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Need help with your weekend road trip packing list? Does the work week have you slammed and running around without time to breathe? Are you an aspiring weekend adventurer or weekend road tripper who wants to get out and explore? If you answered yes, then you’re in the right place. Today I’m sharing my weekend traveler survival kit, a weekend road trip packing list of must-haves and things you certainly don’t want to forget when you hit the road!

Weekend road trip packing list? Yup! We have that! What are the necessities we pack for our weekend road trips? Find out here - and don't forget the MiraLAX® for occasional constipation! You know what I'm talking about!

I could literally live the entire weekend with the things on this list. Yep, it’s a simple list with a handful of things you should bring with you on a weekend road trip -but it’s all we need to relax and unwind!

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For me camera is number 1! I love to snap photos of our travels. As you all know, we love to travel as often as we can and sharing photos with family and friends is important to us. Everyone loves to see where we go and where we’ve been.

Travel Weekend Packing List - Camera

Recently we returned from a quick trip to Las Vegas where we walked the Vegas Strip, weaved in and out of the air-conditioned resorts and even went on some of the Las Vegas attractions!

Traveling to las vegas, wheel

We also ventured out to the Grand Canyon and that was AH-MAZING!!

Grand Canyon Guano Point

Cooler with Ice, Food, and Drinks

If you’re spending the weekend travelling in your car, pack a cooler with ice, food and drinks! Eating better-for-you food while on road trips isn’t always easy.

healthy road trip food

Tip: Cut up your veggies, like cucumbers and celery and place them in a plastic air tight container with water. They’ll stay fresh in the cooler for the weekend!

road trip healthy food

With a fast food joint on every corner, we don’t want to fall off our healthy-kick band wagon! Pack plenty of water and other drinks of choice, protein and fiber rich foods like granola, cereal, celery, apples, and other snacks you might like while road tripping!


Oh yes, you know what I’m talking about. Does traveling give you occasional constipation?

Road trip must-have MiraLAX

Aside from packing fiber rich foods, you may want to pack your MiraLAX® or MiraLAX® Mix-In Pax. It provides effective relief from occasional constipation by working with your body’s natural process. As MiraLAX® works with the body, it provides a gentle experience and doesn’t cause harsh side effects.

MiraLAX for occasional constipation

MiraLAX® is not like stimulant laxatives which make you go by forcefully stimulating the nerves in your colon. MiraLAX® unblocks your system naturally by working with the water in your body to hydrate, soften, and ease – it’s easy to take, easy on your body. Use as directed!

MiraLAX Mix In Pax

Follow the instruction on the package and add one of the MiraLAX® Mix-In Pax® to your morning OJ.

MiraLAX mix in pax with orange juice

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This one always makes me chuckle! I’m the kind of guy who gets the cheap-o sunglasses because, well, I’m a bargain hunter! Eeeeeeh that’s not always a good thing.

Sunglasses for road trip

While I make sure they have the proper UV labels on them, they don’t always hold up. We’ve been to Las Vegas four times. All four times my sunglasses broke. The heat was too much, and the plastic cracked – every time! Luckily by the fourth time I had learned to bring an extra pair of sunglasses.

road trip packing list sunglasses


From heat-exhausted sunglasses to sunscreen. It’s important to protect your skin while weekend road tripping! Whether it’s 100 degrees and the sun is blazing hot, or you’re hiking in the cool foothills along a winding stream, sunscreen should be on your must-haves list.

suntan lotion weekend travel list

Even overcast skies can be brutal on your skin. Prepare, apply, and reapply as needed while you’re in the sun! You don’t want to look like a lobster when you come home from your weekend road trip to Maine! 😉


Even in the summer, pack a blanket! You never know where you’ll find a nice pull-off that you can spread the blanket out on the ground and enjoy a picnic!

Weekend road trip packing list

A blanket will also keep you warm at night if you decide to do a bit of stargazing while weekend road tripping. Who’s been out stargazing in the middle of nowhere? Perhaps you have a favorite overlook or bluff you like to visit? Bring your favorite blanket and snuggle up!

So tell me, what’s on your must-have weekend road trip packing list?