Before you set off out the door for your trip, you need to make sure that you have certain items packed. While the destination dictates much of what we bring, there are certain day travel must have items that remain consistent for us. This is our packing list for a day trip; things that we make sure we have with us no matter where we are going.
First off, if you are going on a day trip, there are two things you need to have with you, good pair of shoes and a back pack. These are essential for having a successful day out when you are going to be doing a lot of sight seeing.
My personal favorite shoes are the Jambu Tahoe. These shoes are the ONLY shoes I wear when I know I have a lot of walking to do (especially outdoors). They slip on easily, have breathable fabric and are light weight. Most importantly, they are super comfortable and have great grips on the bottom no matter what the terrain.
If you travel a lot, it is a good idea to invest in a good backpack. The more compartments the better! You also want to make sure it has sturdy straps that are also cushioned so that you avoid back irritation. Wondering what to pack in your backpack? We’ve got a great packing List for a day trip:
- Sunscreen Stick
- Water Bottle
- Rain Jacket
- Phone Charger
Packing List for a Day Trip
Sunglasses. When you are outdoors, you need to protect your eyes from the glare of the sun. This is especially true when you are travelling to places like Iceland where the sun shines nearly 21 hours a day during the summer months!
Sunscreen. Your skin is your largest organ and it needs to be taken care of. When you spend a lot of time outside site-seeing, the last thing you want to get is a sun burn. It can totally wreck a vacation. Be sure to have a sunscreen stick in your bag at all times. You never know when you will need it!
Refillable water bottle. While those stateside can find access to clean, cold water almost anywhere, this isn’t the case when you travel to other countries. While you can find bottled water in most places, I prefer to have a refillable insulated bottle to keep my water cold.
Protein Bars. When you are on a day trip, you never know when you will be able to stop and eat. To refuel the body, we always carry protein bars! They have protein to keep you going and enough sugar to give you a quick pick me up.
Lightweight Rain Jacket. You don’t want to get stopped by a rain shower. Always take a light rain jacket that can also be used in the event that temps turn cooler than you expected.
Phone Charger. Let’s face it, you want to make sure that you have enough juice on your phone for taking pictures and for service in the event of an emergency. Invest in a good quality phone charger that is lightweight.
Do you have certain day travel must have items? What are they?