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This Free Printable Packing List is the perfect companion to have by your side as you pack for travel. Because leaving an essential behind is always the worst feeling, no? I've created three designs of this travel checklist...just print and pack. And off you go. Grab your favorite version of this printable below.
Printable Packing Lists
We're embarking on the (unofficial) kick off to travel season. I thought it would be the perfect time to share a free Printable Packing List. Download your own list below (available in three designs). This list is perfect for vacation travel, business travel, and more.

Free Printable Packing Checklist

Free Printable Packing List

This is a very thorough list to make sure you never forget a thing when getting ready for long or short trips. Because organized travel is a whole lot better than unorganized travel. I've included several blank lines so you can add additional things for your own convenience.

What's Included on the Checklist

I know a lot of you like to know exactly what the contents of a printable are, prior to downloading. The following are all of the items included on this list, divided out by the subcategories that are also included on the printable.

Clothing, etc.

  • underwear
  • bras/undershirts
  • misc. undergarments
  • socks/hosiery
  • pajamas
  • belts
  • scarves
  • ties
  • t-shirts
  • casual shirts
  • dress shirts/blouses
  • jeans
  • slacks
  • casual pants/capris
  • shorts
  • skirts/skorts
  • dresses
  • suits
  • sweaters
  • hoodies/sweatshirts
  • swimwear/cover ups
  • coat/jacket
  • rain coat/pancho
  • gloves
  • hats
  • purses/waist packs
  • casual shoes
  • athletic shoes
  • rain/snow boots
  • sandals
  • flip flops
  • dress shoes
  • laundry bag
  • laundry soap
  • travel sewing kit

Toiletries, etc.

  • bar soap
  • body wash
  • face wash
  • exfoliator
  • face moisturizer
  • sunscreen
  • make up
  • make up remover
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • floss
  • mouthwash
  • deodorant
  • body lotion
  • cologne/perfume
  • essential oils
  • medications/supplements
  • hair brush/comb
  • hair ties/pins
  • curling iron
  • straightening iron
  • hair dryer
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • shower cap
  • shaving kit
  • razor
  • feminine hygiene products
  • nail file/clippers
  • tweezers
  • nail polish
  • first aid items
  • hand sanitizer
  • insect repellant
  • lip balm 
  • tissues/cotton swabs


  • cell phone
  • tablet
  • laptop
  • electronic chargers
  • voltage adaptor
  • earbuds
  • books/magazines
  • camera/camera equipment
  • emergency contact list
  • ID/driver's license
  • birth certificate copies
  • passport/visas (and copies)
  • cash
  • debit card
  • credit card
  • wallet
  • insurance information
  • travel documents
  • itinerary
  • maps/atlas
  • guidebooks
  • address book
  • paper/pen
  • stamps
  • travel pillow
  • travel blanket
  • sleeping mask
  • gum
  • snacks
  • empty water bottle

How to Use This Printable Packing List

Below is an example of how I use this travel checklist. 
  • I laminate mine (details on an at-home way to do this without special tools, below), and use dry-erase markers to check the list as I go. 
  • I also pack my list in the outer pocket of my suitcase to make sure I use it on the return trip, too (or simply upload it to your phone for quick reference). It's the best way to ensure everything makes it back in the suitcase. 
  • I also keep an additional copy in my Home Organizational Binder.

Printable Packing List
I'll be honest, I definitely don't pack everything on this list, (there was definitely a time that I did). I'm now in the habit of only doing carry-on luggage (more on why below). But, I wanted to include a very detailed list that will work for those who check baggage to their destination, as well. This would be a good travel checklist for a road trip, too.

Using a Packing Checklist

Printing & Usage Tips for Your Printable Packing List

  • Download your favorite packing checklist design below.
  • If laminating your list (I highly recommend this), print your list onto regular printer or copier paper. If you're not planning to laminate, printing on white cardstock will add to the durability of the list. I don't recommend laminating if you print on cardstock...it's too thick to laminate and often bubbles the adhesion.

