Winter Vacation Packing List + Free Printable

When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our winter vacation packing list to make sure you don’t forget anything!

There are many winter vacation ideas in the US. Once you pick the destination, you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll need to pack.

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The winter packing list is fairly comprehensive, and you may not need every item depending on your type of travel and the things you will do, so make modifications as needed.

Download the printable winter packing list for free below!

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Winter Vacation Packing List

There are a variety of USA winter destinations to visit in the winter and weather, region and elevation are important to consider when packing.

Weather can be unpredictable in the winter, so be sure to check the forecast and pack accordingly!

We enjoy traveling during the winter when it’s the off season at many locations. But winter exploration and photography can be a love-hate struggle. You’ll need the right winter clothing so you can still enjoy the outdoors!

If you’ll be traveling by car, check out our winter road trip supplies list so you are prepared for unexpected car troubles or bad weather conditions.

winter clothing for a Zion National Park trip
Winter clothing for a Zion National Park trip

Winter Packing Checklist

Here are the items we consider packing for a winter vacation based on location and expected weather.

National Park Annual Pass

Definitely pack the US National Park Pass if you’ll be visiting any of the parks. We think US National Parks in the winter are a great time to go!

We like to buy our pass through REI – they donate 10% of sale proceeds to the National Park Foundation which is cool! Plus that purchase goes toward our REI annual member dividend. You can also get them at any of these Federal Recreation Areas.

Daypack Items for Winter Travel

Hiking Gear to Pack Winter Adventures

Winter Clothing

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Adventure and Photography

SHOP FOR US National Park Guides and Maps:

national park guides and maps

Other Gear to Pack

Camera Equipment

→ Download the camera gear checklist!

Camera Gear at Amazon | Camera Gear at B&H Photo

camera accessories

FREE DOWNLOAD TO PRINT: Printable Winter Packing List

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