Holiday Checklist

Preparing for your holiday will never be stressful again! Our holiday checklist takes care of everything you need.


Packing List
  • Passports and visas

  • Medication (if prescription take documentation)

  • Airline tickets & hotel documentation

  • Credit cards and ID (Driving licence)

  • Foreign currency/travellers' cheques

  • Valuables: camera, mobile phone etc

  • Sunglasses

  • Books / magazines

  • Travel sickness remedies

  • Sweatshirt / jumper

  • Clothes / underwear / hats

  • Shoes

  • Beach towel

  • Jacket / waterproofs

  • Swimwear

  • Suncream

  • Toiletries

  • Travel adaptors

  • Jewellery

  • Medicine

To Do List
  • Find out if you or any of your party needs a visa to travel.

  • Ensure that you and all your party all have EHIC-European Health Insurance Cards.

  • Find out whether vaccinations or medications are required.

  • Confirm details of travel arrangements to and from the airport.

  • For top travel tips, purchase a guide book about the area you are visiting.

  • Order your foreign exchange: currency and traveller's cheques.

  • Visit the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for travel advice about the country you are visiting.

  • Ensure you have received all tickets and paperwork from your travel company.

  • Upload copies of your travel documents, including passports, driving licences, visa, insurance policies and itineraries onto MyOnlineSafe.

  • Confirm luggage weights and sizes with your airline. Take a look at the UK airport baggage restrictions for a guide to what is permitted.

  • Plan your route from home to the airport, ensuring you have all the contact details for the airport hotel or car park you are staying at, and the airline you are flying with.

  • Leave your house keys and contact details abroad with a trusted friend or relative.

  • If you have a house alarm, ensure a trusted neighbour has the details or the alarm company if necessary.

  • Sort out your hand luggage - see our 'Hand luggage - what to pack' guide.

  • Reconfirm your flight times with the airline.

  • Check your flight for delays.

  • Put all tickets, visas, foreign exchange and passports safely in a travel belt or bag, and keep these documents with you at all times.

  • Check all electrical appliances are switched off and unplugged.

  • In winter, turn the water off at the mains to prevent the pipes from freezing.

  • Securely lock all windows and doors...

Your holiday checklist made easy

Planning a holiday isn’t easy. You want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect and with so many things to think about, it can become very time consuming. Have you remembered your travel insurance, your currency, booked your airport parking? Have you got a suitcase, hand luggage bag?

It is far too easy to let your excitement become clouded by the stress of pre-holiday arrangements. That’s why Holiday Extras want to help; our aim is to make your holiday experience as easy as possible.

Prep like a pro

Simple things such as having a holiday packing list to hand can be priceless. Add that along side your personal baggage allowances, flight information and online check-in, to name a few, and it won’t be long before you feel like a holiday checklist pro.

Use our simple packing list above or for tailored results click ‘Personalise Checklist’ now to have everything you need, in one place.

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