Holiday Checklist - The Ultimate Holiday Packing Checklist

Holiday Checklist

Whether you are going on a winter or summer holiday, backpacking or camping, it's a good idea to make a holiday checklist before you go.

There's nothing worse than that "have I forgotten something" feeling when you're en route to your holiday destination. Our holiday checklist puts an end to that.

Forgetting your sunglasses isn't an issue but forgetting your passport would be a disaster and with so many things to think about, these things can happen. In order to help you pack for your next holiday, and not forget anything, Airparks have created this handy holiday checklist.

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This is the most important list in any holiday checklist. In the excitement of packing and last-minute chaos of getting all your last bits together, it can be easy to overlook some of the most important things. We recommend you check this list, and check it again! Essential items to pack or arrange before your journey are:

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa
  • Boarding Passes
  • Covid Related Travel Forms
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Cash/Credit Cards
  • Foreign Currency
  • Hotel Documentation
  • ID/Driving License
  • Prescription Medication
  • House Keys


With so much to pack and so much to remember, useful items can often be forgotten when packing your main luggage. The list below will make sure you have everything you need:

  • Travel Adaptor
  • Clothes and underwear
  • Jacket*
  • Shoes/Trainers
  • Swimwear
  • Beach Towels
  • Hat
  • Sun Cream
  • Toiletries
  • Medical Kit (plasters, aspirin etc)
  • Mobile Phone Charger

*We always recommend you take a lightweight jacket, even if you are expecting it to be hot. Sometimes the temperature can drop in the evening.

Hand Luggage

Hand luggage rules have recently changed. The size of the bag that you can take has changed with many low-cost airlines, so we recommend checking before you start to pack your hand luggage bag. Here are a few of the essentials you might want with you:

  • Purse/Wallet
  • Mobile phone
  • Airline/Hotel/Car Hire Tickets
  • Photo ID
  • Book/Magazine
  • Sunglasses
  • Destination Guide Book
  • Camera
  • Notepad and Pen

Travelling with Children

Travelling with children can be overwhelming. Trying to remember everything can often be mind-boggling. We're here to help. The list below provides some handy items that will hopefully make travel easier for both you and the kids.

  • Magazines/Books
  • Snacks/Drinks
  • A lolly for take-off
  • Baby Wipes
  • Favourite Toy
  • Blanket
  • Nappies/Changing Mat/Nappy Cream
  • Bottles of Milk
  • Baby Food
  • Dummy
  • Travel Sickness Medicine

Any Holiday Extras....

In the frenzy and excitement of booking and packing for your holiday you can often overlook all the extras you might need for your holiday; airport parking, airport hotels and holiday transfers are best booked in advance to ensure you can bag the best prices. Fortunately, Airparks has a great range of secure parking facilities at airports across the UK, and with our Best Price Guarantee, we are unbeatable on price. Airparks parking options include:

So make sure your bags are packed, you've got your essentials, and you're paying the lowest price for quality airport car parking.