Packing List for Your Honeymoon or Romantic Getaway

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Having a vacation packing list and the right luggage will put you on course for a successful trip. By drawing up and following a packing list, you get to prepare ahead of time and will have the confidence of knowing you are unlikely to leave anything important behind. A vacation packing list allows you to stay organized and prevents you from packing items that you don't need on a honeymoon or romantic getaway. It can also help you decide what to wear on the plane.

Considering that many airlines charge for checked baggage, one big suitcase (where you combine your gear) and separate well-packed carry-on bags may be the most economical choice for a trip of any length.

Media Packing List

  • Plan your route with maps, directions, and/or GPS
  • Smartphone and charger
  • Digital camera, batteries, memory cards, manual
  • Underwater camera
  • Camera case
  • iPad, headphones, mini-speakers
  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Travel guidebook(s) or apps
  • A foreign-language app, dictionary, or phrasebook
  • Journal/notebook and pen
  • Reading material

Medical Packing List

Money & Document Packing List

  • Addresses for sending postcards/e-mail
  • Auto insurance card
  • Business cards
  • Cash
  • Copy of marriage license
  • Copy of medical history, if necessary
  • Copy of vacation packing list
  • Copy of credit card emergency numbers (keep separate from cards)
  • Driver's license/international driver's license
  • Emergency numbers and embassy address
  • Frequent flyer/frequent guest cards
  • Paper airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passports and visas, if necessary
  • Photo ID
  • Pre-paid phone card
  • Traveler's checks and receipt (keep separate)
  • Vaccination certificates, if required
  • Vouchers/coupons/tickets
  • Your itinerary


  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Bubble bath
  • Binoculars
  • Currency converter
  • Duct tape
  • Keys
  • Krazy Glue
  • Luggage locks approved by TSA
  • Massage oil
  • Plastic Zip-Lock bags
  • Playing cards
  • Q-Tips
  • Sports gear (tennis racquets, golf clubs, swim goggles)
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel candles
  • Umbrella
  • Zip ties

Menswear Packing List

  • Athletic shoes
  • Belts
  • Boxers / Briefs
  • Casual shirts
  • Dress shoes
  • Hat
  • Oxford shirts
  • Pants
  • Pajamas / Robe
  • Sandals
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sports jacket
  • Swimwear
  • Tie
  • T-shirts / Undershirts
  • Workout clothes

Men's Toiletry Packing List

  • Comb / Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Lip balm
  • Rogaine, if necessary
  • Shaving kit / Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo / Conditioner / Styling Products
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash

Women's Clothing and Accessory Packing List

  • Bathing suit
  • Bras
  • Panties and/or thongs
  • Lingerie
  • Costume jewelry—earrings, necklace, bracelets
  • Fake diamond engagement ring (leave the real one in a safety-deposit box till you return)
  • Dress
  • Heels
  • Pareo/Sarong/big scarf
  • Robe
  • Sandals
  • Shorts/Capris
  • Skirt
  • Slacks
  • Sneakers or walking shoes
  • Socks
  • Stylish shirt
  • Sweater
  • Straw/wide-brimmed hat
  • Tank/halter/sleeveless tops
  • Workout clothes

Sundries Packing List

Rather have someone else do the picking and packing? Consider Travel Badger's pre-packed toiletry kits, with essentials small enough to pass muster with the most sadistic TSA worker. Alternately, just pick the items you want and they'll come to you in a clear, durable, zippered soft plastic case.

Wherever you shop, you'll likely need:

  • Acne control product
  • Baby powder
  • Blow dryer/straightening iron
  • Comb/Brush
  • Cosmetic case/makeup bag
  • Deodorant
  • Depilatory
  • Eyeliner
  • Eye Shadow
  • Lipsticks
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Makeup remover
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer/SPF
  • Tampons
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash
  • Dental floss
  • Shampoo/conditioner/styling products
  • Scrunchies
  • Tweezers

A vacation packing list is especially important when you're traveling to a new place for the first time. While most items left behind can be secured elsewhere, you may not have the time or budget to shop for them on your vacation.

It's unlikely you'll need everything on this A-to-Z packing list, but it was intended to be as comprehensive as possible to help you get organized. Obviously, the same vacation destination may not call for both a bathing suit and gloves or mittens...but you never know. 

In the worst-case scenario, your luggage disappears. Forever. But if you have a copy of your vacation packing list on you—or leave a packing list with a trusted friend or family member while on vacation, you'll have a complete record of any loss.

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