The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Checklist for Couples


Whether you’re jetting off on a tropical getaway or a romantic city escape, packing for your honeymoon will be one of the final tasks on your wedding to-do list. So, what kind of things should you include in your honeymoon luggage?

To help you make the most out of your holiday, we’ve prepared the ultimate honeymoon packing checklist including all of the essentials for your carry-on bag and checked luggage. From medication and travel documents to clothing and accessories, read on for absolutely everything you need to pack for your honeymoon below!

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Packing Essentials for Your Carry-On Bag

Your carry-on bag should be well stocked with your essential travel items, just in case your checked luggage gets lost or delayed. We’d suggest storing the following items with you in your carry-on cabin luggage:

  • Passport
  • Drivers license
  • Wallet (including cash and cards)
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • A copy of your travel documents
  • Basic toiletries (deodorant, face wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Prescription medications
  • One change of clothes (including underwear!)
  • Headphones
  • Travel entertainment (book, iPad, kindle)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Travel pack of tissues

Packing Essentials for Checked Baggage

Now that your carry-on essentials are sorted, what should you include in your honeymoon checked baggage?

The ideal honeymoon packing list will really depend on your chosen destination and the length of your trip. The items below may not all be relevant to you, but simply use this list of honeymoon packing essentials as a helpful guide and tweak them accordingly!

Travel Documents:

  • Booking confirmations for flights and accommodation
  • A printed copy of your travel itinerary
  • A printed copy of your passport and ID
  • A printed copy of your credit cards
  • A printed copy of your prescription medication
  • A printed copy of your health/travel insurance
  • A printed copy of your emergency contact details
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  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Skincare (moisturizer, face wash, serums)
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications (paracetamol, anti-nausea, anti-diarrhea, antihistamines)
  • Makeup
  • Insect repellent
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Nail file
  • Sanitary pads or tampons
  • Hair styling tools
  • Hair ties
  • Hair brush
  • Lip balm
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Deodorant
  • Cotton balls/swabs
  • Contraception
  • Basic first-aid kit (bandaids, tweezers, thermometer, antiseptic cream)
  • Perfume/cologne

Technology Essentials

  • Phone charger (and travel adapters)
  • Camera
  • Camera charger
  • Headphones
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Clothing Essentials (For Her)

  • 4 casual shirts (t-shirts, singlets)
  • 2 dressy shirts/blouses
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 2 dresses (a casual option and a dressy option)
  • 1 light jacket
  • 2 swimsuits
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up or sarong
  • 1 pair of walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair of dressy shoes
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 everyday bag
  • 1 dressy bag/clutch
  • 8 pairs of underwear
  • A selection of bras (everyday bra, strapless bra, sports bra)
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Hat
  • Jewelry
  • Sunglasses

Clothing Essentials (For Him)

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of casual pants
  • 1 pair of dress pants
  • 4 casual shirts
  • 2-3 dressy shirts (polos or button-down)
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 formal jacket
  • Swimsuit or board shorts
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of casual walking shoes
  • 1 pair of formal shoes
  • 8 pairs of underwear
  • 3 pairs of casual socks
  • 1 pair of dress socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
Photo via Julia Berolzheimer

Winter Essentials

Traveling to a colder location? Remove the swimwear and shorts from your packing list and add the following items instead:

  • Heavy jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Long pants
  • Thermals
  • Beanie
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Boots

Miscellaneous Extras:

  • Small umbrella or waterproof poncho
  • Backpack or tote bag for day trips
  • Journal and pen
  • Activewear
  • Spare bags for wet/dirty clothes
  • Emergency sewing kit
  • Travel cubes for packing

Be sure to check the weather forecast in your honeymoon destination ahead of time to help you pack accordingly. You should also check the baggage rules of your airline to see if there are any weight restrictions you need to adhere to.

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The Ultimate Packing List For Your Wedding Day

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