Useful Tips

List of things on vacation at sea


Many people like to soak up the summer on the white beaches of warm countries. But when such a long-awaited vacation is already close, no one wants to bother with routine things. Therefore, it would be better to study in advance recommendations on how to properly pack your suitcase on vacation to the sea, and take into account the advice of experienced travelers. Then you don’t have to be upset that the necessary things lie quietly on the shelves of the closet for thousands of kilometers, and the vacation bag is filled, as it turned out, with useless objects.

Where to begin

The first rule is that you should never put off your suitcases at sea for the last day.. In this case, you don’t have to rush, worrying that you can be late for a plane or train, and certainly something useful from things will not stay at home. The second - you do not need to take a lot of excess, and the phrase "suddenly come in handy" must be forgotten. Not only is the luggage in itself quite heavy, there is also the possibility of exceeding the allowable weight of hand luggage, which will result in overpaying a considerable amount.

About a week before the planned trip, you should make a list of things to collect your suitcase at sea. During these days, you will probably be able to recall useful items that are not included in this list. What is taken into account when compiling it:

  1. The duration of the vacation.
  2. Number of travelers - a person travels alone or with family.
  3. Climatic features of the resort and weather forecast for the next week or two. After all, thinking about sunny days, you can simply forget that sometimes a cool breeze blows from the sea, and the rain takes you by surprise.
  4. The type of transport used - for example, if a person drives his car, this already removes some restrictions on the size and weight of luggage that are present when traveling by plane.
  5. The relaxation style is active (diving, climbing, excursions, etc.) or passive (as it is also called - "lazy").

It is not superfluous to ask in advance what basic necessities are in the hotel, boarding house or other place where the tourist plans to stay. So you don’t have to take too much with you, for example, a bathrobe or hairdryer.

What to take women and girls?

  • Swimsuit 1-2 pcs.,
  • Pareo, tunic - one at a time,
  • Skirts (short and long), shorts - 1 pc.,
  • Jeans or trousers - 1 pc.,
  • T-shirts, t-shirts - 3-4 pcs.,
  • Blouse (elegant) - 1 pc.,
  • Dress (cocktail) - 1 pc.,
  • Briefs - 1 pc. for a day
  • Socks - 2 pcs.
  • Bra - 2 pcs.,
  • Night pajamas - 1 pc.,
  • Lightweight dressing gown - 1 pc.,
  • Sandals - 1-2 pcs. (including smart ones),
  • Sandals without heels or ballet flats 1-2 pairs,
  • Slippers for the beach or slates 1 pair,
  • Warm blouse, cardigan or windbreaker (for evening) 1 pc.,
  • A light shirt with sleeves (if you suddenly get charred), and preferably sunscreen - 2 pcs. (to be enough)
  • Pants / breeches of sports type (or tracksuit) - 1 pc.,
  • Headpiece (1-2 pcs.),

A sports outfit can be useful on some excursions and for morning wars for a place in the sun, when you need to throw a towel on a sunbed by the sea at 7:30 in the morning :).

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What to take to a man

  • Pants are light (to go to the hotel, on excursions, around the city) - 2 pcs.,
  • Classic trousers (to go to a restaurant or an evening program at the hotel) - 1 pc.,
  • Shorts - 2 pcs.,
  • Swimming trunks - 2 pcs.,
  • T-shirts and t-shirts for 0.75 pcs. for a day.,
  • Light shirt -2 pcs.,
  • Compression socks (will not allow swelling of the legs on the plane),
  • Socks 3-4 pairs,
  • Briefs - 1 pc. for a day.,
  • Sandals - 1 pc.,
  • Slates - 1 pc.,
  • Summer shoes 1 pc.,
  • Headpiece 1 pc.,

Men's clothing is also better to take from natural, light fabrics. A dark shirt can come in handy for going to a party or a disco.

The eternal problem: how to put all the unnecessary things into one suitcase? 🙂

What to take to the child?

