In addition to clothes, underwear and shoes, a packing checklist for a vacation should also include any necessary toiletries and accessories needed for travel. Depending on the length of the trip and method of travel, it may also be a good idea to bring travel-sized detergent in airplane-approved sizes.
A packing checklist should include a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant and shaving cream. This list should also include a contact lens case and solution or an extra pair of glasses, if necessary. Small bottles of soap and shampoo may also have to be packed in a small plastic bag per airline regulations. Current prescription drugs should also be included on the packing checklist.
A first aid kit can also be a valuable addition to a packing checklist, as can insect repellent and sunscreen. A packing checklist might also include a travel pillow and blanket. Many travelers also put emergency cash or a spare credit card on their checklists.
A vacation packing checklist should also include any necessary cords and chargers, including headphones or adapters, for gadgets such as tablet computers and mobile phones. Healthy snacks can also be packed, and it is a good idea to include a printed itinerary on a packing checklist.