The complete campervan holiday packing checklist

Planning your first campervan holiday? Not sure what to pack for your upcoming road trip? We’ve got you covered! Our campervan hire specialists have compiled a complete campervan packing list.
When you are on the road, you don’t want to end up wishing you had packed something that you later felt was essential. Whether it’s the phone charger or your toothbrush, sometimes, we may forget something when packing for a trip.
That’s where an essential campervan hire packing checklist can come in handy. In this campervan holiday packing list, we have covered some of the most important items you should carry with you in your campervan. Let’s get started!

Make the Most of Your Holiday in a Campervan

With a campervan holiday, your holiday fun never stops. You can park right next to your favourite beach and settle down. You won’t be wasting any time travelling between your hotel room and the beach every day. Park your campervan and enjoy the views, the breeze and the sea all day long.

Holiday on a Budget

A campervan holiday is a great way to travel, especially when you are low on funds. Bid goodbye to expensive flights and paying high nightly hotel tariffs. No matter where you want to travel, you can easily find holiday parks to park your campervan.

These are not only affordable, but they also offer excellent camping experience. Simply take a campervan for hire and you are ready to start.

Perfect for Family Holidays

Campervan holidays are a great way to travel with kids. There’s a sense of adventure when you travel in a campervan, and you get to spend some quality time with your family.

Go High Up the Mountains

You can drive your campervan to mountainous areas too. This means your campervan holidays are excellent when you want to explore destinations like Scotland or Snowdonia, where campervans can reach high altitudes with ease.


  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Health insurance copy
  • List of emergency contact numbers
  • If it’s a campervan hire, keep the owner’s details handy


  • Camera & charger
  • Earphones
  • Mobile phone & charger
  • USB cable
  • Power strip
  • Extension cords
  • Adapters
  • Tablet/ iPad & charger
  • Power bank

Personal Care

  • Suncream
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush
  • Soap
  • Make-up
  • Medicine
  • Perfume
  • Nail clippers
  • Glasses
  • Shower gel
  • Plasters
  • Painkillers & other medicine
  • Lip balm
  • First aid kit
  • Bug spray & relief
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Wet wipes
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Toilet paper


  • Tongs
  • Fish turner/ slice
  • Chopping board
  • Collapsible cheese grater
  • Knives
  • Potato peeler
  • Wooden spoons
  • Teabag squeezer
  • Matches/ lighter
  • Cool box
  • Kettle
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, milk
  • Cookware
  • Pans
  • Scissors
  • Tea towel
  • Scouring pads


  • Bikes
  • Board games
  • Journal
  • Cards
  • Books
  • Game console
  • Hula hoop
  • Volleyball/ football/ baseball
  • Sketchbook & pencils

Campsite Essentials

  • Lamp
  • Camping table
  • Camping chairs
  • Chair cushions
  • Blankets, pillows & pillowcases
  • Tablecloth
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry basket

Campervan Hire Essentials

  • Maps
  • Doormat
  • Awning
  • Hi-vis vests
  • Travel adapters
  • Handheld vacuum

Cold Weather

  • Coat
  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Beanie/hat
  • Raincoat
  • Ski supplies
  • Antifrost spray
  • Fleece blanket
  • Backpack

Warm Weather

  • Ice cube tray
  • Mosquito net
  • Travel fan
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip flops
  • Tick remover
  • Insect repellant

Your Suitcase

This boils down to personal taste. Also, what you pack will essentially depend on how long you are on holiday. If it’s a weekend holiday, a clean shirt a day would work perfectly. However, if it’s a 20-day trip, you won’t need 20 shirts. Consider your plans to decide what you want to pack in your suitcase.

  • Towels
  • Handbag
  • Rucksack
  • Closed shoes
  • Pyjamas
  • Sweatpants
  • Spare cold/warm clothing
  • Warm socks
  • Flip flops for use on the campsite
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit

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