Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Slovakia

For a country small in size, Slovakia is packed with activities to fill any adventurer's itinerary. Use this packing list to find out how to pack for a trip to Slovakia to maximize your space.

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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 Slovakia

Nestled right at the center of Europe, Slovakia is an Eastern European country that is rich in history and filled with activities fit for any adventure-lover. If you're headed there to hike or ski at some of the country's vast mountain ranges, visit the traditional wooden churches or tour the national parks on bike, you'll want to maximize your luggage space to make sure you're prepared for a variety of activities. Eagle Creek has all the necessary packing elements to make prepping for your trip easy and organized.

Building and open square in Slovakia

The most important decision you'll make as far as luggage is finding a piece that's versatile and can fit lots of gear while also being easy to carry. For a country like Slovakia, you'll want to balance sightseeing with active and outdoor pursuits, some of which may require some extra equipment. Eagle Creek makes many different styles of wheeled backpacks that can carry loads of gear while still being light enough to carry on your back. The Eagle Creek Switchback™ 22 is a zip-off backpack suitcase that is incredibly versatile, it rolls over bumpy terrain without any issues, can be carried on your back as a backpack, and you can zip off the daypack and separate it from the larger suitcase to use it as a traveling daypack filled with all the essentials for a quick day trip.

Black Eagle Creek backpack with wheels and a zip off pack

With so many different types of activities and a variety of gear to pack in your suitcase, keeping everything organized can be a challenge. Eagle Creek's packing organizers can help you keep everything in its place -- from storing electronics in a Pack-It Specter™ eCube, to keeping your clean clothes separate from the dirty stuff in a Pack-It™ Clean Dirty Cube. Keeping your suitcase organized with packing organizers will make it easy to get from one place to the next without having to rearrange your entire bag every time you reach a new destination.

White Eagle Creek Pack-It packing organizers in a backpack.

We can't stress enough how traveling with a packable can make all the difference. Eagle Creek's Packable Daypack can be easily packed within your larger bag and used on sightseeing day trips to cathedrals or hiking in the Tatras. It can also serve as a carry-on or personal item on your flight home - and is especially helpful it you've picked up a few extra souvenirs along the way. Also use it to bring a few other essentials with you on your flight in case your suitcase doesn't make it to the proper destination with you. Here are a few Eagle Creek products to help ensure you're prepared for anything:

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