Great aids for creating a packing list: The Universal Packing List website takes all the variables (length of your trip, destination climate, accommodations, planned activities, transportation, bag size and whether you are traveling with kids) and creates a packing list just for you. Independent Traveler’s interactive packing list is similar. It has a list of more than 100 commonly packed items separated into categories.
Online, you check off the items you need and then add up to 10 additional items of your own. The Packing Pro application for iPhone creates your packing list based on the number of adults (male and female), the number of children, how many days you’ll be gone, climate and destination. It also has eight sample packing lists, ranging from couples on vacation to business travelers, as well as a pre-trip checklist.