The Ultimate Holiday Packing List To Cover All Bases From Plane To Pool

If we are truly honest with ourselves, we have all been with less than 12 hours before you board your flight and you still have an entire suitcase to pack. Whilst I pack, it’s always me panicking, underwear flying across my room as I attempt to figure out how many bikinis/swimsuits are considered too many, before dropping in a family member to sit on your suitcase as you wrestle to close it shut.

So now after the last two years of being grounded, nows the time to spread our wings and jet to some adventurous holiday resort, but while we’re ready for the sun, sea and sand, the stress of packing?? Well let’s be truthful, we haven’t missed this part of travelling. But lucky for you, I’ve already anticipated the pause in your summer travels across the pond might have left you unsure as to what to pack, so i’ve got ahead of the curve ball – whether you are head on a 9 hour flight to America or on a 18 hour flight to Singapore (a very lucky you!), or that you’ve even book an Airbnb in Majorca, i’ve got your holiday packing list covered with this ultimate holiday packing list to cover all bases from plane to pool.

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For the days:

  • Two summer dresses
  • Two midi/maxi skirts
  • One pair of long, loose trousers for a rainy or chillier days
  • One pair of wide leg/floaty/linen shorts
  • One pair of denim shorts
  • Two crisp linen or cotton shirts
  • One good quality cotton t-shirt
  • Three breathable vest tops
  • Two lightweight blazer or a leather/denim jacket [great for layering]
  • Two crop tops/blouses
  • One waterproof jacket [just in case or an umbrella]
  • Gym leggings or cycling shorts {optional}
  • Gym vest [optional]
  • Scarf for religious countries {optional}


  • One t-shirt bra and comfy one day bra (halter bra/wireless/bralette – really whatever support you need)
  • Two pairs of pants per day that you are one your holiday + a couple of spare – just is case moments!
  • Evening bra (as necessary) to suit your outfit (strapless/multiway)
  • A handfull of lingerie options (for couples/people who are planning to meet others aborad)
  • One pair of short pyjamas
  • One pair of socks for per day of the hoilday
  • One cosy pair of socks – great to wear for the long haul flights {optional}
  • One sports bra if you plan to workout {optional}
  • One pair of tummy control shapewear {optional}
  • Running sock if your planning to workout {optional}

For the beach or pool:

  • 4 swimsuits/bikinis
  • Khaftan/Sarong

For the evening outfit:

  • Pair of white trainers
  • Pair of slip-on mules
  • Pair of leather sliders
  • Pair of waterproof sliders or flip-flops
  • Pair of anything-goes ankle strap sandals
  • Pair of gym trainers {optional}

For the plane:

  • Light top, t-shirt or blouse
  • Cosy jumper/zip-up hoodie/cardigan
  • One pair of jeans
  • warm, lightweight jacket (if it’s chilly when you set off from the UK)
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  • Foundation
  • Primer
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Setting powder
  • Highlight
  • Eyebrow pencil/powder/pomade
  • Eyebrow gel
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow
  • Lip liner
  • Setting spray
  • Lipstick/gloss
  • Makeupbrushes/sponges
  • Makeup remover
  • Face cleanser
  • Hydrating spray/mist
  • Serum
  • Oil
  • Moisturiser
  • Lip balm
  • Sun cream for face


  • Body lotion
  • Sunscreen for body
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Perfum/body spray
  • Razor/shaving foam
  • Exfoliating scrub {optional}
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  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair brush
  • Dry shampoo
  • Hairspray
  • Heat protector spray
  • Hair serum/sclap oil/leave in conditioner
  • Sun/chlorine hair protector spray
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair tools – Airwrap, Curling tongs, Straighteners
  • Hair bands

Hands and feet

  • Hand cream/cuticle oil
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Foot cream {optional}


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Moutwash
  • Cotton buds
  • Tweezers
  • Tampons, sanitary pads, menstural cup and/or period pants
  • Contact leanses and solutions {optional}
  • Glasses {optional}


  • Borading pass
  • Driving licence
  • Any VISAs/ESTA/travel insurance documents you might need
  • House keys
  • Wallet, credit cards, debit card and foregin currency
  • Phone charger
  • Phone
  • Portable charger/power bank
  • Travel plug adapter
  • Headphones
  • Clear plastic 1L sandwich bag for liquids at the airports
  • Ear plugs
  • iPad/tablet/Kindle
  • Neck pillow
  • Wet wipes
  • A good book to read
  • Waterproof or disposable camera
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bench towel
  • Swimming goggles
  • Portable speaker
  • Lilo/rubber ring

For when your driving to your destination:

  • Parasol
  • Foldable beach chair
  • Plastic wine glasses
  • Satnav

Scroll down for the top travel essentials that are perfect for a 2022 getaway:

Glossier Rosewater Smoothing Face Spray £13


  • Formulated with Rosewater to soothe, Aloe to hydrate, and Glycerin to lock in moisture
  • Helps to seal hydration when applied immediately before serums and moisturizers
  • Spritz on as desired throughout the day—in the morning, after exercise, while stuck in traffic, or any time you need a pick-me-up
Kindle 1.8 m Folding Tilt Parasol

Dakota Field Kindle Foliding Tilt Parasol £21.99

Hawaiian style designed parasol, superior in material and excellent in workmanship. Combined traditional workmanship with modern aesthetics, unique and utility


  • This fascinating parasol will be an amazing addition in villa, garden, courtyard, swimming pool, plaza etc
  • Powder coated steel support, and the parasol head is foldable
Curves Tropical Leaf Beach Towel MultiColoured

Curve Tropical Leaf Beach £6

Crafted from 100% cotton and a beautiful tropical leaves design, this beach towel is perfect for taking with you on your summer adventures.

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INSTAX mini 11 Instant Camera £69.99

With the instax mini 11 Instant Camera you’ll never get a duff exposure again. This little camera features automatically picks the best shutter speed – so whether you’re taking photos in a dark club or at the beach, you’ll capture more of what’s going on.

INSTAX mini Link Photo Printer - Denim Blue image number 0

INSTAX Mini Link Photo Printer £99

Print straight from your smartphone with the instax mini Link Photo Printer. It’s small enough to take with you anywhere, and takes instax mini film, so you can make copies for friends and family.

VICHY Idéal Soleil Dry Touch Face Cream SPF 50 50ml

VICHY Ideal Soleil Dry Touch Face Cream SPF 50 £12.38

Very high protection with a dry touch texture.

To help protect against the harmful effects of the sun and protect the skin, Capital Soleil Dry Touch includes a wide spectrum filter system and photostable UVA-UVB based Mexoryl ®.

Superdrug Large Detangler Hair Brush & Combs £6.99

The Superdrug Large Detangler Brush helps to detangle your hair and comes in a matte gold finish.

White Floral Ruched Scoop Neck Crop Bikini Top

White Floral Ruched Scoop Neck Crop Bikini Top £13.99

Feel amazing in and out the water in this floral bikini top and the matching bottoms. 

GoPro HERO10 Black Waterproof Webcam Livestreaming Action Camera Emmy

HERO10 Black 23MP Action Camera £328.90

All-out speed and ultimate ease, now in the most powerful GoPro ever. Powered by the revolutionary new GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes. On top of all that, HERO10 is cloud connected—so the moment you charge it, your footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud.

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