5 Items for Your Summer Road Trip Checklist

Road trips are the best! If you’re planning to hit the road for this summer then you’re at the right place. To spend your valuable time for the weekend, road trips are an amazing option. The sun is out, wind in your hair, your favorite music in the background with the dear people around, what else can bring joy more than this! The tricky part of the road trip is organizing the essentials for your travels.

We’ve listed some of the important products to carry for your road trip,

Reusable water bottle

A reusable water bottle is absolutely essential for your road trip packing list. When you’re spending long hours driving, staying hydrated is very important. Wherever you go, have this water bottle, nowadays mostly all the tourist destinations are equipped with water fountains where you can refill your water bottle. It saves you having to buy a new plastic bottle at every destination.

There are different types of reusable water bottle you can choose from, each has its own unique advantages. Metal bottles are highly durable, and few models have clips to attach to your backpack. On the other hand, BPA-free plastic bottles are lightweight and generally shatterproof. 

To save space, you might want to go for a collapsible plastic flask that can be folded and placed even in a small place, making it super suitcase-friendly.


If you’re driving for a long time in the car with the sunroof open, UV rays work directly on your skin. Apply sunscreen on your skin to keep it protected during the summer road trip. Also, get SPF lip balms to keep your lips moisturised in the dry hot summer. Apply sunscreen to your arms while you’re driving. 


Most destinations will have shops where you can purchase toiletries, but packing the essential items is a safe choice. This pack should include all your daily essentials:  toothbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo, a razor and a hairbrush. Take tweezers (good for removing splinters as well as unwanted hairs) and sanitary wipes.

Also pack essential medication you might need during your trips. This includes pills, inhalers, and contact lens solutions if required.

Roadside emergency kit

No one can predict the accidents or breaks down in a road trip. Stay prepared by including a roadside emergency kit in your summer holiday packing list. Pack the basic safety items like a torch, jumper cables, first aid kit as well. Even if you don’t need any of these supplies, it’s better to be prepared before heading out for a road trip.


Pack a real-life camera to capture the most important parts of your summertime road trip. For SLR or point-and-shoot cameras, bring along a shoulder strap to keep the camera safe from dropping or losing it. If you love to create a scrapbook of your road trip memories later, then buy a Polaroid-type camera that prints pictures on the spot. 

Also have a spare tire, earphones, a power bank, and cushion. It always pays to be well-prepared. Once the planning and the packing is done, it’s time to enjoy!