The Ultimate Vegan-friendly Packing Checklist

To help you as you prepare for your travels, here is a handy list of what to take on your trip as well as where to pack it best. We’ve also included a few vegan-specific packing items to keep in mind.


As you pack your carry-on, keep in mind that this is the bag you’ll have the easiest access to on your trip, making it the most practical place to store all your essential and important items. It is also the bag you’ll have to carry yourself along your travels, so it's important to make sure that you don’t pack it to be too heavy. The following items should be packed in your carry-on luggage, purse, or briefcase:

Necessities & Trip-related items

  • Plane/travel tickets
  • Set of undergarments
  • A light jacket or hoodie (if needed)
  • Wallet
  • Credit and/or debit cards
  • Cash
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Reading glasses, sunglasses, contacts
  • Basic makeup
  • Passport
  • Lip balm, lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Medication
  • Comb, hairbrush
  • Home & car keys
  • Deodorant
  • Reading material
  • Travel pillow, sleeping mask, earplugs


  • Laptop, tablet
  • Cell phone
  • Headphones
  • Charging cables
  • Portable charger
  • Adapters, converters
  • Camera, batteries, memory card

Vegan Carry-on Items

If you’re a fellow vegan, here are some items to pack in your carry-on so that they’re easily accessible:

  • Refillable water bottle (empty)
  • Reusable utensils
  • Drinkable vegan nutrition (in case of emergency)
  • Travel-friendly probiotics
  • Vegan snacks (bananas, gummies, granola bars, etc.


Checked Luggage

Here are some of the general items you should pack in your checked luggage or bags:


  • Casual wear
  • Dressy/formal clothing
  • Athletic wear and gear
  • Swimwear
  • Footwear (sandals, running, casual, dressy)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas, sleepwear
  • Hosiery
  • Accessories (hats, scarf, handbag, umbrella, belt, watch, etc.)

Optional Items (if space permits)

If you have some extra space after packing your essentials, here are some items you might want to bring along with you that can help you on your journey:

  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Nail file
  • Spare batteries
  • Rubber bands
  • Clothespins
  • Extra lock
  • Paper clips
  • Toilet seat covers
  • Bobby pins
  • Plastic bags (for garbage or clothes)
  • Safety pins
  • Band-Aids, first aid kit
  • Pen and paper

Vegan Checked Luggage Items

Again, for our vegan readers, here are some items to pack in your checked luggage to help you along your travels:

  • Packable small cooler bag
  • Vegan condiments (black pepper, salt, etc.)
  • Vegan snacks (chips, protein bars, cookies, etc.)
  • Protein powder (if needed)
  • Reusable shopping/travel bags
  • Shower essentials (vegan shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published