Packing checklist for traveling with kids (free download)

Updated: May 11

Summer is fast approaching, and I will assume that for some parents it's time to shake the pandemic bug and weariness off and venture out on a well-needed long vacation. Yes, I admit quarantine with the kids was a drama in and of itself, but now it's time to embrace more fun, adventure, and exploration.

Where should we travel to? What should we expect? What should we look forward to with the pandemic?

I know it's a lot of questions that I may not have the answer to, but I can help you to take one stress off your hands and that's a PACKING CHECKLIST LIST (free download below) for traveling with kids.

Did you ever start planning for a vacation and then either overpack with unnecessary items or forgetting what you really needed? Whatever it is, I know it's even tougher packing for kids and ensuring that they have everything that they need.

Here are 10 tips that will help you to navigate the world of packing for kids, to ensure that you have just the right amount of clothes and items needed for any trip.

FYI: Traveling with kids especially during this time of a pandemic may be different, and does cause for a lot more strategic planning and precautionary measures than any other time of travel before.

Are you planning on doing any traveling with your kids soon? What are your concerns? Let me know. Please feel free to share your own experiences or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I will be happy to help you!

Tips and a packing checklist for traveling with kids
“Before planning to travel anywhere with kids, make sure to travel with just what is needed to prevent any undue stress"


What can ruin a trip faster is actually leaving your travel documents, especially if traveling internationally. Make sure that you have the required documents needed for each trip. Some countries may require more information such as vaccination records etc. Therefore before every trip, research what documents are required to ensure a smooth transition while traveling.

  • Passport

  • Drivers license

  • Vaccination records (for certain countries)

  • Permanent resident cards (US)

  • Birth Certificate

FYI: Before traveling check with every state (US) and country what pandemic-related documentation is required (covid-19 test results or covid vaccine records).


This is by far the most important thing to bring with you and unfortunately, it's the most forgotten. Kids are always getting cuts and bruises, sniffles, or tummy aches. Therefore don't forget to include medical essentials, such as:

  • First Aid Kit (travel version)

  • Prescribed medication

  • Pain/fever medication

  • Cold/Flu medication