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31 Top Honeymoon Packing List Items for 2024 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring

31 Top Honeymoon Packing List Items for 2024 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring
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Your honeymoon is a time to celebrate the love between you and your partner – the last thing you want to worry about is packing! On our honeymoon, we went to Hawaii, India, Paris, and London, so we had to figure out how to bring everything we needed without overpacking.
Using our many years of world travel, we’ve simplified a comprehensive list, equipped with what to wear on your honeymoon, what NOT to bring, and important honeymoon FAQs.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of patience, respect, and a sense of adventure because with travel, you’ve got to expect the unexpected!

asher and lyric on honeymoon
My hubby and I during the India leg of our honeymoon!
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What to Pack for a Honeymoon – 31 Essentials

  • 1. Packing Cubes

    A suitcase explosion doesn’t really scream ‘sexy’ on your honeymoon. Use packing cubes to avoid weighing yourself down while also staying organized! You won’t have to waste time digging through your luggage looking for something specific because every cube has labels. You can simply pull out the item you need without a wardrobe mess all over the room.

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  • 2. Jet Lag Relief

    If your honeymoon has you crossing into another timezone, you’ll want to prevent the nasty effects of jet lag and exhaustion. Pack these homeopathic jet lag relief pills to take before you go and after you arrive. They will help you acclimate faster without the stimulating effects of caffeine, using botanicals like chamomile to keep you feeling fresh and ready for your romantic getaway!

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  • 3. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    The last thing you want to worry about during this special time is having your personal information stolen. I learned this when my credit card number was stolen at a location that I thought was safe. Protect your sensitive data like passwords and credit card numbers from hackers by turning on your VPN any time you connect to Wi-Fi in public places (like airports, hotels, cafes, Airbnbs, etc.)

    A VPN will also grant you access to websites from your home country that may be censored or blocked in the host country. My favorite perk is the potential for discounted rates on geo-targeted products (like discounted flight tickets) since airlines can’t track your location. An untraceable IP address will give you anonymity, mitigate creepy onlookers trying to monitor your online activity, and stop any price-gauging or fluctuations that are based on your region. It’s a triple threat and a must-have for any internet user.

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  • 4. Quick-Dry Travel Towel

    A travel towel should always be in your wanderlust artillery. We bring 3-4 of these on every trip because they’re light as a feather, dry 10x faster than cotton, and take up virtually no space. They’re also super multi-purposeful – as towels, picnic blankets, wraps, seat covers, packing cushions around glass items, etc.

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  • 5. Activated Charcoal

    There’s no easier way to ruin a honeymoon than getting food poisoning or suffering from an upset stomach. In case the tap water is contaminated or you eat something that doesn’t agree with you, bring along these activated charcoal pills to naturally remove the toxins from your system and keep you on your feet.

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  • 6. Honeymoon Travel Insurance

    With how unpredictable travel is these days, I wouldn’t go without a reliable travel insurance plan. No one plans to get sick or have an emergency while on their honeymoon, but it happens. We recommend using Faye Travel Insurance, as their plans are comprehensive and budget-friendly, usually less than 3% of your total trip cost, but will cover you for up to $250K in expenses. The last thing you need is to pay out-of-pocket for massive, unexpected bills that are preventable.

    Their 100% digital service lets you add on custom coverage like lost or stolen items, emergency medical care, evacuations, plus flight and trip cancellations (effectively making a non-refundable trip – refundable!) It’s worth it for the sheer peace of mind since a simple medivac starts at $20K, and that’s before receiving treatment.

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  • 7. Neck Wallet

    If you’re traveling to a crowded or touristy destination, you’ll need to make sure your valuables are secured and safely tucked away. This RFID-blocking neck wallet is a great way to keep your phone, passport, credit cards, cash, and other important items organized and out of reach for pickpockets (and also effective against e-thieves trying to scan your bag from afar for financial data).

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  • 8. Sexy Lingerie

    Your honeymoon just won’t be complete without some super sexy lingerie! It’s just what you’ll need to spice up your trip and make it as memorable as possible. Plus, lingerie is very lightweight, thin, and can be contained in one packing cube. I suggest you surprise your man on the first night and maybe the last night of your honeymoon as well!

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  • 9. Bath Bombs

    Set the mood with a relaxing bath. These bath bombs smell amazing and soothe the senses. You come out feeling super soft and smell amazing! These are on par with Lush but way cheaper. You might just want to bathe again and again.

