Road Trip Essentials: What to pack for a one day road trip
A detailed breakdown of the must-have items to make your road trip a memorable experience
There’s nothing like the feeling of freedom and adventure that comes with a good old-fashioned road trip. With the wind in your hair and your favourite tunes on the radio, the open road is the perfect canvas for creating unforgettable memories. But before you rev up your engine and hit the gas pedal, make sure you have everything you need to make your road trip a success.
First and foremost, you’ll need a solid plan. Whether you’re following a curated itinerary from Guess Where Trips or creating your own, make sure you know where you’re going and what you want to see along the way. Don’t forget to pack your navigation tools - a paper map and a reliable GPS device can save you from getting lost in the middle of nowhere.
Safety should always be a top priority, so don’t forget to pack a first aid kit with all the essentials. You never know when you might need a bandage, some pain relievers, or some antiseptic wipes. And of course, stay fueled up and hydrated with plenty of snacks and water.
When it comes to clothing, comfort is key. Loose-fitting pants and breathable shirts will keep you feeling cozy and relaxed during long hours in the car. And don’t forget a light jacket or sweater for temperature changes.
Toiletries are a must for freshening up on the road. Pack your favourite personal hygiene products, wet wipes, and even a toothbrush and toothpaste. Plus, with these essentials, you’ll be prepared for any spontaneous overnight stays.
Keep boredom at bay with plenty of entertainment options. Our Sunshine Drives playlist will have you singing along all day, and Travel Trivia or printable bingo cards are great options for road trip games that won’t take up too much space.
Last but not least, make sure your car is up to the challenge. Keep your fuel tank full and make sure you have charging cables for your phone, along with a roadside emergency kit just in case.
With these road trip essentials in hand, you’ll be ready for whatever the open road has in store. So pack your bags, hit the gas, and let the adventure begin!