We have two children who have been traveling with us for 8 years from a year old. The younger the child, the more things you may need. But we will try to tell primarily about what is forgotten in the first place and has the most serious consequences on the road and on vacation.

We will be glad if you share your findings in the comments and help collect your suitcase to others 🙂

Clothes and shoes

  • T-shirts 1.5 pcs. per day (stain 2 during the day for the child is not a problem)
  • Panties,
  • Diapers,
  • Shorts, skirts,
  • Socks
  • Swimming trunks
  • Cap or panama hat (2 pcs.),
  • 2 bathing suits (one dries, we bathe in the other)
  • Warm clothes (if you are not traveling during the hot season),
  • Light jacket with a hood (in case of rain)
  • Long-sleeved clothing in case the child is burned,
  • Clothes for the evening,
  • Sandals,
  • Sneakers for excursions,

"A set of child safety"

This included all the things that may come in handy on vacation, but they may not be at hand at the right time. When packing your suitcase, make allowances for the age and interests of the child.

  • The pencils,
  • Notebook,
  • Books, coloring books, etc. (what to do with the child on the road)
  • Wristguards for the pool,
  • Pampers for the pool,
  • Baby food,
  • Drink,
  • Biscuit,
  • Lollipops (indispensable for takeoff and landing),
  • Non-spill cup
  • Bib,
  • Wet wipes,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Favorite toy with which the baby falls asleep
  • Pot
  • Spare Nipple
  • Patch and peroxide in case of falls,
  • Antiseptic (disinfection of hands, surfaces, toilet bowl),

"Women things"

In order not to face the dirt at the evening light of the floodlights of the all-inclusive restaurant, do not forget to bring along:

  • Beach bag,
  • Ladies bag
  • Backpack
  • Clutch bag
  • Beads
  • Earrings
  • Belts
  • The scarf is light
  • Sunglasses (for himself and him),
  • Hairpins, elastic bands, invisibles, etc.,
  • Sewing kit,
  • Hair curler (if necessary),
  • Foam sponges,
  • Hair dryer

Although the use of cosmetics on vacation is recommended to be minimized, but where would we be without it. What cosmetics are worth taking with you on vacation? In our opinion, this is:

  • Day moisturizer in the morning
  • A bright, caring shine also in the morning,
  • Body sunscreen,
  • Cream or body lotion after tanning,
  • Foam sponges,
  • Night cream
  • Milk and tonic
  • Beautiful lipstick in the evening
  • Matting powder, better crumbly,
  • A small palette of shadows
  • Mascara is simple and waterproof
  • Remover for waterproof cosmetics,
  • Eyeliner and lip pencil
  • Nail polish (2-3 types are possible),
  • Nail polish remover,
  • Favorite perfume
  • Manicure set
  • Paper handkerchiefs,
  • Cotton buds and discs,
  • Wet wipes,

For woman

  • Shampoo and hair conditioner (in hotels shampoos are usually of poor quality),
  • Comb - 3 pcs. (massage, simple for him too),
  • Shower gel,
  • Body cream,
  • Deodorant,
  • Soap,
  • Antibacterial liquid for hands (useful for the whole family on walks)
  • Washcloth
  • 2 pieces of toothpaste and brush (for yourself and for him),
  • Machine for shaving,
  • Pedicure set
  • Hand and foot cream
  • Do not forget about critical days,
  • Beach towel 2 pcs. (if not provided by the hotel),
  • Pregnancy protection (if necessary)

For man

  • Shaving gel or foam,
  • Shaving machine and blade set.,
  • After shave balm,
  • Shower gel,
  • Soap,
  • Washcloth
  • Perfume
  • Deodorant,
  • Condoms (if necessary)
  • Toothpicks or dental floss,

We already wrote about what should be put in a tourist’s first-aid kit, so we will restrict ourselves to the types of drugs:

  • thermometer,
  • painkillers
  • from poisoning
  • in case of the occurrence of herpes and colds,
  • Activated carbon,
  • remedies for indigestion,
  • antipyretic,
  • against burns (solar first)
  • anti allergens
  • from thrush,
  • iodine patch
  • throat suckers
  • ear drops,
  • wide patches
  • silicone patch (from corns),

Technique and stuff

In the bustle of gathering clothes, cosmetics and hygiene, do not forget about the most important thing - a camera or smartphone with a camera. Indeed, thanks to these technical creations, then there will be something to remember and show to friends at work.