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  • 10. Ashwagandha & Maca Root

    I’ve found herbal medicine to be the best way to support your body’s natural rhythm. Ashwagandha supports your immune system and reduces stress, while maca root is very good for energy, increased libido, and hormone balancing. So when I saw this combination, I knew it was an elixir for vitality and a stronger life-force! Give these a try if you want to feel a combination of relaxed and invigorated. It also has turmeric for increased blood circulation.

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  • 11. Universal Waterproof Phone Case

    Protect your smartphone from the elements with this waterproof phone case. Whether you’re headed to the beach or a rainy or snowy destination, this case will keep your phone safe no matter the conditions, and it costs next to nothing.

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  • 12. Universal Power Adapter

    Many honeymoon destinations take you to faraway places. If you’re heading overseas, it’s likely you’ll need to have a solid power adapter to plug in all your electronics. This one’s great because it comes with two USB ports and a lifetime warranty guarantee! So it may very well be the last adapter you ever need to buy.

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  • 13. Pashmina Shawl

    A pashmina shawl is an endlessly versatile travel item, and you can’t go wrong bringing it along on your honeymoon. Use it to make your outfit more seductive, keep you warm on a chilly evening, as a swimsuit cover-up, and so much more.


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  • 14. Travel Daypack

    A daypack is ideal for the daylong adventures and excursions you’ll inevitably be taking throughout your trip. Going for a travel-sized backpack is recommended because it will be more lightweight, durable, and large enough to carry everything you need.

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  • 15. TSA-Approved Luggage Locks

    Traveling without luggage locks is a mistake we won’t make again. After having items stolen out of our checked bag on an international flight, we play it safe and now always bring 2 sets of these TSA-approved locks for bags, hotel rooms, and lockers. They are super useful and offer real peace of mind.

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  • 16. Motion Sickness Patches

    Some of the best honeymoon activities include adventures, hiking, and sailing out at sea. If you are prone to motion sickness on windy roads or sea sickness when bouncing on ocean waves – bring along these motion sickness patches as a preventative measure. I tried a bunch of brands and these are the only ones that actually worked! Put one behind your ear and you’ll be way less nauseous and dizzy.

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  • 17. Windproof Travel Umbrella

    While rain is lucky on your wedding day, no one wants to deal with rain on their honeymoon. Still, it’s best to be prepared! This awesome windproof travel umbrella is great to stick in your daypack in case of rain. It packs down small, weighs less than 1 pound, and expands to cover two people when you need it.

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  • 18. Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger

    We never travel without a lipstick-sized portable charger. Pack this for your globetrotting so you’ll always have a backup battery to keep your devices charged. This will be really useful if you’re using your smartphone for navigation, photos, communication, and more, and could be a lifesaver in a sticky situation.

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  • 19. Discounted Tickets on Honeymoon Excursions

    There are infinite possibilities for your honeymoon itinerary! Some of the most popular spots include picnicking in Paris, sailing into the sunset of Barcelona, floating on Cloud 9 in Fiji, and snorkeling between the islands of Hawaii. Whether you’re soaking in the hot springs of Bali, chasing Mayan Ruins in Mexico, or anything in between – it is sure to be amazing.

    We use Get Your Guide to book the best excursions from the most popular destinations in the world. They offer flexible cancellation and authentic experiences that will truly enhance your trip.

    Discounted Tickets on Honeymoon Excursions

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  • 20. Cooling Towel

    A cooling towel is one of the coolest inventions (pun intended) that I’ve ever heard of! You add water to it, and the towel will drop to 25-30 degrees colder than the outside air temperature. It stays cold for up to an hour. Add more water, and BOOM! You have a chilly relief cloth to keep you powering through long hot days. Worth every penny.

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  • 21. Gorgeous Outfit

    This is your honeymoon, so you’ll both definitely want to pack at least a few gorgeous outfits. For a night on the town, your first dinner as a married couple, or a classy happy hour – you’ll want to celebrate by looking your best! This powerful look will also set the tone for what’s to come later in the night. Wink, wink.

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  • 22. Water Bottle with Built-in Filter

    Stay hydrated on your trip by packing a reusable water bottle! Not only will it save you some money, but it’s also way better for the environment than using disposable plastic water bottles. This one is amazing because it comes with a built-in filter to ensure your water is clean and good-tasting before you drink it.

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  • 23. Mosquito-Repellent Wristbands

    Honeymooners tend to flock to destinations that are tropical, warm, and prone to mosquitos. Bloodthirsty vampire bugs aren’t exactly sexy, and neither are the itchy bites they’ll leave in their wake! Bring these wearable wristbands to protect yourself with essential oils like Citronella. This brand is natural, and we love not having to spray and respray toxic fumes all day. If you prefer to lather all over, you can double up with a spray. Just ensure it’s deet-free.