  • SELF LAMINATE (it's a thing!):

    • I use these super nifty Avery Self Adhesive Laminating Sheets (pictured above in their old packaging design...these last me forever). These allow you to quickly laminate at home without a machine or anything. They're a game changer. Grab them here on Amazon for the best price I've seen.
    • When you laminate your checklist, you can use it over and over (I store one inside my suitcase so it's always ready for trip packing).
    • Using this list with lamination requires using dry erase markers. I recommend a fine tip dry erase marker. Personally, I use these Ultra Fine Tip Expo markers with my trip packing list. I get them here on Amazon.  
  • There is a spot for quantity and a spot to check that the item is packed.
  • I've also included additional spaces to write in extra items that you like to include on your travels, too.

Free Children's Printable Packing List

I also have a companion printable to today's packing list: a free Children's Printable Packing Checklist (pictured below). This is actually a visual version of a checklist that enables children to learn to pack themselves for travel. It's designed to be used with the help of an adult, yet, still gives kids a great sense of freedom and accomplishment when working through it. There are both boys' and girls' versions available for free download.
Children's Printable Vacation Checklist for Packing
My kids are older now, but my youngest still uses this children's packing checklist! We can't get him to part with that thing.

Packing a Suitcase Easily

The Best Suitcases to Pack

My husband always tells me that I need to be a professional suitcase-tester. I'm obsessive. I fly a few times a year, sometimes alone on work-related trips, sometimes with my family for pleasure. And I try to pack with the thought that I have to maneuver my bags on my own via public transit (usually a subway or train, often a bus). I used to Uber everywhere on trips, but I honestly love public transit a lot more (it seems safer to me than being alone in the back of a random stranger's car). So, my priority is to pack as efficiently as possible knowing that I *may* have to schlep suitcases down a flight of stairs to get on a train (as well as fit my suitcases tightly around me on said train). And as I mentioned, I'm a firm believer in carry-on only these days, so that's what I'm sharing. My biggest requirement is four spinner wheels and durable enough to hold my purse on top of it while I park it in front of me at the airport (without the weight of my purse toppling it). ***Don't forget to pack your printable packing list INSIDE your suitcase so you make sure to pack up all of the stuff you brought with you.*** 

Carry-On Suitcases

  • I love most of the Delsey-brand suitcases (I stumbled onto them while walking my mall and going through Dillard's). I currently carry this Delsey carry-on suitcase on most trips, along with a BIG purse that goes under the seat in front of me (where I keep my electronics and toiletries). Please note: this is a hard-sided suitcase (which I prefer), but if you're not used to it, it does open down the middle with two equal compartments. This isn't an issue for me since I unpack in hotels. But, if you live out of your suitcase on the road, it can be awkward to set on a hotel luggage rack.
  • If you are really skilled at compact packing, I used to carry this Delsey suitcase. It was neat because my laptop fit in the front compartment (I use my laptop in the airport, but not on the actual flight, so it was great to store my laptop inside of it). Because of the laptop compartment, the clothing compartment is rather small, so I can go only two nights max with this one due to its size. Again, this is another hard-side suitcase that has the same configuring I mentioned above (opening in the middle).
  • If you are not a hard-sided suitcase lover, I also have this American Tourister Carry-On Spinner. The soft-cloth handles on this thing can't be beat for hoisting into an overhead bin.

More Travel Checklist Printables:

Not sure how to Print a Printable?

Be sure to watch through my complete video tutorial below covering how to print your printables on either a Mac or a PC...on your home printer or even uploaded to your local print shop. If you have additional questions, please refer to my thorough, step-by-step post here on printing your printables. It includes budget-friendly, at-home printer recommendations, too.

Free Printable Packing Checklist
Happy Traveling, my friends!

Let me know if you might be interested in another less-graphic version of a printable packing list (less ink!). I've been toying with that idea for a while now.


  1. This is great for reference! Much more extensive than my list, which is great!

  2. Absolutely love this, and the available option to pick a favorite theme! Thank you so much! #LifeSaver

  3. Do you have one that also includes packing with children!? Thank you!

    1. I do! It can be found here: https://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2015/06/free-printable-childrens-packing-lists.html

  4. Thank you for taking the time to put this together AND share it for free!! I love it! Bon Voyage.

  5. I’m tossing my list and printing yours! Thanks!

  6. I love your checklist! It made packing and getting ready so easy, I was sure I had done something wrong! Lol. Thank you for making it available for free and sharing your gifts and creativity!

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! Yes, sometimes when things are *too* easy, I worry a bit, myself. Happy travels and thank you for your kind words. xoxo

  7. Thank you for this list. I just downloaded it. 😊

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope it serves you well. Happy travels. xoxo