How To Pack Like A Pro? Here’s The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist!

Author Sushant Published on July 12th 2019

Traveling is both a blessing as well as a curse. You witness so many changes and the experiences vary each time. Your reason for traveling can be different but the dilemma to pack the essentials is mostly the same for each of us. The things you carry or not, decide the mood of your upcoming trip. So, regardless of your personal style, here's a basic packing checklist that'll come in handy especially during those last minutes.


Note: You can tweak this list as per your requirements for more efficient execution. And, you don't have to literally carry all the mentioned items. These are just listed for your convenience.


An Essential Travel Packing Checklist

The ultimate aim of packing must be to travel light yet have the things you might need later. In order to achieve this goal, understand what your reason for traveling is - work or leisure. Accordingly, focus on the items that are most needed so you don't miss out on the fun part.

Clothes and Shoes

  • Formal suit, shirt, and pant for work travel
  • Informal dresses, shorts, tees and other casual wear for leisure travel
  • Running or walking shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Comfy pajamas
  • Back up clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Cold wear for winters
  • Inner garments
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Scarf
  • Bandana



  • Travel documents - Passport, visa, flight tickets, insurance copy, and boarding passes
  • Itinerary
  • Driving license
  • Official documents
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Transportation details
  • Hotel reservations
  • Emergency numbers
  • Passport size photos
  • Local ID proofs
  • Cash and card
    You must also click pictures of these documents and save on cloud storage for backup.



  • Mosquito repellents
  • Contraceptives
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Female hygiene items
  • Sight glasses
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors


    First Aid

  • Prescribed medicines
  • Cold and flu pills
  • Paracetamol for fever
  • Pills for stomach ache, headache, and other painkillers
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Band-Aid and gauze
  • Sleeping pills
  • Antacid
  • Pills for loosies
  • Bug spray
  • Antiseptic and antibacterial creams or lotion
  • Motion sickness pills



  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Makeup essentials
  • Makeup remover
  • Hair care products
  • Deodorants/ Perfume
  • Lip balm/ lipstick
  • Accessories/ jewelry
  • Compact mirror
  • Sunglasses



  • Travel size soap, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel
  • Body moisturizer
  • Facial cleanser
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush cover
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Shaving kit
  • Comb/ brush
  • Razor
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Wet and dry tissues



  • Camera
  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • E-reader
  • External drive
  • Memory card
  • Headphones
  • Earphones
  • Wireless travel speakers
  • Chargers
  • Power bank
  • Plug converters



  • Professional luggage bag
  • Handbag preferably crossbody
  • Vacation-friendly suitcases
  • Day/ evening bags
  • Duffel bag


    Miscellaneous Items

  • Padlock
  • Foldable water bottles
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Sheets and pillow
  • Basic stationery items
  • Earplugs
  • Ziplock
  • Neck pillow
  • Travel towel
  • Laundry detergent
  • House keys
  • Chewing gum
  • Go-to snacking items


     So, that’s a wrap! I hope you’ll find this list helpful and pack like a boss on your next trip! Remember, to stress less and enjoy more, make sure you're packing well in advance. It prevents last-minute anxieties!


    Go get packing. Cheers!

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Hi, this is Sushant Bhasin, a normal corporate guy who is extremely fond of travelling and exploring new places. Travel is my passion and every place I visit is a wonderfully unique experience. Through my travel blogs, I want you to experience this world and envision my most memorable experiences.



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