Holiday Checklist

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Useful things to think about when going on vacation

Here are some items to be considered before going on vacation. Winter and Sommer stuff is mixed. If I missed an item, please leave a comment below.

Hand Luggage

  • Books, magazines, and newspapers
  • Cameras
    • Binoculars
    • Compact camera
    • SLR camera with lenses and filters
  • Cards
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Emergency phone numbers to block cards
  • Cash
    • currency of destination
    • currency of home
    • currency of stopover
    • hidden bag
  • Clothes for emergency landings or lost luggage (e.g. swimsuits)
  • Electronics (with charged batteries)
    • Airplane converter for earphones
    • E-Book Reader
    • Earphones
    • Laptop
    • Mobile Phone
    • Tablet
  • Eye mask, travel pillow, and Earplugs
  • IDs
    • Driving license
    • ID
    • Passport
  • Health Documents
    • Insurance Card
    • Travel Insurance Card
    • Vaccination Card
  • Important stuff for babies and children, e.g. napkins, replacement clothes, bottle, baby wipes, etc.
  • Keys for the luggage locks
  • Medicine
    • First-aid kit
    • Personal medicine
    • Vitamin D
  • Pens and paper
    • List of addresses and emergency phone numbers (of relatives)
    • Notebook and pens
  • Snacks and drinks (water, milk, etc.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel documents
    • Confirmations
    • Hotel Reservations
    • Plane Tickets
    • Train Tickets (including discount passes)
    • Vouchers
  • Visa

General

  • Bottles
  • Candles
  • Charging cables for
    • E-Book Reader
    • Tablet
    • Laptop
    • Mobile Phone
    • Battery charger
  • Compass, altimeter, and GPS
  • Cool box
  • Cutlery and dishcloth
  • Detergent and bag for dirty clothes
  • Dish liquid and sponge
  • Earmuffs
  • Flashlight and tripod
  • Folding chair
  • Games and toys
    • Puzzles and other indoor toys
    • Stickers
    • Paint material
    • Outdoor toys for the beach
    • Kite
    • Balls
    • Inflatable mattress and other inflatable toys
  • Handbags
  • Insulating mat
  • Lighter or matchbox
  • Maps
  • Memory cards (store previous images and empty cards)
  • Mosquito net and repellent
  • Plastic bags for waste
  • Pocketknife (only with checked luggage if traveling by air)
  • Power adaptor for destination country
  • Separate paper copies of IDs and other important documents
  • Sewing kit
  • Small rucksack (daypack)
  • Small tool kit, scissors, cord, glue pen, etc.
  • Sports equipment
    • Diving mask, fins, other diving equipment
    • Skis
    • Sledges
    • Air pump for the inflatable stuff
  • Thermos jug
  • Toilet paper
  • Torch
  • Travel guide
  • Waterproof bags

Personal Hygiene

  • Comb and brush
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton buds
  • Cremes
  • Deodorant
  • Epilator
  • Hair ties and barrettes
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Lip balm, lipstick
  • Nail scissors and nail file
  • Napkins
  • Pads
  • Perfume
  • Powder
  • Razors and foam
  • Reserve soap
  • Sewing bag
  • Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
  • Sunscreen, Aftersun
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
  • Waterproof pad for changing a baby

Clothing

  • Beach bag
  • Belt
  • Evening dress
  • Gloves
  • Hats
    • Cap
    • Helmet
    • Sun hat
  • Jacket
  • Jewlery
  • Pullovers
  • Pyjamas
  • Rain coat and trousers
  • Scarf
  • Shirts and blouses
  • Shoes
    • Beach shoes (to walk on stones and reefs)
    • Sandals
    • Shoes for the evening dress
    • Trainers
  • Sleeping bags
  • Socks and stockings
    • Hiking socks
    • Pantyhose
    • Ski socks
    • Thermal underwear
  • Sportswear
    • Ski clothing
  • Swimwear
    • Beach towels and compact microfibre towel
    • Bikini and swimsuits
    • Swimming napkins
    • Swimming ring and armbands
  • Tent
  • Trousers and skirts
  • Umbrella and parasol (UV protection)
  • Underwear

Children

  • Baby food
  • Baby phone
  • Bibs
  • Buggy
  • Car seat
  • Children’s dishes
  • Fold away potty
  • Soft toy and music box
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