The same applies to Russian-language books, which, oh, how it will be missed on the beach. So we suggest to replenish your list with these devices and ideas (sometimes a little crazy 🙂)

  • Books on vacation,
  • Coffee (not everywhere it is at home),
  • Thermo mug (you can fill in stronger drinks and drink at the airport like coffee)
  • Umbrella or plastic rain cover (if there is a chance of rain),
  • Plastic hangers (for clothes),
  • Plastic clamps,
  • Plastic box for food (you can take a snack on the plane and carry fresh fruits on the beach),
  • Spare car keys (if you leave at the airport),
  • Penknife (never redundant)
  • Children's toys on the beach (you can always buy on the spot),
  • A camera or camera (you can do both)
  • Monopod (stick) for a selfie (if necessary),
  • Tripod for the camera,
  • Charger to the camera (camera),
  • Power cans,
  • Cell phones,
  • Charging device,
  • Adapter for sockets (if needed),
  • Memory card (another one, suddenly not enough),
  • A flash drive, preferably 16 or 32 GB (larger),
  • Laptop, netbook or tablet,
  • Mp-3 player,
  • Headphones,
  • Birushi
  • Iron (usually available at the hotel, but you never know),
  • Small kettle (if the hotel is not all inclusive)
  • Hair dryer (if not provided in the hotel room),
  • Tourist sim card,
  • Fumigator (from mosquitoes and other insects),
  • Slow cooker (if you plan to cook on your own or have special indications for nutrition),
  • Clothesline,
  • Clothespins
  • Beach tent (for protection against wind and sand)

To pack compactly in a suitcase, you need vacuum bags and a vacuum cleaner. Please note that a vacuum cleaner will also be required during the collection. Otherwise, you just won’t be able to stuff all the clothes in your suitcase 🙂

If you have something to add to our list - write in the comments!

List of necessary things

A properly compiled list of necessities will help to pack your bags on vacation quickly, without wasting time. Experts advise to distribute all things into separate "zones": clothes and shoes, first-aid kit, documents, appliances, hygiene products - so the list will not be chaotic. Opposite the most important points, it’s worthwhile to put separate notes and check the availability several times:

  • vouchers
  • tickets
  • passports
  • of money,
  • phones
  • chargers.

The list should be taken with you on vacation in order to double-check whether all things are packed before leaving home.

This item is individual for all family members, so it will not be superfluous to draw up a separate list of the necessary for each person.

An approximate list of things in a suitcase for a woman for 7-10 days:

  • a swimsuit, it’s better to even put two in reserve, because after a morning visit to the beach in the evening the foam rubber bodice may not have time to dry out,
  • the beach cloak of pareo will serve as an excellent additional protection against sunburn,
  • shorts, and if you need to walk a lot, breeches are better for more comfortable movement,
  • several skirts, two will be enough: one is above the knee, and the other is lower,
  • it is better to take one dress with you, but universal, suitable for “going out” and at the same time for daily wear,
  • jeans - even in warm countries you can’t do without them during cool summer evenings,
  • if the plans include outdoor activities, a tracksuit will come in handy; if not, it’s better to put it aside,
  • underwear for every day,
  • pajamas,
  • 3-4 T-shirts or T-shirts - this amount is enough,
  • loose shirt made of natural fabric, preferably linen (necessary in case of burning),
  • jacket for cold evenings, a cardigan is perfect.

