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Checklist for the vacation

The time has finally come: vacation is just around the corner. The days are numbered, the countdown is running at full speed. If only there wasn't the annoying packing of suitcases. Every time you have the feeling that you have forgotten something important. In order to relieve you of a few worries, I have listed the most important things that you should definitely think about before your vacation. You can also use my practicalPacking list for printing check off what you have already packed in the suitcase. So leave your worries behind and look forward to a relaxing holiday!

To-do and packing list for the vacation

Before departure | Before leaving the house

Packing list for the suitcase

Covid 19 notices

Packing list for printing

You should check these things before you start your journey ✔

One last home check before departure ✔

Turn off water and heating
  • Avoid damage & save heating costs
Save electricity
  • Pull out the plug & turn off the light
Empty the fridge & rubbish
  • Avoid unpleasant smells and mold
Close the window
  • Avoid burglary & damage
  • Assign neighbors to get the mail out

Your packing list for the vacation ✔


  • Mouth and nose protection (light mask for long journeys)
  • Swimming trunks / bikini
  • Underwear & bras
  • Tops
  • T-shirts
  • Blouses / shirts
  • clothes
  • shorts
  • long trousers
  • Skirts
  • Pajamas
  • Flip flops
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Sportswear
  • Tights
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal underwear
  • (Rain) jackets


  • directory
  • EC card
  • EU pet passport
  • flight tickets
  • Driver's license
  • money
  • Vaccination certificate
  • Health insurance card
  • Credit card
  • Identity card
  • passport
  • Travel documents
  • visa
  • train ticket


  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Sun cream & après-sun
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel & hair shampoo
  • Hair gel & hairspray
  • Contact lense liquid
  • Face cream & lip care
  • Make-up remover
  • Nail polish / nail polish remover
  • Nail set & tweezers
  • Perfume
  • Razors & Shaving Gel
  • Soap
  • Tampons
  • Handkerchiefs & cotton swabs


  • Glasses / sunglasses
  • Fanny pack
  • Neckerchiefs / scarf
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Jewelry watches

travel pharmacy

  • (Bladder) plasters
  • Birth control pills
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Medicines for allergies
  • Cold medication
  • Headache medication
  • Gastrointestinal drugs
  • Motion sickness medication
  • Ointment for stings
  • personal medication


  • (Neck) pillow
  • Books and magazines
  • Euro plug
  • hairdryer
  • Board games
  • Straightening iron
  • Hairbrush / comb
  • Hair ties & Co.
  • Smartphone
  • camera
  • Condoms
  • headphone
  • Charging cable
  • Laptop
  • Curling iron
  • Mp3 player
  • Wallet
  • Power bank
  • umbrella
  • travel Guide
  • Snorkel gear
  • Memory cards
  • pencils
  • Beach towel
  • Beach games
  • Beach bag
  • Bags for dirty laundry
  • dictionary

Packing list for holiday apartments and trips with toddlers ✔

Have you rented a holiday apartment or have you traveled with a (small) child? Then you should add a few things to your packing list. You can find out which ones are in the respective packing list.

Current Covid-19 information

Regardless of whether you are traveling by plane or on vacation with your own car - there have been some tips since the beginning of the Corona pandemic to be observed. The travel warnings for most holiday countries on the Mediterranean have already been lifted, so holidays in Europe are possible again. Still there are depending on the country individual travel advice to be aware of, which can change daily.

Therefore, it is advisable to consider the following tips before leaving:

  • Checks approx. a week before the trip the current entry requirements for your holiday destination. There can also be regional differences within Germany.
  • For some countries you have to register online in advance and sometimes show a QR code when you arrive. Find out more about the conditions for your holiday destination at the Foreign Office.
  • Load the "Safe Travel" app from the Federal Foreign Office and select the notifications for your travel destination. Then you will be informed via push message if the entry requirements change.
  • Important rule of thumb: The most reliable source of relevant and new information on immigration for Germans is always the Federal Foreign Office.
  • Here you can find all the latest information about traveling during Corona

Your packing list for the vacation to print out and tick off ✔

I have one last tip for you: If you are already after the next trip I recommend you to take a look at my offers. Regardless of whether you spontaneously go on summer vacation twice, book a single trip or plan your next trip in advance - you will definitely find what you are looking for with me.

Everything organized, suitcases packed, everything checked and settled at home? Then you can start your summer vacation. It's best to print my practical one Packing list for the vacation off, then you are guaranteed not to forget anything while packing. I wish you a good trip!

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