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It’s hard to know what to take with you. Do you have enough?  Too much?  Here’s a handy class trip packing list to help you pack for your trip…

Every Traveler Should Pack

  • Enough clothes for each day of the trip (including undies and an extra pair of socks!)
  • Face covering
  • Gloves, hat, scarf (depending on weather)
  • Swimsuit/flip flops
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/baseball cap or visor
  • Insect repellent (preferably wipes)
  • Layers (hoodies in case it gets cold, joggers, etc.)
  • School shirt or trip shirt to identify as part of the group
  • Nightwear that is appropriate for room sharing
  • Appropriate and comfortable shoes for walking
  • Closed-toe shoes for traveling
  • Toiletries including travel soap, shampoo (check with the group leader regarding hair dryers, curling irons, etc.)
  • Extra pair of lenses /glasses
  • Prescriptions in original packaging and a list of prescribed medications for the group leader (check with the group leader for specific protocol)
  • Phone/phone charger
  • Travel poncho
  • Limited cash/debit card (remember, most fees are included in the cost of the trip)

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bus vs. plane

Bus Travelers Should Also Pack

  • A bag for the bus that includes anything you want to have handy but don’t necessarily need once off the bus (change of clothes, snacks*, drink, headphones, makeup, lip balm, sunscreen, hoodie). This bag typically stays on the motorcoach while students jump off and on
  • A small backpack or crossbody bag to keep with you while touring. Keep cash, phone, and other essentials in this one


Air Travelers Should Also Pack

  • Photo ID / Passport (check with the group leader)
  • Snacks* for the plane
  • Dramamine (again, check with the group leader)
  • Backpack with a change of clothes in the event a bag is lost
  • Carry-on liquids, aerosols, creams and gels using the 3-1-1 rule (4 oz bottle or less; 1quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1bag per passenger)
  • Unlocked luggage for easier TSA accessibility
  • Bags that are discreetly labeled with identifying information

Pro Tip:  Keep a change of clothes in your backpack or carry-on for emergencies

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Remember, when using our class trip packing list for a student trip, excess is not an option.  Keep it simple and smart and you’ll be prepared for a successful adventure!

*Check with your group leader regarding any specific food allergies