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Road Trip Prep – 2-4 Weeks Prior

Here is our official “2-4 Weeks Before You Go” prep list for road trips and vacations. Use it for extended hotel stays, holiday getaways and travel away from home. Want a printable list? Download the free “How to Prepare for a Road Trip Vacation” and get all the to do lists in printer friendly PDF format.

  • Go to bank and set up auto credit card payment.
  • Get destination currency if traveling out of country.
  • Buy traveler’s checks if you’ll be using them.
  • Get a roll of quarters and change for tolls and parking.
  • Phone utility companies and switch to credit card billing.
  • Get travel & medical insurance from agent, or auto club.
  • Get prescriptions from doctor to last the entire trip.
  • Set up a post box at the UPS Store or post office.
  • Set up a temporary mail redirect to the post box.
  • Shop, compare and buy food coolers.
  • Buy collapsible bowls and eating utensils.
  • Use the “Apps Packing List” to prep the smartphone.
  • Make reservations at your first destinations.
  • Print out Google maps if no GPS or data plan.

Did we miss something on our “2-4 Weeks Before You Go” road trip vacation prep list? Please contact us at Driving Road Trips and let us know. Thank you!