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6 Essential Packing Lists for Family Travel

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packing lists for every kind of family vacation6 Printable Packing Lists

Download and print the packing list you need for your next family vacation…or download and print them all!

Start with the basic packing list for every trip, then add on the carry-on, outdoor, beach, winter and baby-toddler lists as needed.

Lists are immediate below. Scroll to the end for the printable PDFs. 

Packing Lists

Basic Packing List

  • Slacks
  • jeans
  • Tank tops
  • Short sleeve t-shirts
  • Short-sleeve blouse
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Long sleeve blouse
  • Dresses
  • skirts
  • Leggings
  • Light sweater or hoodie
  • Dress-up outfit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • tights
  • Pajamas
  • Rain jacket or wind breaker
  • Walking shoes
  • Dressy shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Cover up
  • Flip flops/watershoes
  • Toiletries
  • Make-up
  • Sunscreen
  • First-Aid/medicine kit
  • Contact lens kit
  • ___________
  • ___________
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Beach Vacation Packing List
                   

  • Sun Hat
  • Extra sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Aloe gel
  • Extra towels
  • Sand toys
  • Scuba gear
  • Blanket
  • Chairs
  • Umbrella
  • Swim safety vest
  • Inflatable tube/toys
  • ___________
  • ___________
  • ___________

Winter Vacation Packing List
                     

  • Ski pants
  • Ski jacket
  • Snow boots
  • Long underwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Turtleneck
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Skis/ski boots
  • Snow board/boots
  • Lip balm
  • ___________
  • ___________
  • ___________

Outdoor Vacation Packing List
         

  • hiking boots
  • flip flops
  • rain gear
  • sun hat
  • sun screen
  • bug spray
  • insect bite salve
  • first-aid kit
  • flashlight
  • GPS/caching equipment
  • Sleeping bags/pillows
  • Tent
  • Cook stove/matches
  • Camp lamp
  • Cooking supplies
  • Dishes/cups/utensils
  • Camp mattress
  • ___________
  • ___________
  • ___________

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Baby/Toddler Vacation Packing List

  • Travel Stroller
  • Carrier
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Changing pad
  • Onesies
  • Burp cloths
  • Baby blanket
  • Sleep sack
  • Cuddly toy
  • Pacifiers
  • Extra bottles
  • Feeding essentials (bowl, spoon, fork, bib)
  • Spill-proof Sippy cups
  • Cover for crib mattress
  • Travel packs of formula
  • Baby food
  • Baby snacks
  • Small dish detergent (for bottles, sippy cups)
  • ___________
  • ___________
  • ___________

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Carry-On Packing List

  • Passports
  • Eyeglasses
  • Driver’s license/ID
  • Hoodie/sweater
  • Plane socks
  • Change of clothes (small kids)
  • Airline tickets
  • Hotel/rental confirmation
  • Car rental confirmation
  • Itinerary
  • Magazines/book
  • Guidebook(s)
  • Water bottle
  • Kids books
  • Toys/games
  • Tavel pillow
  • Medications you’ll need en route)
  • Pocket stain remover
  • DVD player/DVDs
  • Tablet/downloads
  • Smart phone
  • Charger and cords
  • Wallet
  • Sunglasses
  • Lipstick
  • Keys
  • Snacks
  • Lollypops
  • Cooler (car trips)

The Printable lists:

Packing list basics

Carry-on packing list

Beach packing list

Winter vacation packing list

Outdoor vacation packing list

baby and toddler packing list

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An essential basic packing list, plus lists for carry-on and the car, beach, ski and outdoor vacations, and for traveling with babies and toddlers. Read them all, download what you need.

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