25 May in  Working with PDF

Travel packing checklist: What to pack on a trip


travel packing list thumbnail Summer’s almost here, and what better way to celebrate than to go on a trip? Whether you’re going overseas, road tripping for 12 hours, or going to a cottage for the weekend, you need to bring some necessities along with you.

Enter the travel packing list.

We know how stressful planning a trip can be. So we want to make the process a little easier for you. Sure, you can always use your phone’s built-in notepad to create your own list, but wouldn’t it be easier to just download the awesome PDF vacation checklist we’ve prepared for you instead?

Click on the image below to view the ultimate template for your all your upcoming trips.


travel packing list template

How to create your own travel packing list

If you want to customize our checklist or create your very own, we’re happy to show you how. You can use Soda PDF’s Edit and Forms features, which allow you to add text boxes, checkboxes, dropdown menus, and so much more.


Let’s break it down for you.

Step 1: Download Soda PDF Desktop or use the Soda PDF web app (14-day free trial available).


Step 2: Go to the Edit tab in the top ribbon bar and enter a title with the “Type Text” feature.

travel packing list create

Step 3: Using the same feature, add a list of all the items you need to bring. If you want to be fancy, you can create sub-groups too.


Step 4: Add a checkbox next to each item by going to the Forms tab and selecting “Check Box”

travel packing list checkboxes

Step 5: Save your PDF file on your desktop or save it to your cloud folder. Soda has built-in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Box integration.

travel packing list save

Step 6: Pack and check off your items as you go!

Tip: If you prefer using Word to create your travel packing list, you can then simply convert your Word to PDF and add the checkboxes as you go. You can also edit the text directly within the PDF if necessary.



How to check off items on your list

Digital copy – As mentioned earlier, Soda PDF has built-in integration with popular cloud storage providers, so you can access your travel packing list on your laptop, desktop and smartphone. You can also just email the copy to yourself if that works better for you.


Paper copy – Even though it’s not in the spirit of going green, you can always print a paper copy of the vacation checklist and check off the boxes with an actual pen (oh boy!). You can also take that checklist with you so you remember to bring all your belongings back.


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