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The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List

This is a list of everything that you will physically need to make your road trip a success. You may not need everything in each category, but this is a comprehensive list of common items.

Electronics
Electronics keep us entertained, and a road trip is not complete without proper entertainment. Here are the most common items that you will need on your road trip.
Cell Phone
Chargers
Tablets
Camera
Binoculars
Car Adaptor
USB Cords
Headrest Mount
Smartphone Car Mount
Dash Camera
Portable Charger
Portable Wifi

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Paperwork
Going on a road trip without the proper paperwork can land you in a sticky situation. It is important to bring the items below so that you are prepared for anything that may happen.
Drivers License
Passport’s and Visas
Car Insurance
Registration
Car Manual
Credit Card

Car Maintenance Items
Getting to your destination without car issues is the goal, but if you have car trouble, it is best to be prepared.
Spare Tire
Fix-A-Fat
Funnel
Car Jack
Gloves
Tire Repair Kit
Battery Jump Starter/Jumper Cables
Emergency Roadside Kit
Shop Towels

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Items For Comfort
One of the most important things to do during a road trip is to take care of yourself by ensuring that you are comfortable. The last thing you want to do is arrive at your destination, drained and fatigue.
Sunglasses
Hat
Blanket
Pillow
Slippers/Flip Flops
Window Shade
Air Mattress
Bug Spray
Medication

Grooming/Toiletries
Taking care of your hygiene is essential, even on the road. These items will help you stay fresh, clean, and presentable.
Face Wipes
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Towel
Brush
Lip Balm
Sunscreen
Deodorant
Soap
Lotion
Shampoo/Conditioner
Tissue/Toilet Paper
Razor
Bobby Pins/Hair ties

Food & Drinks
You can easily spend a lot of money to eat on the road. If you pack some of the food that you will consume during the road trip, you can save a ton of money.
Cooler
Water Bottle
Ice
Water
Meals
Snacks

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Trip Essentials
These are a few general things that can be overlooked when packing in a hurry, but they will come in handy.
Wallet/Money
Map
GPS
Pen
Paper
Flashlight
Luggage

Cleaning/Sanitary Items
Cleaning items are self-explanatory. There are needed to keep everyone safe & healthy.
Sanitizer
Clorox Spray
Lysol Wipes
Windex Wipes
Mini Trash Bags

First Aid Kit
Bandaids
Alcohol Wipes
Gauze
Surgical Tape
Antibiotic Ointment
Small Scissors

Weather
Always check the weather before traveling. You never know what type of weather you will run into when traveling. It is best to be prepared.
Umbrella
Shovel
Car Cover
Ice Scraper

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Entertainment
Road trips can be exhilarating. It is up to you to make the best of it. Bringing entertainment along will help the trip go by faster.
Movies
Music
Book
Magazine
Travel Games

Hopefully, this list helps you pack for your next road trip. If there is another category or item that needs to be added to the list, please comment below, and I will add it.

3 comments

  1. This is so helpful! Road trips are going up and I actually have one coming up so I’ll be referring back to this! Thanks 😊

  2. Well alright, this is a very comprehensive list. I have a list I reference too when I travel but I never thought about things for tires and car maintenance on a trip.

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