Packing List for the summer vacation: this should not be missing in your luggage!

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Are you spending your next summer vacation on the beach? Then you shouldn't forget your bathing suit! Our List will help you pack your suitcase quickly and efficiently.

Whether in Germany or France, in Spain or Portugal, on the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands - scattered around the world there is an infinite number of wonderful sandy beaches that invite you to swim. If you want to spend your next summer vacation on the beach, there are a multitude of travel essentials that you shouldn't forget at home. So that you don't lose track of things, we have put together the ultimate packing list for you, which you can use as a guide.

1. Documents and records

Basically, you should be able to identify yourself anytime and anywhere while on vacation, so your identity card and passport should definitely be in your hand luggage. The same applies to your driving license if you want to travel in your own car or if you have booked a rental car for your stay on site. And of course, you also need your health insurance card and your international health insurance (if available) for emergencies. In addition, the following documents are among the most important documents for summer vacation :

  • Train or plane tickets
  • Booking documents holiday accommodation
  • Booking documents rental car
  • Visa (if necessary)
  • travel Guide
  • Travel app (offline maps)

2. Cash and Finance

When on vacation, it is advisable to always have enough cash with you. At least one credit card with which you can withdraw money abroad free of charge. It is best to keep the two separate from each other, for example, the money in your wallet and the money card in a bum bag with an RFID blocker - or in a neck pouch with theft protection so that your credit card cannot be secretly read. It is also useful to note down your bank's emergency contact details. Also, take with you:

  • Foreign currency (if necessary)
  • EC card
  • wallet
  • mobile
  • Charging cable

3. Beach and pool

No matter whether you spend your summer vacation on the beach or by the pool: from the cooler bag over the parasol up to the air mattress, there is a multitude of practical bath accessories that will sweeten your stay. A waterproof phone case, a windproof beach shelter or a comfortable beach mature especially useful if you are spending your vacation by the sea. In any case, you have to protect yourself from the intense sunlight, so the following things - in addition to the most important standards - must not be missing in your suitcase:

  • Sun protection
  • Aftersun lotion
  • sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimsuit/bikini/swim shorts
  • Bath towel/beach towel
  • Flip flops
  • Books and/or magazines
  • Armbands (for children)

4. First aid kit

Unfortunately, we are not unsusceptible to conditions, even on vacation. Above all, the stomach tends to overreact in a particularly exotic cuisine - this is why a remedy for diarrhoea is essential in any case in the first-aid kit. Just like an insect repellent, personal medication, but also blister plasters. So that you don't experience any nasty surprises during your trip, you should also write the following items on your packing list:

  • Bandages
  • Painkillers and fever killers
  • Cold remedies
  • Wound and healing ointment
  • Nasal spray
  • eye drop
  • Mosquito spray

5. Hygiene and maintenance

So you can pursue your daily personal hygiene in the summer, you need a well-equipped toilet bag. The compartments inside offer enough space for your care products - it is best to use travel sizes for shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, then you have more storage space for the remaining items such as razors and handwashing detergent, Cotton swabs or also:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Creams (hand, face, body)
  • Lip care
  • Brush or comb
  • Hair ties
  • Makeup
  • Feminine hygiene articles
  • contact lenses
  • Contraceptives

6. Clothing

With the suitcase, you will quickly notice that your clothes make up a large part of your luggage. When you are on holiday at the latest, you will notice that you don't even wear half of it. In order to save space or to still have the opportunity to buy new things on site, it is completely sufficient if you take a well-stocked selection of these items of clothing with you:

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • T-shirts, tops, tops
  • dresses and skirts
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Belt (if necessary)
  • Sweater or cardigan
  • a thin jacket
  • light and sturdy shoes
  • Sports gear (if needed)



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