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Planning a trip to Florida? If you’re wondering what to take on vacation to Florida, stop! I’ve put together this packing list for Florida so you can get organised for your trip now. My Florida packing list will cover you for a one week vacation and includes clothes plus all the vacation essentials for Florida that you’ll need for a fun trip.

Packing List for Florida

What You'll Find in This Post

I’m a big fan of packing light and travelling only with vacation essentials. Florida’s warm climate is pretty easy to pack for but there are a few things to think about in advance like humidity, bugs, theme park attire and beach gear. At the end of this post, you’ll find a complete packing checklist for vacation to Florida to you can download, print or Pin to Pinterest.

I also have another couple of useful posts that you might be interested in preparation for your trip:

Packing List for Florida

Clothes to Pack for a Trip to Florida

The following lists of clothing for a trip to Florida will be enough for a week-long trip. When you’re chosing your clothes for your Florida vacation, make sure all your tops and bottoms mix & match. Remember, on trips longer than a week, you’ll be able to do laundry so if you’re travelling for longer this is still the maximum amount of clothing you’ll need. For weekend trips, just cut the number of shorts, t-shirts and underwear by half.

Packing List for Women


Packing List for Men


Packing List for Girls


Packing List for Boys

  • 7 t-shirts
  • 4 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of jeans or cargo pants – For cooler evenings and to wear on the plane.
  • 1 lightweight sweatshirt or hoodie – For cooler evenings and to wear on the plane.
  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pair of lightweight pyjamas
  • 1 pair of Crocs or sandals
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 2 pair of socks
  • 2 swim suits with UV rash vest
  • 1 cap or hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses



Toiletries to Pack for a Vacation to Florida

If you’re travelling as a couple or family, choose items you can share to help you pack light and get your toiletries into one toilet bag. Your toiletries essentials for your trip to Florida include:

  • Shampoo & Conditioner – Decant into travel size plastic bottles. These squeezable ones are best!
  • Brush & comb
  • Hair ties and headbands – Humidity can do crazy things to your hair!
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Moisturiser
  • Shaving gear
  • Any medications or contact lenses you require
  • Lipbalm with SPF
  • Sunscreen – This is my favourite brand because it actually smells good too.
  • Bug spray
  • Small make-up bag – In humid climates like Florida, go with light make up. BB cream, eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss for day and red lipstick for evenings. This BB cream by Tarte is my absolute favourite for humid climates as it goes on silky smooth, doesn’t run and has SPF 30.

***You can also download a complete travel toiletries checklist here.***


Other Things to Take on Vacation to Florida

A couple of other vacation essentials for your trip to Florida include:

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Printable Packing List for a Vacation to Florida

To make your life easier, I’ve created a printable packing list for Florida. Print out this packing checklist for your vacation to Florida a couple of weeks before your trip so you can start checking items you have off the packing list.


Printable Packing List for Florida Image

DOWNLOAD: You can download my printable packing checklist for Florida vacation here.

PIN IT: You can Pin my printable packing list for Florida to Pinterest here.


I hope this list of things to pack for a trip to Florida was helpful! Please let me know in the comments if there is anything you would add to my packing checklist template for Florida vacations.


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  • Marie

    So detailed, and I’m loving it. You make me travel with ease. Thanks for the list.

  • Kate N.Y.

    Car charger for the rental car, I always forget that thing!

  • Kimberly

    My husband and I are gonna go to Florida for our 2 year anniversary, but we’re going in Decmeber… Would these lists be any different in Decmeber?

  • Della

    . . definitely helped me, but I ALWAYS throw in extras JUST in case! Ugh!

  • Danielle

    Just saw your list and would like to know what else I can take as there will be 15 of us and my little family has a 5 year and a 2.5 year boys so need some thing for the plane and what about nappies for my 2,5 year old?

    • Bethaney Davies

      I have a toddler packing list here that might help with that!

  • Tara ILeso

    You may want to add
    -cell phone & charger
    -camera, charger & extra memory cards
    -laptop & power cord
    -tablet charger
    -jewelry & case

  • Aashka Patel

    How long is this list for? Like how many days of a trip would this list work for?

    • Bethaney Davies

      My packing lists are all for one week. I only ever pack one week’s worth of clothes and figure I can wash them once on a two week or longer trip.

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