The complete travel packing list (2024)

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Want to make sure that you’ve packed everything you need for your trip? Super! Here’s a free printable vacation packing list that’ll help you do just that!

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This week I wanted to make you another printable that’ll simplify your traveling. It’s a complete vacation packing list so that you can feel at ease that you won’t forget to pack anything important.

I absolutely love traveling and it’s one of those things that’s always on my “dreams and goals list”.

But the packing part is the one that stresses me so much.

And I can’t tell you how many times I double-check that I have my passport and wallet with me on the departure day. Only after I’ve gotten rid off the checked luggage and have my boarding pass in my hand I start enjoying the trip… if even then. But at that point I can’t do much about anything anymore so I just “surrender” and accept that I’ve packed what I’ve packed and that’ll have to do.

So if you’re anything like me and you worry about your packing, then you’ll love this ultimate packing checklist!

I want you to enjoy every bit of your trip and the time before your departure day should be equally enjoyable.

So I hope this printable packing list will simplify your traveling and give you a bit more peace of mind so that you can have the best trip ever.

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Packing properly is one of the biggest things you need to take care of so that you can enjoy your vacation. But it’s not the only thing. There are different things you’ll need to do and arrange

  • before booking
  • a few weeks before your trip
  • just before your departure day
  • and on the departure day

I’ve also made you achecklist for all those things you need to do so that you can feel at ease when you’re planning your trip and that you get to enjoy your travels without worrying if you forgot something.

But in this post there’s a complete list of things that you might want to pack on your next trip.

I’ll guide you through this complete travel packing list so that you can be organized and stress-free and feel confident that you remembered to packed everything needed.

Note! I made you also a pre-written packing list printable, but because I know that different trips and situations need different items to be packed (like you don’t need a beach towel if you’re going skiing), so there’s also a blank packing list that you can customize to your needs.

So here we go!

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The categories on the printable packing list

I’ve categorized the vacation packing list into four categories: clothes, miscellaneous, toiletries and carry-on bag.

And here are the sub-categories for each main category. I’ll go into details after I’ve introduced these categories for you.

Psst! If you’d like to make your own packing list, these are a great starting point for that purpose.


  • Basics
  • Casual/formal
  • Outerwear
  • Other


  • Footwear
  • Accessories
  • Other
  • Health
  • Important info


  • Hair
  • Dental care
  • Personal care
  • Beauty


  • Must-haves
  • Electronics

Packing tips: And the best suitcase brandis this one. Without a doubt. They last forever.

Packing list for vacation – all Items

Here’s the complete list of items, products, papers and other things you (might) want to pack. You can also find all of these in the pre-written packing list printable. Or you can use the ones that you need and create your own packing list (there’s also a blank packing list printable for you to do so).



  • Underwear
  • Bras/undershirts
  • Socks/tights
  • Nightwear
  • Bathrobe

Casual everyday clothes & formal

  • T-shirts
  • Casual shirts
  • Dress shirts
  • Sweaters/sweatshirts
  • Jeans
  • Pants
  • Slacks
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Blazers
  • Suits
  • Formal weal


  • Jackets/coats
  • Raincoats
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves


  • Sports wear
  • Swimsuits
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  • Athletic shoes
  • Casual shoes
  • Dress/formal shoes
  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Slippers


  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Jewellery
  • Backpack/day bag
  • Purses
  • Tote bags


  • Umbrella
  • Plastic bags
  • Laundry bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Torchlight
  • Beach towel


  • Small first-aid kit
  • Medication
  • Vitamins

Important info

  • List of medications
  • Credit card companies contacts
  • Emergency contacts
  • Address book
  • Phone numbers

Packing tips: Check out also the free printable travel checklist I’ve made for things to do at home before your travels. You can print it out from this post. And order a set of packing cubes. These luggage organizers are awesome and affordable.

Toiletries– what to pack in your toiletry bag


  • Shampoo+conditioner
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Styling products+tools
  • Hair accessories

Dental care

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss

Personal care

  • Soap/shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Shaving products
  • Face cleanser
  • Face lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Contact lenses+case
  • Feminine hygiene products


  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Cotton buds
  • Compact mirror

Packing tips: If I travel light and have to choose what to take with me, then this is THE product I go nowhere without.

What to pack: carry-on luggage / Personal item


  • Wallet/cash
  • Credit cards
  • Passport, visa & ID
  • Travel documents
  • Insurance cards
  • Keys
  • Glasses + cases
  • Sunglasses + cases
  • Valuables
  • Travel pillow
  • Travel blanket/shawl
  • Sleeping mask
  • Earplugs
  • Medication
  • Notebook + pen
  • Book
  • Trip itinerary
  • Guidebook
  • Maps & directions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Tiessues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Chewing gum
  • Footrest

Packing tips: I don‘t travel anywhere anymore without this footrest. This is the best few bucks I’ve ever spent. And the people sitting next to me always ask what it is and secretly (and sometimes openly) wish they would have one too.


  • Phone + charger
  • Laptop + charger
  • Tablet + charger
  • Camera + charger
  • Travel plug adapter
  • Video/music player
  • Headphones
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How to use the free printable packing list for vacation

So there are three versions to choose from:

  • The pre-written one with all items and categories on it.
  • A blank one with the main categories on it
  • And a totally blank one with just checkboxes on it that you can customize to your needs

The ultimate packing list PDFs come in US letter size, but you can resize and use it for example as half letter or A4 size paper (or A5).

You can also keep the packing lists in your planner, in your travel binder or in your home management binder so that you can revisit them and use them multiple times.

Thecomplete travel packing listhas a place to write

  • Your destination
  • When you’re traveling
  • And who you’re traveling with

And then there are four different categories.

  • Clothes
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • Carry-on

You can either use the pre-written one or customize your own and use the complete packing list as an inspiration.

Psst! Check out also the complete traveling checklist for things to do at home before your travels.

And this is how the complete travel packing lists look like.

This is the pre-written ultimate vacation packing list:

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And this is the blank packing list with the main categories:

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And this is the totally blank packing list:

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How to download vacation packing list template

You can download the ultimate packing list printables by clicking the download links under the images. These are printable gifts so please feel free to print out as many as you need for your personal use.

The printables (of course) come without the big bow logo.

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DOWNLOAD: Complete Travel Packing Lists(ALL THREE IN ONE PDF FILE)

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