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  • 24. Affordable Waterproof Camera

    There’s no doubt you’ll want to capture all your special moments during your honeymoon, and this affordable waterproof camera is your best bet! It’s small, durable, and works underwater up to 100 feet. It’s also way cheaper than a comparable GoPro.

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  • 25. Swimsuit Cover-Up

    Even if you’re not heading to a beach destination, you’re likely to encounter a pool or hot tub wherever you go. Be sure to pack a trendy swimsuit cover-up like this one so you’ll be prepared whatever the scenario. My hubby finds it very sexy too – it’s kind of like lingerie for your swimsuit.

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  • 26. Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray

    Literally, the honeymoon phase is about keeping things romantic… so your bathroom business can remain private, at least for this week. A little mystery never hurt so use this little spray-before-you-go bottle. It coats the toilet water with a film before you go and then no “fragrance” can escape. He’ll think you’re a unicorn fairy that never goes!

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  • 27. Good Walking Shoes

    No matter where you roam, good walking shoes will always increase your durability on long cobblestone walks or treks through the wild. Crocs are good for cities because they’re supportive and mostly waterproof. I use these for dirty outdoor locations because I can simply rinse off the dirt and don’t have to worry about ruining my shoes.

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  • 28. Deodorant Wipes

    A tip for my ladies… we all want to smell nice on our honeymoon, right? Your love will get a whiff of your natural B.O. eventually, but maybe not just yet! I use deodorant wipes to stay fresh on big adventure days and this brand cleanses the skin to reduce odors. You can use them all over your arms and legs, and it feels really refreshing. I also love that they come in individual packets so you can discreetly keep a few in your purse or wallet.

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  • 29. Travel Sheets

    For questionable beds in hotels, hostels, or when riding on long plane, train, and automobile journeys – travel sheets are great to have on hand. These are super lightweight but can add a nice barricade between you and less-than-clean sheets or an overused public transit seat. We use our sets for camping, international flights, and unique places where you just need to get some rest.

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  • 30. Packable “Just in Case” Bag

    These memories will last a lifetime, so bring an extra bag with you for trinkets, gifts for loved ones, and sentimental souvenirs for yourself. This “just in case” bag will be a great asset for those unpredictable shopping trips you’re likely to make on your honeymoon. It’s super compact when empty but can be filled to the brim, counting as your personal item on the flight home.

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  • 31. Wedding Gift for Your Love – “The Stars on the Night We Met”

    What better way to arrive home from your honeymoon than to have a thoughtful gift delivered for your person? A personalized star map shows exactly what the sky looked like on the night you met, the day of your wedding, or whatever special occasion you would like to memorialize. After being gifted this, I can say it’s a very sentimental and beautiful keepsake that you will both always treasure.

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What to Wear on Your Honeymoon

You’ll definitely want to dress for the weather at your honeymoon’s destination, so make sure to do a bit of research ahead of time to get what you need. No matter where you’re going, be sure to pack at least a few special outfits for nice dinners and events. You’ll probably want at least two nice outfits, one for the first night dinner and one for the last.

We always recommend bringing a few layers so that you can adjust to the climate easily. Also an umbrella is usually a good idea so that you don’t ruin your makeup or outfit due to an unexpected downpour!

What Should WOMEN Wear on a Honeymoon? – (Click to expand)
Below is a sample women’s clothing list. (All items link to for your convenience).

Women will want to look nice at times during their honeymoon and will want to relax at other times, as the wedding is over and it’s time to enjoy the vacation! You’ll want to dress for the weather in your destination and be sure to bring a few nice outfits for evenings out. A trendy swimsuit and cover up is always a good idea to pack as well.

What Should MEN Wear on a Honeymoon? – (Click to expand)
Below is a sample men’s clothing list. (All items link to for your convenience).

Men should be prepared with a couple nicer outfits for your honeymoon trip, as you’ll want to look nice for special dinners or nights out on the town. However, the rest of your honeymoon will likely require more casual dress, and be sure to pack for the weather in your destination!

How to dress for different activities on your honeymoon – (Click to expand)
Beaches – Beaches are pretty standard anywhere you go. Opt for a swimsuit, cute cover up, sandals, a beach bag, sunscreen, and you’re good to go! If you’re visiting a traditionally conservative country, you might consider opting for a more conservative-style bathing suit.

