Road Trip Packing Checklist & Essentials

Sep 03, 12:44 PM
Welcome to the 1st episode of Season 2 of the Mark and Embark Podcast by ScoutMyTrip. The host for this episode is Myra Naik. 

In this episode Myra talks about the packing essentials for any road trip. While this list may sound very exhaustive, please keep in mind that this is considering longer road trips as well. While for short ones which could be for a weekend, you could skip on a few items - we would still advise having some basic items in your car always. 

Lists are a lifesaver whenever you are planning a trip, be it things to pack, attractions to check out or local specialties to try out. So we got our heads together to come up with an extensive road trip packing list for you. What you pack depends on the destination, time of the year and number of days you are traveling amongst other things.

When you are packing for a road trip though, there are certain essential things you should remember to pack to make your time on the road fun and comfortable. So here we go with the road trip packing list essentials by ScoutMyTrip.. in the voice of Myra.

Road Trip Packing List Essentials

  1. Medical Kit
  2. Car Emergency Kit
  3. Multi-port USB car charger and USB cables
  4. Wet wipes / Hand Sanitizers / Liquid soap
  5. Water
  6. Snacks
  7. Plastic bags that seal / Shower cap
  8. Disposable glasses, spoons & plates
  9. Sunscreen / Moisturizer
  10. Torch
  11. Towels, pillows, bed sheets
  12. Specs/contact lens
  13. Music Playlist
  14. Reading Material or a Kindle
  15. Pen, Pencil and Notepad
  16. Maps and Directions (Preferably offline)
  17. Loose change and cash
  18. Miscellaneous box

Original article written by Aparajita Mitra published on the ScoutMyTrip Blog

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A bit about our super epic road trip planner

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