel
  • Can opener
  • Compass/GPS
  • Cutlery/dishes
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Lighter
  • Shortwave radio
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Tent
  • Trekking poles
  • Umbrella
  • Water bottle

Family

  • Baby food
  • Baby powder
  • Baby shampoo
  • Bibs
  • Birth certificate
  • Bottles
  • Car seat
  • CD’s/DVD’s
  • Changing pad
  • Child’s toilet seat
  • Children’s books
  • Children’s pain reliever
  • Colouring books
  • Crayons/markers
  • Nappies
  • Extra clothes
  • Food/snacks
  • Formula or juice
  • Highchair
  • Infant carrier
  • Kid-friendly camera
  • Nursing pads
  • Pacifiers
  • Playing cards
  • Portable crib
  • Portable DVD player
  • Portable playpen
  • Stroller
  • Stued animals
  • Sun hat
  • Swim diapers
  • Toys
  • Travel games
  • Waterproof sheets
  • Video games
  • Wipes

Miscellaneous

  • Address book
  • Chewing gum
  • Drinks
  • Highlighters
  • Journal
  • Pen(s)
  • Plastic bags
  • Sewing kit
  • Snacks

Download Checklist

Download a handy printable checklist.

Download PDF

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