A travel checklist is an essential tool that helps you stay organized. It keeps you on track and avoids any stress and anxiety by ensuring you are ahead of all the planning you need to do in order to have a great holiday.
Our goal at Wander Smartly is to make you travel smarter and help you focus on building memories. From our first-hand experience of traveling and exploring the world, we share the most comprehensive travel checklist which you can use before you set off on your trip. From essential items in your suitcase to things to do before you leave home, we’ve got you covered.
Organization doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so use our travel checklist next time you travel to ensure you have everything you need!
We’ve classified the travel checklist into 7 categories:
Here’s the expanded travel checklist:
1. Passport & Documents
- Visa. Take a print if it’s an e-visa.
- Airline Tickets
- Boarding Pass if web check-in is done
- Travel Insurance
- Driver’s License
- Priority Pass Card
- Hotel Reservation Confirmations
- Activity Confirmations
- Foreign exchange
- Credit card/foreign exchange card
- Enable international transactions on your card
- Selected Clothes
- Active Wear
- Inner Wear
- Sleep Wear
- Swimsuit (if applicable)
- Warm Wear – sweaters, gloves, scarfs (if applicable)
- Shoes with at least 1 pair of walking shoes
- Accessories (jewellery, belts, etc.)
- Cross-body bag
- Medicine Kit with bandages, antiseptic, pain relief medication, paracetamol, sore throat lozenges, anti-allergy and cold/flu tablets, antacids, oral rehydration sachets and any other prescribed medication
- Hand Sanitizer
- Hygiene products
- Check on your hotels providing basics of soap, shampoo, etc. which you can then avoid
- Face cleanser, moisturizer with other choice of liquids transferred to travel-sized bottles
- Lip balm
- Facial Wipes – great for on-the-go face cleansing
- Contact lenses/extra pair of spectacles
6. Gadgets & Accessibility
- Travel adapter
- Mobile phone
- Download necessary apps, especially Google Maps, language in Google Translate
- Laptop (if needed to work)
- Set an auto out-of-office email response
- Download choice of books and movies
- Activate International Roaming/ procure sim cards
7. Carry-on essentials
- Change of clothes
- Neck pillow
- Sleep mask
- Ultra Light Down Jacket
- Phone Charger
- Toiletries with a toothbrush and toothpaste
Remember to pre-pay your rent or any bills if the due date falls within your travel period. Share your itinerary with a loved one before leaving. Hold any physical deliveries and unplug your appliances. Lock your doors and windows and you are all set to leave!
Out of the door and ready to go? Have a great trip and click some neat photographs to remember your experience. Head over here to read our simple tips on travel photography.
What documents do I need to carry while traveling?
Passport, Visa, tickets, reservations, travel insurance, driver’s license and Priority Pass Card. Take a print if it’s an e-visa. Keep copies of all documents on your phone.
What medicines should I carry while travelling?
Bandages, antiseptic, pain relief medication, paracetamol, sore throat lozenges, anti-allergy and cold/flu tablets, antacids, oral rehydration sachets and any other prescribed medication.
What toiletries should I carry while travelling?
– Check on your hotels providing basics of soap, shampoo, etc. which you can then avoid
– Face cleanser, moisturizer with other choice of liquids transferred to travel-sized bottles
– Lip balm
– Facial Wipes – great for on-the-go face cleansing
– Contact lenses/extra pair of spectacles
What gadgets should I take while travelling?
How do I prepare for a flight?
– Carry an iPad/tablet
– Charge all your devices
– Set an auto out-of-office email response
– Download your choice of books and movies
– Carry Airpods/earphones
– Take a neck pillow, sleeping mask and ear plugs