Packing the essentials for your US tour adventure will help ensure you have an amazing trip. Here are some must-have items to include in your suitcase:
Clothing for multiple climates
The US has a variety of weather conditions depending on where you’re traveling. Pack clothing for warm and cold weather, like t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, swimsuits, pajamas, etc. Layers are key!
Chargers and adaptors
With long travel days touring cities and natural attractions, your electronics will need juice. Bring your phone and camera charger, portable charger, and a US adaptor.
Have your passport, IDs, tickets, insurance info, and any required visas on hand. Make copies of important docs in case anything gets lost or stolen.
While many places accept credit cards, they have some cash on hand for smaller purchases. Notify your bank you’ll be traveling to prevent fraud alerts. Exchange currency or withdraw from ATMs once in the US.
Bring any necessary medications, supplements, or medical devices in their original packaging. Check if any are prohibited in the US. It’s also a good idea to pack pain relievers, stomach meds, bandages, sanitation wipes, etc. You never know!
For long flights or downtime, bring books, magazines, tablets, cards, travel games, etc. A pillow, eye mask, headphones, or earplugs can help you sleep en route.
Following these tips will ensure you have a memorable US tour experience. Safe travels! Let the adventure begin!
Practical Tips for Packing Light
When packing for a trip around the US, you want to bring what you need without overpacking. Follow these practical tips to pack light and smart.
Choose a versatile carry-on bag.
Opt for a mid-sized bag that fits in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. A backpack, duffel, or small suitcase with compartments will keep you organized. Make sure any liquids are in 3.4-ounce bottles and placed in a clear zipper bag for security.
Plan your outfits
Lay out a week’s worth of mix-and-match outfits beforehand. Include t-shirts, comfortable pants or shorts, and a versatile pair of walking shoes. For evenings, add a nice top and stylish sandals or flats. A light jacket, scarf, and fashionable hat will complete your look.
Keep extras to a minimum.
Only pack 7-10 days of socks and underwear. Do laundry if needed. Bring a swimsuit only if you plan to swim. Limit accessories, jewelry, and makeup. A small bag of toiletries will do – buy any extras once you arrive.
Make use of all space.
Stuff socks, belts, and underwear into your shoes. Place rolled-up clothes around the edge of your bag. Squish in extras wherever there’s room. But keep heavy items centered and close to the wheels or frame for balanced handling.
Following these packing tips will have you breezing through airport security with everything you need for a fun-filled US getaway. Now get going – adventure awaits!