What to put in a suitcase at sea for a man so that things are enough:

  • 2 shorts or 1 shorts and 1 lightweight pants made of natural fabric,
  • cold weather jeans
  • 3-4 T-shirts, T-shirts or shirts with short sleeves - you shouldn’t take less, because in summer clothes quickly get dirty, and you don’t want to constantly mess with washing,
  • lightweight loose shirt with long sleeves in case of sunburn,
  • daily underwear
  • a few pairs of socks,
  • 2 swimming trunks in case the first ones do not have time to dry before the next trip to the beach,
  • jacket or warm thick shirt for an evening walk during a cool sea breeze,
  • tracksuit, if you are planning an active holiday.

When planning to pack one suitcase for two on a vacation at sea, you need to figure out whether there is enough space for both of them. It is better to place basic necessities in advance, but if they will not fit, it is worth agreeing on what can be left at home, who can do without it.

The list of baby’s things for collecting a suitcase at sea should be “with a margin”, because children feel the influence of temperature more often and often get dirty. Sample list:

  • 2-3 bathing suits
  • several shorts or skirts (for a girl, these things can be combined),
  • 2 warm pants
  • 2-3 warm blouses
  • 4 T-shirts or T-shirts,
  • daily panties and socks,
  • 1 pajamas
  • set of elegant clothes.

It is definitely worth collecting a suitcase at sea with the children so as not to miss those things that the child likes best.

You must remember to put several pairs of shoes for each family member in a suitcase on vacation:

  1. Sandals or sandals - they are suitable for hiking on the sea, and for walking around the city.
  2. Slippers, especially if the beach is pebble rather than sand, because you can easily burn or cut your legs.
  3. Sneakers or sneakers - it is better to give preference to models made of fabric material, so that it is comfortable even in the heat.

If you plan to go to a club or restaurant, you can add elegant shoes to this list.

Hats and accessories

When a suitcase is going to the sea, one should not forget about hats, especially for children. This is the most important thing - getting heat stroke is very simple, and the consequences are terrible. It is recommended to take 2 caps, hats or a panama hat.

Gold jewelry should not be worn, they can easily be lost. It is better to take a few items of beautiful jewelry. Iron jewelry is heated in the sun and can burn the skin, it is more practical to give preference to options made of stone or wood. If the watch is not waterproof, then it should also be left at home, because you can ruin the accessory, simply forgetting to remove it before going to the beach.

A bag for traveling at sea should also include:

  • belt, if there is clothing that is inconvenient to wear without it,
  • 1 small bag or backpack and one beach model,
  • Sunglasses,
  • hair accessories.

Bags for relaxing at sea should not be filled to the top, you need to leave free space in case of buying souvenirs and other reminders of the trip.

Hygiene products

Some people prefer to use mini-tubes of cosmetics provided by the hotel, or to buy everything on the spot, but it is much easier to get the necessary funds from home. If you know how to put things in a suitcase at sea, they won’t take up much space.. A particularly advantageous solution is the use of small bottles for traveling, you can pour the necessary amount of hygiene products into them:

  • sunscreen with a high level of protection,
  • panthenol or a special cream after tanning,
  • shampoo and shower gel,
  • hair conditioner, because salt water dries them very much,
  • toothbrushes and paste,
  • body cream - the skin becomes dry after sea water,
  • ladies can take a cosmetic bag with them, however colorful makeup on vacation is not always appropriate, it is better to give preference to natural shades, you must not forget the makeup remover,
  • deodorant,
  • shaving foam, aftershave and razor,
  • hairbrush,
  • hygiene products for women,
  • Beach towel,
  • cotton buds and discs,
  • perfume / cologne if necessary.

Manicure set will not be superfluous, although you can limit yourself to scissors, a nail file and tweezers.

Without a basic list of drugs to pack things in a suitcase at sea will not work. But medications should be taken only for basic necessities, the rest can be bought directly on the spot. Mandatory in the first-aid kit:

  • pills for food poisoning, because on vacation it is not uncommon (one plate is enough),
  • bactericidal adhesive plasters (5-10 pieces),
  • antipyretic,
  • painkiller
  • anti-allergy pills.

