I started using a printable holiday packing list a few years ago to make it easier to remember everything I needed to pack and things I had to do before setting off on holiday. Using a holiday packing list ensures you won’t forget any of those essential items you need to take on your vacation.
I created my original packing list using a spreadsheet, which makes it easy to list the items with additional columns for quantity, a tick off the items as they have been packed column and a column for which bag to pack the item in or carry it on your person.
The printable holiday packing lists (download links below) are split into three, a holiday packing list for men, a holiday packing list for women (my wife kindly helped with this one) and a list of things to do before travelling.
The holiday packing lists for men and women are split into these subsections
- Daytime items
- Personal items
- Travel gadgets
- Other items
- Documents and money
The list of things to do before travelling is split into these subsections
- Book as far in advance as possible to get the best deals
- 3 Months prior to travel
- 1 Months prior to travel
- 2 weeks prior to travel
- 1 week prior to travel
- The day before you travel
- On the day of travel
There are some blank spaces at the end of the sub-sections on each list so that you can add in your own items to make your own personalized holiday packing lists.
Free printable vacation packing lists – Download below
You can download each list separately in PDF format which makes it easy to print the list. If you don’t have a PDF reader you can download one from Adobe.
Alternatively all three lists are available to download in one Microsoft Excel file:
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If you found these printable holiday packing lists helpful for you to remember what things to take on your vacation, please share so others can benefit from the information as well. If you have any questions or holiday packing tips of your own, leave a comment below.