Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Czech Republic

With fickle weather and lots of sightseeing to do, it can be a little tricky to figure out how to pack for a trip to Czech Republic. Use our guide to get the most out of your suitcase.

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Checklists

Pre-Departure

  • 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 that 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
  • Research local customs in order to be culturally aware/sensitive during your travel

Travel Gear

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Moisture-Wicking, Easy Care Clothing (Consider bringing clothing with bug repellent or SPF protection properties)
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho/Umbrella
  • Outer Shell/Windbreaker/Fleece
  • Moisture-Wicking Quick Dry Underwear/Wool Socks
  • Base Layers/Clothing for Layering
  • Flip flops for showering & travel
  • Camp Shoes/Travel Shoes
  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Swimsuit (modesty based on region)
  • Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Water-resistant Gloves/Wool Beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana

Everyday Accessories

  • Language Book, Guide Books & Maps
  • Cell/Smart Phone & Charger
  • Travel Aps: Currency & Distance Conversion
  • Camera/Video Camera, Memory Card & Charger
  • Music Player, Headphones & Charger
  • Water-resistant Wristwatch
  • Electrical Converters & Adapters
  • Travel Alarm
  • Travel Pillow/Blanket/Eye Shade/Ear Plugs
  • Travel Journal & Pen(s)
  • Reading Material & Games (download to tablet)
  • Address Book
  • Sewing Kit/Clothing Care Kit
  • Clothesline & Detergent
  • Duct Tape

Toiletries

Travel Health

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

  • Travel Health Information
  • First Aid Kit (Bandages, Gauze, Adhesives, etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Pain & Fever Relievers/Thermometer
  • Children’s Strength Pain Relievers
  • Cold Medicines
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Hydrocortisone cream (for allergic rashes)
  • Antibacterial Ointment
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net
  • Sting Reliever
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Glasses & Case
  • Extra Contacts, Solution & Case
  • Dry Eye/Allergy Eye Drops
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations specific to region/ activities (ex: Malaria, Altitude Sickness Pills)
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Energy Bars & Blocks

Home Checklist

  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a neighbor
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Post Office to hold mail/stop newspaper
  • Arrange care of pets, lawn & plants
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Prearrange school absences for children
  • 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

*If gone for more than 30 days check with homeown- er’s insurance for specific directives.

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How to Pack for a Trip to Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a gorgeous country that is famous for its stunning architecture, historic buildings and ancient castles. A visit to its capital, Prague, is something anyone with wanderlust should experience. During winter, it's crisp and snowy but even during the summer months, your trip may be filled with thunderstorms and showers. In addition to the weather being a challenge, the activities in this country are varied. One day may be filled with activities like hiking or making your way through Krkonose National Park and the next day you may be sightseeing in the city and sampling some famous Czech beer with the locals.

Image of Prague with a post-sunset orange sky.If you'll be partaking in active exploits and the Czech nightlife, you'll need to pack smart. The trick to packing for a place like Czech Republic is to bring lots of layers. And with a lot of layers to pack, you'll want to find a lightweight bag that can fit everything need.

The Eagle Creek Tandem Warrior is a lightweight carry-on that separates into two, multiplying from one carry-on bag into two carry-on bags: one wheeled and one duffel. This means that if you need it, your packing space can double once your souvenirs start to take over your suitcase. If you're looking for a rolling backpack option, check out the DoubleBack Wheeled Backpack. It's also lightweight and comes in a 22" carry-on size as well as a larger 26" size. The cool thing about the DoubleBack is that it can be worn as a backpack or pulled on its wheels, plus, it has a clip-on daypack so you can leave your main travel bag at your hotel and take the daypack to the mountains or city streets.

Eagle Creek Doubleback travel backpack with zip off day packOne of the best things you can do when you're packing for any trip, especially one that requires you to pack lots of layers, is to make sure you use packing organizers. Eagle Creek has a wide variety of packing organizer solutions to help you keep your suitcase tidy -- from toiletry kits to compression cubes. Use the Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter™ Compression Cube Set to maximize your suitcase space by keeping things compact and organized. Organize your packing cubes by activity type, to make it easy for you to distinguish your workout gear from your evening wear.

Image of blue lightweight packable day pack travel backpackThe best kind of daypack for any short excursions or hike, is one that will fit everything you'll need for the day:  camera, energy bars, bottled water and guide books. The Eagle Creek packable 2-in-1 Backpack/Waistpack is perfect to bring with you around town - and it even has lockable zippers to keep pickpockets from nabbing your stuff. If you're looking for a different type of ultra-lightweight daybag option, something for an overnight trip or to use as your companion piece on a plane or train ride, the best daypack for travel would be something that you can fit your overnight necessities in, as well as clothes for the next day: We recommend the Eagle Creek Packable Tote. It has a large open space for packing (great for packing with Eagle Creek's Pack-It Cubes), a small pocket for organization, and it's packable so it can be easily stuffed into its zippered pouch once you get to where you're going. Don't forget to pack the following overnight essentials: 


Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

Considerations for a main bag can vary based on how long and where you’re going. Your method of transportation is a big factor as is your itinerary:

A Switchback™ convertible backpack that can be carried as a backpack or rolling bag allows for maximum versatility. Plus the full size zip-off daypack is perfect for daylong excursions.

A Gear or Duffel Bag – A great choice for flexibility on the road if you’re not carrying your bag over long distances. Choose one with tuck-away backpack straps to give you even more carry options.

A traditional Travel Pack gives fluidity to your travels. If you’re taking a commuter plane, hiking to a village for an overnight, visiting rural communities inaccessible by roads, sometimes a backpack duffel bag will be the best option.

Pack-It™ System

The Pack-It™ System will help keep everything you need easily accessible. You’ll wonder how you lived without it.

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

Pack-It™ Folders – to keep your clothes wrinkle free and looking good

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

Pack-It™ Wallaby Toiletry Kit – just the right size for your essentials

Pack-It™ Compression Sacs – compress bulky items or store dirty laundry up to 80% of their original size.

Pack-It™ Sacs – tuck away all the little things that seem to get lost.

Necessities

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

Travel Pillow, Eye Shade, Ear Plugs

Money Belt or Neck Wallet

Converter & Adapters

Guide Books & Maps

Travel Towel

Rain Jacket/Umbrella

Packable Duffel or Tote

Tip: Use Pack-It™ Cubes or Sacs to organize daily essentials

Day Travelers™

Your day bag should be comfortable and organized for long days and overnight excursions.

Backpack – perfect for all-day hiking or sightseeing; check to make sure zippers are lockable to deter theft and that it organization for your daily needs

Shoulder Bag – a small cross-body bag is great for the essentials; perfect for exploring new places and with the ability to tuck away inside your backpack if needed

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