Travel Essentials (Packing Checklist)

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
— Susan Sontag

Packing is very stressful, especially when you're going to a new place. Going to a new place is very exciting and vacation is ALWAYS fun, but making sure that you pack everything is key. This can be used for a weekend getaway or a 2 week vacation, don't get stressed about vacation, it is supposed to be a happy relaxing time, so make it as organized and calm as possible! 

Wherever you're going, first figure out the weather. If you're like me and pack a week or two before the trip, figuring out the weather can be challenging just because it changes and could be different if you check three days after you just checked. I try not to over pack, but I like to be prepared for all weather situations and all kinds of activities. 


  • Tops - Long & Short Sleeve

  • Jeans & Shorts & Leggings

  • Sun & Maxi Dresses

  • Sweaters & Sweatshirts & Jackets

  • Pajamas

  • Undies & Bras

  • Swimsuit & Cover

  • Active Shoes

  • Flip Flops

  • Fancy Shoes

  • Socks

  • Small Purse or Small Backpack

  • Accessories (Watch, Bracelets, Necklaces)

  • Hats

  • Other:

Not everything can be planned, and sometimes random activities happen. I always try to plan for different things, fancy dinner, casual shopping, hiking, beach days, city adventures, lazy day, etc.


  • Face Wash & Skin Care

  • Make-Up Remover Wipes

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Hair Care Products

  • Toothbrush & Paste

  • Pads/Tampons

  • Razor & Shaving Cream

  • Perfume & Deodorant

  • Body Lotion & Sunscreen

  • Tanner

  • Medicine (prescriptions, Advil, inhaler, etc.)

  • Band-aids

  • Other:

Always plan for anything to happen, like your period, a headache, your man cuts himself getting in a tree trying to take a picture of you, or you go on a hike and you need your inhaler so you don't die. Just be prepared. 


  • Make-Up & Make-Up Brushes

  • Make-Up Bag

  • Hair Brush

  • Hair Accessories (Bobby Pins, Hair Ties, etc.)

  • Hot Tools For Hair

  • Tweezers & Q-Tips

  • Other:

Where You Are Traveling:

Flight Information:

How Many Days:

Estimated Weather:

Planned Activities:

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, he said.
— Rachel Wolchin

Leave a comment below if you have any blog requests or if you found this travel packing checklist helpful. Feel free to copy it onto your phone and use it for your next trip! 



- C