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Holiday Packing List

So you’ve planned a holiday and it’s time to start packing. But where do you begin? You’d love to take everything but your bag won’t hold that much weight, nor will the airline allow it.

The thing you need to remember when packing for your holiday is to only back the essentials. Having options is a must, especially if the weather is fickle, but with this packing list you can take all the necessities and still be looking fashionable.



When it comes to clothes, you usually don’t end up wearing everything you pack. Pack less than what you think you need and pack items that you can wear with different outfits.

  • Maxi dresses
  • Nice dress for a night out
  • Shorts
  • Plus size tops such as t-shirts, tank tops and something dressy
  • Jeans and nice trousers
  • Light jacket, light jumper, cardigan
  • Pyjamas



  • Sandals
  • Flip-flops for the pool and the beach
  • Trainers for exploring
  • Water shoes for ocean adventures
  • Wedges for a night out
  • Flats if you wish



  • Multiple bikinis and swimming costumes. Wear the dry one while the others are drying.
  • Beach towel if not provided
  • Swim bag for all your stuff: sun cream, sunglasses, reading material, hat, etc.
  • Beach cover-up



  • Enough pants for the number of days you’ll be gone plus extra
  • Bras
  • Socks
  • And anything else you’ll need for certain outfits



  • Phone
  • Phone charger
  • Tablet/e-reader
  • International phone and SIM card



  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Glasses
  • Shower gel
  • Sun cream
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • After sun
  • Tweezers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • First aid kit
  • Facial cleanser
  • Bug repellent
  • Hair grips
  • Sanitary napkins/tampons
  • Brush/comb
  • Medication
  • Make up
  • Tissues
  • Lip balm


Travelling Essentials

  • Passport
  • Credit cards
  • Travel insurance
  • Currency
  • Visa if you need it
  • Hotel details
  • Flight details
  • Transportation details
  • Phrase book


While this might seem like a long list and you might think there is no way to pack all of this for your holiday, think again. Pick and choose what things you absolutely can’t leave out and be sure to include the essentials. Use this list as a guide to help you pack for your best holiday yet.

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