Travel Checklist

Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned traveler, it’s always helpful to have a travel checklist. 

When packing for a vacation the most important things to consider are the length of your trip, the weather,and other gears you might need. This will also guide you in your decision if you’ll be checking a bag or only taking a carry-on.

Always pack light!

Organize your travel essentials

Have a small bag or a shoulder bag to put all the essential items like you passport, ID, wallet and boarding pass. It is always nice to have a bag that’s easy to access so you don’t have to get into your luggage each time you need something.

Pro tip: Bring copies of your passport and IDs. Don’t forget to bring a pen!


  • Passport/id
  • Phone
  • Visa
  • Key
  • Wallet
  • Boarding pass
  • Driver’s License
  • Pen
Fanny pack

What clothes to bring

To help you plan what clothes to bring, use the 5,4,3,2,1 rule for a weeklong trip. 5 pairs of socks and underwear, 4 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 footwear (a pair of shoes and sandals/flip flops) and 1 hat. The rule should be adjusted to suit your needs. Add swimwear or jacket if you need them.


  • Jeans/dress
  • Jacket
  • T-shirt/shirts
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Swimwear
  • Shoes 
  • Sandals / Flip flops
Do not overpack

Bringing Toiletries

To make sure that you only bring the products that you need,always think about your daily grooming and skincare routine. Pack just those items to avoid over packing. Always remember that you are only allowed to bring liquid less than 100 ml in your carry on bag. Don’t forget to bring a first aid kit and over the counter medicines like paracetamol, anti-histamine and anti-diarrhea drugs.


  • Toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Make up
  • Hand sanitizer and Wipes
  • Razor and shaving gel
  • Medicines and First aid kid
Only bring what you need

Other items to bring


  • Camera and charger
  • Laptop and charger
  • Earphones
  • Phone charger

Accessories :

  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf
  • Belt
  • Jewelry
  • Hat


  • Travel towel
  • Padlock and key
  • Ipad/tablet
Plan what gadgets to bring

This travel checklist will surely help you in pack the things you need for your vacation.

Travel Checklist

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38 thoughts on “Travel Checklist”

  1. I really love this checklist. I’ve done tons of traveling, but I still tend to forget things. I’ll be using this when things open up again.

  2. This is such a helpful travel list! I love the 5-4-3-2-1 rule so easy to remember. Thanks for putting this list together. 🙂

  3. This is such a cool post for most travellers to refer to. While I have travelled a lot, I still find that I fall victim to over-packing and taking way more than I need. This list might be helpful to break that habit and save a lot of unnecessary weight being taken all during each trip.

    1. I have been travelling and the thing that I always forget is a pen. It’s intimidating to borrow from a stranger but silly me, I never learn. Thanks for the checklist! So helpful.

  4. Wow! I used to forget so many of my things when I travel. Why didn’t I think of making a checklist? Thanks for sharing this! Will keep this in mind for my next travels hopefully after quarantine.

  5. It’s a really nice guide and I like how you listed all the essentials in different categories. It really makes it easy for someone to pack up checklist by checklist.

  6. Daniel Sierra

    Great guide and what a nice idea to have a travel checklist. I always end up missing to pack something.

  7. Whoaaa! This is almost the same checklist that I’m currently drafting. I like it! ♡ Pero pag ako kase nag travel, I always tend to overpack lalo na pag di napaghandaan yung pag pack a few days before the trip HAHA kaya having a checklist is always a great idea. I bring almost everything on your checklist except sa padlock. Hihi :>>

  8. I bring all of these in my travel except for the laptop because mine is too heavy! hehe.. Aside from these I also bring tissue and a malong to keep me warm when the airplane or bus gets too chilly. 🙂

  9. I love this!! Any go to guide that can make my future travels much more easier is a big yes from me…thanks again x

  10. that is a very good checklist. the chargers should be at the top of the LIST w/ adapters for international travel. it’s amazing how many folks have to buy chargers or adapters at the airport.

  11. Nice travel check list! To add, clothing that are (1) easily washable/dries easily and (2) a cover-up that goes with everything else you bring with you are some things you can include to the list! I rarely bring my own towels, toothpaste, and shampoos as I always stay in hotels, but you can never be too prepared!

  12. Mudpiefridays

    This checklist is really handy as there are usually stuff that tends to be forgotten. Thanks for sharing.

  13. yes!!! i do make a travel packing list especially i have to pack for 2 people – me and my son – and i usually pack 3-4 weeks prior to the trip para in case me maaalala pa ako na need ko pala dalin eh pasok lang ng pasok sa bag, until few days bago trip, repack and bawas hehe

  14. Wow, just what i need!! I tend to over pack a lot and then, i would always have to rearrange everything again when we get to the airport. This list helps me put things in perpective. Hopefully, I’ll get to use this soon. Huhuhu.

  15. This will surely differ once you have children. Hehe. Though we haven’t been out of the country yet but dito pa lang sa PH marami na dala, what more outside. 😁 Still, a good reference for everyone

  16. This is a very handy list! Whenever I book an accommodation, I always ask if they provide toiletries like towels, shampoo, and soap. It gives me more space.

  17. This is a great help to those who love to travel so they’ll know what to bring and not to. Ako over packer ako haha kasi I have kid. But this time nalessen na kasi no need to bring milks and diapers na.

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