Packing for a trip to Florida isn’t as simple as throwing your clothes into a suitcase; you’ll need to take into account the climate and current season, as well as where you are traveling and by what means. Driving down to Florida is much different than taking a plane regarding space and item restrictions. Planning to go the beach is different than spending the day at a theme park. Read on for advice on how to pack your bags for your trip, as well as what you cannot pack on an airplane.

The ultimate packing list for a Florida vacation

  • 3-5 t-shirts or tank tops
  • 2-3 shorts, capris or skirts
  • 2 long pants or jeans
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 1-2 sundresses
  • 1-2 nightlife outfits
  • 5-7 underwear
  • 5 pair of socks
  • 1 sweater, sweatshirt, light jacket
  • 1 pair of sturdy shoes (wear to fly)
  • 1 pair flip flops or flats
  • 2 swimsuits
  • 1 daypack
  • 1 sarong or cover-up
  • 1 hat
  • Wallet & ID
  • Travel documents
  • Medications (daily, necessary, allergy)
  • Headphones
  • Gum or mints
  • Sunglasses, prescription glasses, or contacts
  • Chapstick
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Fuzzy socks & flip flops
  • Make up
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Tissues
  • Smartphone & charger
  • Portable battery pack & connectors
  • Camera & lens, charger, batteries (2), memory cards (2), & an external hard drive
  • Lacrosse or tennis ball (perfect to eliminate back pain in flight)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Brush & comb
  • Hair ties and headbands – Humidity can do crazy things to your hair!
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Moisturizer
  • Shaving gear
  • Any medications or contact lenses you require
  • Lipbalm with SPF
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Fanny pack
  • Beach bag
  • Beach blanket
  • Kindle or books
  • Laptop and charger
  • iPad
  • Waterproof, sandproof iPhone case
  • Neck pillow
  • Packing cubes
  • Travel size bottle of sunscreen
  • Unscented antibacterial lotion
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Travel size bug spray
  • Unscented Lotion
  • Cortisone, Benadryl, or anti-itch cream
  • Superglue
  • Eye drops (allergy or saline)
  • Travel size contact solution (if necessary)
  • Pain reliever (Tylenol, Paracetemol, Ibuprofen)
  • Allergy meds (Benadryl, Claritin, Loratadine, other antihistamine)
  • After-sun gel
  • Immodium/Loperamide
  • Neosporin or antiseptic cream
  • Epi Pen if necessary (2)
  • Bandaids, athletic tape & gauze
  • Tums, Pepto Bismol, or antacid tablets
  • Safety pins
  • Butterfly bandaids
  • Ace bandage
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