Embarking on a romantic getaway? Good for you! You deserve it. To ensure romance on your vacation, it’s essential to pack the right stuff. You don’t have to fret about what to bring along on your relaxing retreat because we’ve created the essential romantic weekend getaway packing list just for you. Our packing guide will help you prepare for your honeymoon, Valentine’s Day trip, anniversary celebration, babymoon, or any vacation that focuses on love and passion. Read on to learn more about planning your trip and download your printable packing list!

Couple in airport embarking on a romantic getaway
Use this packing list to prepare for your romantic getaway!

Why Book a Romantic Vacation

Here at Travel Mamas, we love traveling with kids. But we also believe it’s important for parents to make time for themselves. Whether that means making room for romance on family vacation, or booking a romantic retreat without the kids. A romantic vacation gives couples a chance to reconnect and refresh their relationships. Something magical happens when we couples leave the stresses of our everyday lives behind and focus on the people we love. We seem to get along better and like each other more. And we remember why we chose our partners in the first place. I swear that annual romantic getaways with my husband have played a big part in keeping us happily married for nearly 20 years!

Couples that pack together, stay together!
Couples that pack together, stay together! (Photo credit: belchonock,

What to Pack for a Romantic Getaway

Packing for a romantic getaway differs from packing for a trip with children. Of course, you still need to pack the essentials like clothing and toiletries. But I encourage you to bring along a few spicier items, too. Toss a travel corkscrew into your suitcase if you’d like to enjoy a bottle of wine or two with your honey. You might want to tuck a little gift into your bag to surprise your partner, too, like jewelry, cologne or a book. Some lacy lingerie never hurt anyone, either. (Men — be sure to pack your best boxer briefs as well!) If you don’t want to expand your family or you’re traveling with a new love interest, birth control and protection from sexually transmitted diseases are essential, too.

A little lingerie never hurt anyone!
A little lingerie never hurt anyone! (Photo credit: Podraboty)

How to Use this Packing List

To make your life easier, our Packing List for Romantic Getaways is organized by category:

  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Medicine
  • Toiletries/Bath
  • Technology
  • Eating
  • Entertainment
  • Miscellaneous

We’ve also included extra lines so you can easily add more items that you want to remember to pack for your romantic getaway.

Couple on romantic beach getaway
Couple on romantic beach getaway (Photo credit: EpicStockMedia,

Print Your Romantic Getaway Packing List

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Free Printable Romantic Getaway Packing List for Couples

Save this List for Future Reference

Keep this romantic getaway packing list for future trips. Simply pin the graphic above to Pinterest. We hope you’ll follow Travel Mamas on Pinterest while you’re at it!