Hiking and Adventure Activities – If your honeymoon is in a destination with a warm or tropical climate, prepare with sturdy hiking shoes or sandals, moisture-wicking clothing, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, and sunglasses. If you’re headed to a colder climate, be sure to bundle up! That means snow pants, warm hat and gloves, wool socks, and plenty of layers.

Exploring Cities – No matter what type of city you’ll be exploring on your honeymoon, be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, as you’ll likely be doing plenty of walking! Depending on where you’re headed, dress to fit in with the locals, examples of which are opting for smart, neutral colored clothing in European destinations, and dressing more conservatively in South American and Middle Eastern locations.

Winter Sports Activities – If you’re planning to ski, snowboard, or partake in other winter sports, you’ll want to make sure you’re dressed appropriately. Bundle up with lots of layers and don’t forget to bring gear specific to your activity!

Nights Out – You’re likely to enjoy at least one nice dinner or night out on the town during your honeymoon. Bring a few nice outfits that make you feel fabulous and shoes that are attractive but comfortable. Men, bring some collared shirts and a pair of long pants, and women bring some cute tops, dark jeans, dresses, or skirts.

What NOT to bring on your honeymoon

  • 1.DON’T PACK too much stuff

    The last thing you want to worry about on your honeymoon is lugging excessive amounts of stuff around from place to place. Bring only what you need and leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs!

  • 2.DON’T BRING thank-you notes

    The wedding is over and it’s finally time to relax with your spouse! Don’t stress out about writing thank-you notes during your honeymoon, just take the time to enjoy your trip and your newlywed bliss.

  • 3.DON’T TAKE non-essential electronics

    Your honeymoon is the perfect time to unwind, unplug, and just enjoy quality time with the person you’ve just married! You’ll be glad you left distracting electronics at home.

  • 4.DON’T PACK too many valuables

    Don’t risk your favorite possessions getting lost or stolen during your trip and ruining your honeymoon! Bring only what’s necessary and enjoy a stress-free trip.

  • 5.DON’T BRING heavy liquids

    Opt for TSA-approved travel-sized bottles and consolidate the liquids you’re taking with you. This will reduce the weight and bulk of your luggage and you’ll be able to simply carry whichever toiletries you need with you at all times.

  • 6.DON’T TAKE uncomfortable shoes

    The last thing you want to do is spend your honeymoon with achy feet from uncomfortable high heels or hiking boots that haven’t been properly broken in. Bring shoes you’re sure are comfortable to ensure a smooth trip!

What clothing should I NOT wear on my honeymoon? – (Click to expand)
Don’t bring overly fancy or uncomfortable clothes with you on your honeymoon. Definitely bring a few nicer outfits for evenings out and nice dinners, but for the most part your honeymoon should be your time to relax and chill out with your partner. If you’re traveling to a foreign country, avoid bringing overly flashy or expensive-looking jewelry and electronics, as it’s likely to make you a bigger target for pickpockets and tourist traps.

FAQs for Going on a Honeymoon

  • 1. Where should I go on my honeymoon?

    Choosing a destination for your honeymoon will depend on several key factors. Consider the following: how much time do you have? What is your budget? Would you prefer cold or warm weather? Do you want your honeymoon to be more active, relaxing, or a mix of both? Once you’ve taken these questions into account, you will be able to narrow down your options much more easily.

  • 2. Where do people typically choose to honeymoon?

    Some people choose all-inclusive beach resorts, while others prefer destinations where they can experience a bit of adventure alongside their relaxation. Some of the most popular honeymoon destinations include Hawaii, the Caribbean, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Paris, the Maldives, Switzerland, Banff, and Iceland.

  • 3. When should I start planning my honeymoon?

    You’ll be able to start looking into flights for your honeymoon up to 11 months in advance, but you’ll be able to consider hotels much sooner. Contrary to popular belief, rates don’t necessarily get better the closer you get to your departure date, so don’t risk waiting too long to lock in your trip!

  • 4. Should I book my honeymoon on my own or through a travel agency?

    Everyone has their own preferences for booking their travel plans, but for planning your honeymoon, it may just be easier to go through a reliable travel agent. You’ll be so busy dealing with wedding details, it might make things easier to let someone else do the planning for the honeymoon so that all you have to do is show up and enjoy!

  • 5. Do I need to get vaccines or a visa for my honeymoon?

    You will need to check online to see if visas or vaccines are required for visiting your specific honeymoon destination. Be sure to leave plenty of time to take care of these things before your trip, as visas can sometimes require mailing your passport into the country’s embassy which can take months, and vaccinations often require you to have them a month or more prior to departure.