Drive up the coast, soak up the golden summer sun, and experience what it feels like to be out on the open road...It isn't hard to see why the road trip is considered one of the best experiences in summer. No matter drive along the coast to take in some of the best coastal scenery, or along the mountainous road to indulge in the finest scenic, you can enjoy definitely an unforgettable trip.

If you are preparing a summer road trip, a useful tip is: make sure you've got everything you need before you hit the road.​ It is the key to have a stress-free and enjoyable trip, and could effectively reduce your budget.

Read our Ultimate Road Trip Packing List to get more ideas.


  • Road Trip Packing List
  • License and registration
  • A copy of your car insurance policy and the relevant contact numbers
  • Your car’s manual


  • oil
  • Spare tire
  • The car emergency kit: it contains Battery Booster Cables, 2 Light Sticks, Reflective Vest, Emergency Rain Poncho, Warning triangle, whistle, Tire Pressure Gauge, Window Breaker, etc.
  • Snow Shovel
  • Ice Scraper

Accessories that make your journey more comfortable:

  • UV Window Shade
  • Sunglasses
  • Backseat Air Bed
  • Air Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Plastic/Garbage Bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Chewing gum
  • A Towel
  • Flops
  • Day pack
  • A tent and sleeping bag: try to experience camping on the trip.

Some useful tools:

  • Maps
  • First aid kit: basic supplies such a band-aids, bandages, antiseptic and safety pins.
  • Personal medication: painkiller/Anti-Inflammatory Medication…
  • Flashlight: in case the car battery dies in the dead of the night. Buy two. It means you’ll have a spare.
  • Umbrella
  • Tweezers /Knife

Communication and Entertainment Equipment:

  • Phone chargers/USB cord
  • Bluetooth/Wireless hands-free kit for your mobile phone
  • Fun music
  • Camera USB chargers
  • Portable WIFI

Foods that keep you energized:

  • Snacks
  • Sandwiches and foodstuffs
  • Drink
  • Car Cooler

Personal Care Kit

  • Sun Screen
  • Body Wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Hair ties/Grips
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush & ToothPaste
  • Tissues

You can go down those small roads to see so much more, meet the locals, but be sensible. When you do that always let someone know where you are and where you’re going. Experience road trip and always stay Safe!

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