Packing List Vacation: The most important things for festival, summer vacation & backpacking

The summer holiday is booked, it goes to a sunny region, and the anticipation of summer, sun and fun increases. The long-awaited holiday is just around the corner. You have taken care of everything, be it the hotel or the plane tickets, and now you want to pack your suitcase and ask yourself the question: What do I actually need everything? – That’s been taken care of, because we have created a FIV Magazine packing list: so you have the ultimate list to pack everything you need for your vacation. Be it important documents and papers, clothes, cosmetics, medicine, technical equipment or beach accessories, everything is taken care of so that you don’t forget anything and pack everything. Now it’s just a matter of packing, so that you can enjoy your holiday to the full.

Money & documents

The most important things when travelling are money and documents, because without ID/passport and money you won’t get far in a foreign country. You should also take a credit card with you, because with credit cards you can pay everywhere in the world. To be on the safe side, you should make a note of the telephone number of your bank, which you can contact in an emergency. If you need a visa for the country you want to enter, you should apply for it early. It can sometimes take a little longer for the visa application to be processed and approved.

  • EC card
  • credit card
  • Cash
  • Foreign currency
  • Telephone number of the bank
  • Wallet
  • Identity card or passport
  • Visa (if required)
  • Health insurance Foreign insurance if applicable
  • Train ticket/ plane ticket
  • Maps / travel guides
  • Documents of the accommodation

Cosmetics and hygiene products

Personal care on holiday is also very important. Especially on summer holidays you should make sure to pack a sunscreen and apply it regularly to avoid sunburn (tip: if you have gotten a sunburn, a natural aloe vera gel is suitable to soothe the skin). What is also very important is that you should definitely reapply sunscreen after you have been in the water, because this way you avoid sunburn. You should also think of a deodorant, because in warm and tropical temperatures you tend to sweat. Shower equipment such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel as well as toothbrush and toothpaste should also be packed in any case.

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  • Shower products (shampoo, conditioner and shower gel)
  • Zip bag (for hand luggage on the plane)
  • Shaver and shaving foam
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Cream
  • Sun protection
  • aftersun lotion
  • Lip Care
  • cotton swabs / cotton pads
  • Brush/comb
  • scrunchies
  • feminine hygiene articles
  • Make-up and make-up remover
  • Contact lenses and accessories
  • Contraceptives
  • Towels


Who hasn’t experienced it: Air conditioning in an airplane or the change to the tropical climate can knock out our immune system, and we get sick. And nobody wants that on holiday, so it is very important that you think of a travel pharmacy. You should definitely pack the necessary medication: pain and antipyretics should never be neglected. If you do not tolerate the foreign food or water well, diarrhoea and stomach pills are very practical to get the gastrointestinal tract under control again. What is a must-have especially during a summer holiday is a natural Aloe Vera Gel. Aloe Vera Gel soothes sunburn and calms the skin. What is important for flight sickness: chewing gum. Chewing gums can help to alleviate flight sickness. If you are on holiday in a tropical region, you should pack a gel against insect bites.

  • Earplugs
  • Diarrhoea and stomach tablets
  • Chewing gum against flight sickness
  • Aloe Vera Gel for sunburn
  • Gel against insect bites
  • Patch
  • Sore throat tablets


What you often have to worry about is the clothes you take with you on holiday. Everyone wants to look good on vacation. Tops like T-shirts and tops should be packed in any case, as also trousers and shorts. Flip-flops, hats, swimsuits, bikinis or swimming shorts are a must for your summer holiday. It is important to take care of everything and pack clothes that will not let you down even in rainy weather. It can always be that the weather is not playing along, and you should be prepared for that. It would be good to pack sturdy shoes and a thin rain jacket. Also in case of tropical temperatures it can happen that it is a little windy in the evenings, thus a light jacket would be practical.

  • Trousers
  • Dresses/ Skirts
  • Tops
  • Light jackets
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • shoes
  • Flip-flops, sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Beach dress
  • Belt
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Technology and accessories

What is very important in the category technology and accessories is to remember to buy and pack a power outlet adapter to be able to use any technology at all. In many countries the socket outlet does not meet the EU standard. In addition, headphones can be quite handy for listening to music or watching movies on a long distance flight. A power bank is also very useful, because if you are on holiday and are away from the hotel all day, you can recharge your mobile phone and co. Those who want to take pictures as an unforgettable memory should think about camera and camera accessories. In the summer holiday, waterproof cases for mobile phone and camera are useful. E-book readers can be quite entertaining on the beach.

  • Mobile phone and charging cable
  • waterproof cases for mobile phone, camera and co.
  • headphones
  • Powerbank and charging cable
  • Socket adapter
  • Camera and camera accessories
  • Laptop and charging cable
  • e-book reader

Beach accessories

During a summer holiday, beach accessoires are not to be missed, as in order to enjoy the sun in calmness, one should in any case pack some things: Think of a bath towel so you can dry yourself off after bathing. A beach mat is quite practical for stone beaches. Moreover, it is very important to pack a sun lotion, as after having been in the water, one should in any case remember to put some more sun lotion on. One should also think about entertainment at the beach: take a book, a magazine or headphones with you. For the smaller bathers, one should pack some sand toys, balls and water wings.

  • Bath towel/ beach towel
  • Beach mat (for stone beaches)
  • beach bag
  • Water bottle
  • combination lock
  • book or journal
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Headphones
  • For children: sand toys, headgear, balls, water wings