The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist


The holiday is booked. The adventure is planned. The bags are still not packed… But don’t be put off packing for your next holiday or adventure! Our travel checklist will help ensure you have everything you need when you arrive.

What to carry or wheel

Before you start packing it’s definitely worth considering what sort of pack you’ll be using for your trip. Are you taking a long and leisurely pool side holiday? Is your trip a sneaky last minute city break? Are you adventuring round Southeast Asia? Here’s some guidance on what to pack.

10 days in Malta

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A weekend in Paris

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Escapes to European cities have never been easier or cheaper. Keeping costs down with a hand luggage only trip is one of the best ways of doing this. Your carry-on pack needs to conform to EU regulations while also having enough space and organisation for your trip away. There’s also the option to carry your pack like a backpack or go wheeled.

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Travel Essentials

There are some essentials which we always somehow manage to forget. Make your way through the list and tick them off to ensure you don’t forget that one important item.

Travel admin

  • Passport / Visas
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Flight itinerary
  • Accommodation details
  • Identification
  • Local currency / pre-paid travel card
  • Travel guides and local information


  • Washbag
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel shampoo / shower gel
  • Blister plasters
  • Paracetamol


  • Plug adaptors
  • Phone charger
  • Power bank
  • Headphones
  • Camera (or just your smartphone)


Clothing makes up the bulk of your luggage on most travelling trips.

Core clothing

Let’s get the obvious ones out the way. Your core clothing is likely to stay the same from trip to trip.

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Base layers / t-shirts
  • Trousers
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sleep-wear / comfortable lounging clothes
  • Packing cubes
  • Garment folder

Warm weather clothing

Heading somewhere hot? Don’t forget these warm weather clothing items.

  • A hat suitable for the sun
  • Shorts / skirt
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Open-toe footwear
  • A light over-shirt / jacket for cooler evenings

Cold weather clothing

Heading to a winter wonderland? Make sure you arrive prepared.

  • A warm coat
  • A waterproof coat or jacket
  • Gloves
  • A warm hat
  • Boots

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