Utilize This Detailed Road Trip Checklist

Man packing in his luggage suitcase in his car ready for road trip

Get out on the open road this summer with an epic road trip. Road tripping is a great way to clear your mind, see new places, and bond with others all in an affordable way. Whether you want to go alone, with a group of friends, or with your family, there are several things to keep in mind to pack so that you have an unforgettable (in a good way) road trip experience. Check out this list of road trip essentials from the Be My Travel Muse blog.

Car Essentials

You are driving on your road trip, so it is important to keep some essential items in the car. You never know when you may need something important while you are on your road trip. It is possible to lock yourself out of your car, get pulled over, or get a flat tire. Hopefully none of those things happen, but if they do, these items are good to bring along. You’ll need items like your license and registration of course, but also a spare key, emergency toolkit, car garbage bin, and spare tire and jack just to name a few.

Health Essentials

You’ll want to make sure that you have everything you need to stay healthy and comfortable on the road. This list includes things that seem to be common sense, but is a good reminder of things you may need on the road.

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Proper Clothing for the activities on your trip
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Toiletries including toilet paper, toothpaste, medicine, etc.
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

Fun Essentials

What is the point of a road trip if you don’t have fun? Keep the spirit alive with this list of fun essentials that will make your trip even better.

  • An awesome custom playlist featuring your favorite songs
  • Games
  • Book or audiobook
  • Camera
  • Journal
  • Coloring Book for kids

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Head Out

No matter where you go or who you go with, you are sure to have a better experience on your road trip with these items. Stay safe and enjoy!