If there are vials of liquids in the suitcase (zelenka, iodine, cough syrup), it is worthwhile to pack them in plastic bags with a fastener in order not to stain other things if the medicine spills.

Money, documents and equipment

No matter how trite, but you should pay attention to the presence of mobile phones, according to statistics, it is they who are most often forgotten at home. It is also necessary to check whether there is a rest on the list:

  • charging device,
  • tablet or laptop (if necessary),
  • headphones,
  • camera,
  • hair dryer (if the hotel does not have one),
  • tickets
  • international passport,
  • keys
  • insurance,
  • driver's license (if the plans include a rental car).

It is better to store money on several bank cards, taking more than $ 500 in cash is not recommended.

Usually, to pack a suitcase at sea, these things are enough, the rest depends on the needs and level of comfort of the hotel and resort. Just in case, you can stock up on a folding umbrella, mosquito repellent and a book so that you have something to keep yourself busy on the trip, everything else is easier to buy on the spot.

How to pack your things in a suitcase

In order for the training to be successful, there is leifhaki, prompting how to pack things in a suitcase at sea as compact as possible:

  1. The easiest way to pack socks, underwear, charging devices for gadgets is to pack them in bags and put them in shoes, so they take up a minimum of space.
  2. If you roll clothes with a roll, much more things will fit.
  3. You shouldn’t shove makeup throughout the bag, it’s better to compactly put it in the makeup bag, but it is not worth putting it at the very top or bottom so that nothing will crack or break.
  4. Heavy and voluminous things, including shoes, should be folded to the bottom of the suitcase. And wrap fragile ones with foam rubber or soft clothes so that they definitely remain intact. In empty spaces you need to place small objects such as combs, and the lightest - up.

Anything that may spill should be packed in zipper bags so as not to stain the rest of the luggage.

Features of carry-on baggage

Packing bags at sea, if you plan to travel, should be in such a way as not to violate the rules of baggage. On board you can not take with you:

  • cutting and piercing objects: knives, screwdrivers, scissors, forks, syringes, needles, etc.
  • bottles and tubes of more than 100 ml, so it is better to review all gels / shampoos in advance,
  • flowers in pots,
  • blades (razors allowed)
  • lighters
  • weapons, drugs and other prohibited drugs.

The weight of hand luggage should not exceed 7 kg, and the dimensions of the suitcase cannot exceed the parameters 55 x 40 x 20 cm, so the bag on vacation needs a small but compact one. If you have to take things into the luggage compartment, you should pack your bags at sea in bright covers, so that in case of loss they have a distinctive feature.

Useful country-specific recommendations

In the presence of bad habits, it will not be superfluous to take a few packs of cigarettes with you - at popular resorts prices "bite". It is necessary to study the information about the country to be traveled, because each has its own specifics:

  1. You should bring beach shoes to Turkey, many of the beaches there are pebble, not sand. It is especially necessary to take care of the kids. Clothing is preferably light, light, made from natural fabrics.
  2. If a trip is planned to a Muslim country, for example, Egypt, you should not take frankly open dresses with you so as not to hear the indignant exclamations of the local population.
  3. Going to Germany, Italy, France, it is not superfluous to grab cosmetics and hygiene products in a suitcase, since in Europe all this costs 2-3 times more, and often soap, toothpaste, etc. are sold only in large packages.
  4. Experts advise taking an umbrella or raincoat, going to the sea to the south of Russia, since a humid subtropical climate does not exclude prolonged rains even in the hot summer months.

It is recommended to pay attention to the structure of outlets in the country in which vacation is planned. Sometimes an adapter may be needed.

These simple tips will help everyone quickly, correctly and compactly, without forgetting a single important thing to relax, pack your suitcase at sea so that everything fits in it.