What to pack for a trip

The definitive list of everything that should not be missing in your baggage


We are finally there, you waited with trepidation for your holidays and now you can leave for that trip dreamed of and organized in detail, even the weather is favorable but there is one last problem to be resolved before departure ... what do I put in my baggage??

Many people start days earlier to prepare for it, taken with anxiety, others instead prepare it at the last minute, sure not to forget anything, but what is really useful to carry in your baggage for a trip?




This is a complete list of what should not be missing:


(All - Women - Men)



  • Identity card
  • Passport (for many countries the electronic one is required)
  • Driving license (international driving license if requested by the country of destination)
  • Health insurance card
  • Photocopies of documents and passport photos (useful in case of loss of documents, keep them in a different place from the documents, it is also useful to send a copy to your email address)
  • Credit card or debit card (at least 2 types if possible)
  • Sheet indicating any pathologies and / or allergies and blood group
  • Sheet with indicated data for booking hotels, rentals and attractions
  • Sheet with local and home emergency numbers
  • Travel insurance



  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Coat
  • Long pants
  • Pajamas
  • K-way
  • Underwear
  • Socks (short and long)
  • Belt
  • Scarf
  • Foulard or pashmina
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Slippers
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Shoes for the evening
  • Shorts
  • Bras


Accessories to wear

  • Sun glasses
  • Glasses
  • Contact lens
  • Glasses case
  • Clock
  • Backpack or bag
  • Bag
  • Pouch


Beach accessories

  • Flops
  • Rock shoes
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • After sun cream
  • Swimwear
  • Snorkeling accessories (fins, mask and snorkel)
  • Pareo


Trekking accessories

  • Suitable shoes
  • Sticks


Various accessories

  • Umbrella
  • Cash (foreign currency if necessary)
  • Wallet
  • Credit card
  • Books
  • Travel guide and map
  • Pen and notebook
  • Baggage lock (TSA lock for US travel)


Technological accessories

  • Mobile phone
  • Earphones
  • Mobile phone battery charger
  • Power strip
  • Foreign electrical socket adapter
  • Camera
  • Camera battery charger
  • SD card
  • Power bank
  • Selfie stick
  • Tablet
  • Tablet charger
  • Torch


Useful accessories on the plane

  • Earplugs
  • Travel mask
  • Pillow


Personal care

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Dental floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Headset
  • Phono
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Tweezers
  • Moisturizers
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Hair products (gel, lacquer etc.)
  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Blades
  • Sanitizing gel
  • Lip stick
  • Beard trimmer or razor
  • Shaving foam
  • Make-up remover wipes
  • Make up
  • Absorbents 
  • Protect briefs



  • Painkiller
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Antidiarrhoeals
  • Travelgum
  • Patches
  • Thermometer
  • Disinfectant 



If you travel by plane, it could be very useful to prepare a hand baggage to take with you into the cabin with a minimum of various clothes and accessories inside in the unlucky event of the loss of checked baggage, so as to be able to face the first 2 days of travel pending the possible return of the lost baggage by the airline.


What to bring with you in the cabin

  • 2 Underpants
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pairs of socks
  • Sweatshirt (even in summer it is useful to bring it in the cabin for air conditioning during the trip)
  • Coat (if the final destination makes it necessary)
  • Medicinal kit
  • Personal care kit (usually provided by the airline in case of loss of baggage report)
  • Umbrella
  • (especially passport to always carry with you also in a pouch but separately from photocopies or other documents)
  • Cash (leave some cash in the hold baggage in case of theft or loss of the wallet)
  • Battery charger for electronic devices
  • Foreign electrical socket adapter


Now that you are certain that nothing is missing inside your baggage, it is good practice to make a list (at least of the valuables) and one or more photos of its contents because it could be useful in case of loss by the airline. Close the baggage and take a photo to provide to the "lost and found" office to simplify identification, and make sure to attach a plate with your data to the baggage to make it easier to recognize it and return it to the address indicated.