Europe Travel Checklist

The planning of a trip requires one to be thorough with almost every aspect, and prepare for unforeseen circumstances, though one can never be too cautious or too prepared, sometime it may seem a bit overwhelming and chaotic, without a systematic itinerary for planning a trip. Here to assist you is a basic travel checklist which covers most things that you need to keep in mind when planning for that much awaited Euro-trip:

Taking care of the daily chores: It may sound weird but the first thing that needs to be done is to take care that all the daily household chores, that are essential are either cancelled out as in put on hold till you get back or re-assigned, for example the newspaper, milk, watering the plants etc., should be taken care of.

Keeping a track of complete documentation: Perhaps one of the most important things is to take care that all your documents are complete and in order, things like:

  • An up-to-date passport, also a photocopy of it.
  • Extra passport size photos
  • Correct Visas for the countries you’re visiting
  • Travel Insurance documents
  • List of all the important numbers and emergency contacts
  • Traveller’s cheques, credit cards, phone cards etc.
  • Tickets, maps, guide etc. and accompanying reading materials if necessary.

Making sure of the gadgets and accessories: Ensure that, all the batteries are fully charged, carry spares for whatever you may feel is necessary and cannot be done without.

Essential weather clothing, but not in excess: You can make sure that you have everything in place, with a good sturdy pair of shoes, a sweater, and jacket. Also carry a rain coat or an umbrella for the rains, other essential items are well up to you, however make sure that you do not bulk up in luggage, on the basis of imagined necessity, travelling light is the best policy.

Other essential things that you should probably carry:

The need to carry toiletries and cosmetics does not need to be stressed on however you should always keep in mind to carry minimal quantities for them. Some of the things that might come in handy while travelling are:

  • First Aid Kit, keeping the essential medicines in case of medical emergencies.
  • Swiss knife, a multipurpose tool, which can aid you in a lot of situations.
  • A journal, to keep a track of things.
  • Sunglasses, to protect you from the glaring sun.
  • A swimsuit, for those urges to explore the waters.

With your shopping destinations planned and your travel list ticked off all you need now is to get going, begin your vacations, and a have a lovely time.