All Ages

Family Packing List

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Do you forget something every time you pack for a trip? Get organized with our interactive Family Packing List, which includes every essential item you’ll need on your next adventure.

How It Works: Simply select the items you know you’ll want to pack, and print your personalized checklist. Happy family travels!

Baby and Toddler Gear
Baby carrier
Bibs
Diaper ointment
Bottles or sippy cup
Car seat
Changing pad
Diapers/Pull-ups
Wipes
Extra clothes
Food and snacks
Formula
Juice
Stroller
Toys
Baby food
Blankets
Child’s toilet seat
Portable highchair/booster
Pack-n-play
Nursing pads
Pacifiers
Waterproof sheets

First-aid kit
Medications for colds, fevers, allergies, motion sickness and tummy aches
Prescription medicines and/or vitamin supplements
Band Aids
Tweezers
Thermometer

Clothing and Outdoor Gear
Anti-itch cream
Bug spray
Mittens, hat, scarf (winter)
Rain coat/boots
Sunscreen, sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat (summer)
Weather-appropriate footwear (sandals, boots, sneakers)
Weather-appropriate jacket

Important Documents and Necessities
Photocopies of birth certificates
Passport, visa(s) and photocopies
Driver’s license
Copy of E-tickets
Guidebook(s)
Hotel reservations
Directions
Insurance information
Medical and vaccination records
Membership cards (AAA, frequent flier)
Traveler’s checks
Calling card
Car rental confirmations
Cash
Contact info for credit card companies
Credit and ATM cards

Personal Items and Hygiene
Body lotion
Contact lenses and solution
Cosmetics
Curling iron/hair straightener
Deodorant
Eye drops
Feminine hygiene products
Floss
Glasses
Hairbrush or comb
Hair care products
Hair dryer
Hand sanitizer
Lip balm
Moist towelettes
Mouthwash
Paper towels/tissues
Razors and shaving cream
Soap
Toiletry bag
Toothbrush
Toothpaste/Kids’ toothpaste
Towel/wash cloth
Universal sink stopper
Woolite or detergent packets
Kid-friendly shampoo and conditioner

Clothing and Accessories
Beach cover-up
Belt
Comfortable walking shoes
Dress(es)
Dress shoes
Gloves/mittens
Hiking boots
Jacket
Jewelry
Knit hat
Long underwear
Pajamas/sleepwear
Pants/trousers
Rain boots
Raincoat
Sandals
Scarf
Shirts
Shorts
Slippers
Socks
Stockings
Suit(s)
Sweaters
Sweatshirts
Swimsuit
Sneakers
T-shirts
Underwear
Watch
Wide-brimmed hat

Medications and Health
Allergy pills
Anti-itch cream
Cold medicine
Contraceptives
First-aid kit
Herbal supplements
Malaria tablets
Motion sickness remedies
Nausea and diarrhea remedies
Pain relievers
Prescriptions
Sleep medications
Vitamins
Water purification method

Gadgets
Camera and charger
Cell phone and charger
Converters and adapters
Extra memory cards or film
Laptop and accessories
MP3 player
PDA Spare batteries Travel alarm clock
Video camera and charger

On the Plane
Books or magazines Earplugs Eye mask
Inflatable pillow Travel blanket TSA-approved luggage locks
TSA-approved Zip-lock bags

In the Car
Antifreeze
Driving directions
Ice scraper
Jumper cables
Keys
Maps
Motor oil
Pillow and blanket
Spare tire or donut
Windshield wiper fluid

Outdoors
Air mattress
Beach towel
Binoculars
Camping stove/fuel Can opener Compass/GPS
Cutlery/dishes
Flashlight
Insect repellent
Lighter
Shortwave radio
Sleeping bag
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Tent
Trekking poles
Umbrella
Water bottle
Beach toys

Entertainment
Books
Coloring books
Music or movies
Travel games
Crayons/markers/pens/pencils
Kid-friendly camera
Portable electronics: DS/hand-held DVD player
Playing cards
Stroller
Stuffed animals
Toys
Travel journal

Miscellaneous
Address book
Cooler
Chewing gum
Corkscrew
Swiss army knife

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