Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Big City Sightseeing

Whether Paris, Seville or New York City is your destination of choice, we’ve got just the downloadable packing check list to help you pack.

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  • Passport/Visa(s)/Personal Identification
  • Cash & Credit/ATM Card(s)
  • Check expiration dates on Passport, Drivers License, and Credit Cards
  • Inform bank/credit cards companies if you’re traveling abroad
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Documents
  • Health Documentation/Vaccination Card
  • Prescriptions in original packaging
  • Student ID Card/Frequent Flyer Card(s)
  • Reservations & Itineraries
  • Hotel/Tour Contact Info
  • Hotel Loyalty/Hostel Membership Card(s)
  • Transportation Tickets
  • Printed copies of Tickets/Passports/ Emergency Information
  • Email yourself a photo copy of a your passport, drivers license, medical cards & itinerary

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Easy Care Clothing
  • Rain/Warm Jacket/Umbrella
  • Clothes for Layering
  • Travel Shoes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Brimmed Sun Hat Sunglasses
  • Beanie/Gloves
  • Money Belt or Security Pouch
  • Phrase Book, Guide Books & Maps
  • Cell/Smart Phone & Charger
  • Travel Apps: Airplane Travel, Local Transportation & Dining
  • Camera/Video Camera, Memory Card & Charger
  • Music Player, Headphones & Charger
  • Computer & Cords
  • Wristwatch
  • Electrical Converters & Adapters
  • Travel Alarm
  • Travel Pillow/Blanket/Eye Shade/Ear Plugs
  • Travel Journal & Pen(s)/Address Book
  • Reading Material & Games (download to tablet)


Travel Health

*Consult your health center or physician for help in planning your trip’s medication needs.

  • Travel Health Information
  • Personal Prescriptions (Copies of Scripts)
  • Pain & Fever Relievers/Thermometer
  • Cold Medicines
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Hydrocortisone Cream/ Antibacterial Ointment
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm/Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Medicines & Vaccinations specific to the region you’re traveling

Home Checklist

  • Post Office to hold mail
  • Stop newspaper
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off heater/air conditioner
  • Turn down water heater
  • Turn off washing machine taps
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set up timed light system
  • Store valuables in a safe place
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a trusted friend
  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline

*If gone for more than 30 days check with homeowner’s insurance for specific directives

Download PDF Travel Checklist

Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

Considerations for a main bag can vary based on how you prefer to pack. Consider:

Wheeled Carry-on – Pick up a standard 22” carry-on to eliminate the hassle of airport check- in. A 22” size in the maximum carry-on size for U.S. domestic travel – but check with your carrier to confirm.

Wheeled Carry-on Backpack – The ultimate carry-on system. Wheel your bag or wear it on your back. Zip-off the detachable backpack to use as your out-and-about bag at your destination. Check out the Switchback™

Pack-It™ System

Stay organized anytime you’re on-the-go with the Eagle Creek Pack-It™ System.

Pack-It™ Folders – minimize wrinkles while organizing and compressing clothes

Pack-It™ Cubes – compress clothes and maximize packing space by rolling t-shirts, undergarments, and workout clothes; multiple cube sizes offer versatility

Pack-It™ Tube Cubes – fill up those extra spaces in your bag; pack socks, belts and accessories

Pack-It™ Shoe Sac – keep dirty shoes away from clean clothes

Pack-It™ Custom Travel Bottle Set – organize toiletries in your carry-on bag


Stay well-rested and comfortable and keep your valuables away from greedy hands.

Travel Pillow, Eye Shade, Ear Plugs

Travel Alarm

Money Belt or Neck Wallet

Guide Books & Maps

Camera, Memory Card & Charger

Packable Tote or Duffel

Day Travelers™

Your constant companion. Everyday travel bag and wallet.

Backpack – Perfect for all-day sightseeing. Eagle Creek day bags offer a Secure ZipTM toggle closure or lockable zippers to help protect your valuables.

Shoulder Bag – Wear your bag cross-body to keep your items close to help secure your things.

Waistpack – Maybe it’s as easy as a waistpack – everything you need right at your fingertips