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by Sarah Forster


23 May 2023


In all the excitement of going on holiday, there is always something people forget! 

We’ve pulled together own Summer Holiday Checklist, to make sure that you have everything you need to get your well-earned holiday off to a blissful start…


  • Travel Insurance – make sure you check out our Travel Insurance Checklist
  • Passport
  • Boarding Passes
  • Hotel Info
  • Travel Money/Credit Card/Cash
  • Any VISA/ESTA docs
  • GHIC Card
  • Digital Copies of Documents
  • Essential Phone Numbers – BH/NOK/Hotel/Claims
  • Medical Prescriptions
  • Maps – or download offline map
  • Itinerary


  • Phone Charger
  • Plug Adapters
  • Power bank
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Laptop or Tablet + Chargers
  • Kindle
  • Bluetooth Speaker


  • Swimwear
  • Underwear
  • Trousers/Shorts/Skirts
  • Belt
  • T-shirts/Shirts/Blouses
  • Light Jacket
  • Pyjamas
  • Beach Dresses/Wear
  • Evening Attire
  • Gym/Workout gear


  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Bag
  • Reading Glasses
  • Hat
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Evening Shoes
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Beach Towel
  • Waterproof Dry Bag/Waterproof Cases
  • Day backpack


  • Suncream
  • After sun
  • Tooth Paste and Brush (and charger if electrical)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner and any other hair care products
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume/Aftershave
  • Moisturiser
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Travel Wash
  • Face wipes/Make Up Remover
  • Make Up
  • Hairbrush

First Aid

  • Personal Medication
  • Plasters
  • Pain and fever remedies
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • After-Sun or Aloe Vera
  • Antihistamine
  • Bite cream
  • Imodium
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Face Mask

Nice to Have

  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Sleep Mask/Neck Pillow
  • Books or Magazines
  • Wash Bag
  • Travel Wallet
  • Guide Books

Travel Insurance for your summer getaway…

At Just Travel Cover we don’t believe your age should stop you pursuing your travel dreams or soaking up the sunshine. With cover for hundreds of pre-existing medical conditions and no age limit we can help find the right cover for you from our panel of insurers. Find out more on our no-upper age limit here.

Not only does Travel Insurance protect you against unexpected medical bills, but cancellation for unforeseen events and lost and stolen luggage. At Just Travel Cover our Smart Luggage policy is included in all our gold policies and available to add on our silver and bronze or purchase seperately from just £3. 

Smart Luggage isn’t your typical air tag or battery charging case, instead it pays out when you need it the most. If your luggage is deemed lost or stolen after 48 hours you will recieve a total of £550 paid straight into your bank or PayPal account to be able to purchase essential items. Find out more here. Terms apply.


Holiday Packing FAQ’s


How can I pack less for holiday?

Select your outfits before you go and take essential items that you can wear with different things. The 5 4 3 2 1 packing method is a good starting point, allowing you to create different outfits with minium clothing. 

What is the 5 4 3 2 1 packing method?

The 5 4 3 2 1 packing method is simply:

  • 5 sets of socks and underwear
  • 4 tops
  • 3 bottoms
  • 2 shoes
  • 1 hat

If you are travelling for more than five days, don’t forget to add some Travel Wash!

Is 10kg enough for holiday?

This is unique to both the individual and holiday type. If you’re going on a golfing or skiing holiday and taking your own equipment then 10kg may not suffice. However, if you’re looking to enjoy a summer getaway or city break then 10kg can be more than enough if you travel lightly. 

You can even save weight/space by buying your toiletries in the airport with some chains offering click and collect like boots for example. 

How do I pack a carry on for 8 days?

Only take essential items and follow the 5 4 3 2 1 packing method. Make sure you can combine outfit choices which will also save room and weight. 

What should I pack before holiday?

Follow our handy summer checklist to keep you right.

Travel Insurance 

Here at Just Travel Cover we provide cover for hundreds of pre-existing medical conditions with no age limit, helping you protect you and your holiday from the unexpected.

Specialist Travel Insurance with no upper age limit

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