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Travel checklist for a relaxed vacation

Checklist

So that you do not forget anything during your travel planning, we have put together the most important To Dos for you. Just pick one point after another and start relaxed on your vacation!

Preparing for the trip

  • Check passport and passport for validity and apply again if necessary (possibly children’s pass)
  • Required visa or US travel ESTA travel permit and Canada ETA travel permit
  • Check the vaccine status and if necessary have recommended vaccinations
  • Possibly. apply for an international driver’s license
  • Order a foreign health certificate
  • Complete foreign travel health insurance
  • Check the validity of the check / credit card, note the blocked numbers
  • Write down addresses of messages
  • Copy important documents
  • Possibly. Get foreign currencies or traveler’s checks
  • Travel guides / maps / maps to buy or borrow
  • Order / order mail / newspapers or ask someone to empty the mailbox
  • Possibly. Get sunscreen with a high SPF and mosquito repellent (are usually very expensive abroad)
  • Organizing care of plants and pets
  • Check and assemble the first-aid kit, if necessary, obtain prescriptions for regularly taking medications
  • Leave your vacation address, telephone number and key with friends or neighbors
  • Assemble addresses for holiday greetings
  • Organize arrival to the airport (if necessary pre-order taxi)
  • Oropax against disturbing noises

When packing a case do not forget

  • Check necessary clothing for completeness
  • Charging device for the mobile phone (in the case of travel to the USA, charge the mobile phone as it must be shown switched on in case of doubt)
  • Possibly. Adapter for electrical appliances
  • Camera, memory cards, charger
  • Alarm clock
  • Drugs
  • Travel literature
  • Attach a luggage tag with name and address (so that no burglars are attracted, the address should not be directly readable)

Carry-on luggage includes

  • Flight and / or train tickets, travel documents, telephone number of the travel agency, reservation confirmations
  • Identification documents, driver’s license, visa if required or vaccination certificate
  • Credit and / or check card, cash, travelers checks
  • Mobile phone (Switch off expensive data roaming function, if necessary, buy data volume for foreign countries beforehand)
  • Important medicines, e.g. against travel sickness
  • Warm clothes for the plane and air-conditioned rooms
  • T-shirt / underwear / toothbrush
  • Neck pillow
  • Chewing gum for pressure equalization at take-off and landing

Important on the departure day

  • Unplug all the power plugs that are not needed (TV, radio, etc.)
  • Possibly. Turn off the water and heating
  • Empty the fridge
  • Dispose of garbage
  • Turn off the stove and turn off the lights
  • Close all windows and secure against burglary
  • Lock the front door