Travel Smart: Ultimate Honeymoon Packing List

Posted by Adam Warner

luggage002.jpgOne week after revealing our top packing tips, we've compiled our ultimate honeymoon packing list for 2012. Equipped with this guide, you'll know exactly what to bring and what to leave behind for your once-in-a-lifetime getaway.

Carry-On Baggage

  • Airplane tickets, e-ticket confirmation, itinerary, and other essential travel forms

  • Driver's license or passport or visa

  • Credit cards, debit cards, AAA cards, and pre-paid calling cards

  • Money and traveler's checks

  • Vaccination forms (if necessary)

  • Prescriptions and other key medicines (such as aspirin)

  • Change of clothing plus a light sweatshirt or sweater (airplanes can get quite chilly!)

  • Travel entertainment like books, an iPod, headphones, and magazines

  • Small toiletry kit (with toothbrush and toothpaste, brush/comb, and makeup)

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Any valuables like jewelry or a watch

  • Emergency contact list, including personal doctors and credit card providers

  • Copies of all credit cards, passports, prescriptions, licenses, and other essential documents

  • Home addresses of family/friends to send postcards

Checked Baggage For Any Destination (One Week)

  • 3 pairs of shoes: Comfy, athletic, and upscale

  • Up to 7 pairs of socks (mix athletic socks with dress socks)

  • Up to 7 pairs of underwear, 3-4 bras

  • 2 pairs of shorts (if traveling to warm destination, of course)

  • 3 pairs of pants (such as jeans, khakis, and slacks)

  • If hiking/trekking, 1 pair of hiking pants

  • 1-2 belts

  • 2 skirts or dresses

  • 3-4 T-shirts

  • 3 blouses or tops for women; 3 polo shirts or dress shirts for men

  • 1 sports jacket

  • Swimwear (Lands' End Canvas has a stylish and affordable selection)

  • Workout gear (shorts and shirt)

  • Evening jacket or pullover

  • Toiletries: Deodorant, hand/body cream, soap, face wash, shampoo/conditioner, razors and shaving cream, bug repellent, floss, other personal hygiene items, sunscreen. Note: To save space and reduce weight, purchase travel-size toiletry items.

  • Evening bag (for dinner and on the town) and day bag (for guidebooks, food/drink, storage, hiking trips)

  • Electrical adapter for foreign destinations

  • Camera essentials (memory cards, chargers, film, tripod)

  • Chargers for electronics

  • Travel resources (guidebooks, maps, language books)

  • Travel alarm clock

  • Travel umbrella or waterproof rain jacket

  • Travel medical kit: Includes Band-Aids, fiber supplements, diarrhea medicine, and more

  • Various plastic zip-lock bags (for storage and laundry)

  • TSA-Approved travel locks

  • Contacts and solution (plus travel case)

  • Water bottle

  • Money belt (depending on your honeymoon destination(s) and itinerary)

  • Small travel journal

Essentials for Beach Honeymoon

  • Beach hat or ball cap

  • Aloe vera

  • Lip balm

  • Tote bag for beach/pool/souvenirs

  • Watershoes (such as Teva's Tirra - $80.00)

Essentials for Safari Honeymoon

  • Small binoculars

  • Hiking boots

  • Clothing in neutral colors for optimal game viewing (bright clothing can disturb wildlife)

  • Safari hat

  • Wildlife guidebooks

  • Hand sanitizer

Essentials for Winter Honeymoon

  • Waterproof ski pants/snowsuit

  • Waterproof winter jacket

  • Waterproof boots

  • Wool socks

  • Long underwear

  • Turtlenecks

  • Sweaters

  • Waterproof gloves

  • Neck warmer

  • Warm hat

  • Goggles for outdoor winter activities

  • Waterproof bag for winter gear

  • Optional foot/hand warmers

Did we leave anything off the list? Tell us what else you'd bring for your once-in-a-lifetime trip!