(800) 715-6670 Office@catholicjourneys.com
(800) 715-6670 Office@catholicjourneys.com

Travel Check List

  • DO NOT PACK: Carry on your person at all times: Passport, Money, and Printed Confirmation of Travel Insurance.
  • FOR CARRY-ON BAG: Medicines and Valuables
  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: Because of increased security at the airport, we recommend checking in for international flights at least 2 1/2 – 3 hours prior to departure.
  • ITINERARY: Leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member, so they will know where you are each day and that they can reach you in case of an emergency. They can also call Catholic Journeys at 800-715-6670.
  • MONEY: We suggest that you exchange US dollars for the currency of the country you are going to visit, with the exception of Mexico, Medjugorje, and the Holy Land. We suggest that you get at least $100.00 to start and then you can change additional money along the way as needed. ATM machines are available in larger cities.
  • NAME TAGS: Please wear your name tags on the trip…. at least long enough for the guide and everyone to get to know each other.
  • PASSPORTS: Make sure your passport is current. Your passport is very valuable …. do not pack your passport in your luggage or leave your passport in your hotel room at any time. Keep a separate copy of the two front pages of your passport in case it is lost or stolen…. this should be packed separately from your actual passport.
  • TIPPING: Tips are not normally included in your package unless clearly specified. You may wish to leave a gratuity for your driver and for your tour escort at the end of each service performed. The recommended amount for the driver is $5.00 USD per person, per day, and $10.00 USD per person for the Tour Guide. On our Holy Land pilgrimages, we recommend $8 for the driver and $15 for the guide per person per day.  You may also want to bring a few extra dollars to leave in the churches where you will be celebrating Mass and for any local guides, you may have for special city tours or museums and for the house staff when staying in Medjugorje.

Travel Check List

  • One check-in bag
  • One carry-on bag
  • One personal item such as your Catholic Journeys Backpack

Before You Leave…

___Advise family of the itinerary, Leave the key

___Advise bank and credit card company of your travel plans

___Contact cell phone provider for available International Travel Plans or fees

___Copy the Information Page of the Passport with your picture to carry with you

___Get together addresses and stamps, Phone numbers

  • Please note, that this is just a suggestion of things to pack, depending on the time of year and your destination, you may not need or want all items. You can check the weather before you leave at:


Personal Care Items:


___Chap stick


___Cosmetic supplies


___Feminine protection

___Glasses/contact lenses and cleaning supplies

___Handy wipes: freshening up during the day

­­­­___Insect repellent

___Nail clippers/nail file and manicure supplies

___Razor/shaving cream

___Shampoo/conditioner and styling supplies


___Toothbrush & Toothpaste

___Travel pack size Kleenex


___Allergy/cold medicine; tablets

___Aspirin/Advil, Etc.

___Dramamine or Bonine – if subject to motion sickness
___Pepto Bismol- tablets



General Packing:

___Beach attire, bathing trunks/suit


___Camera /batteries

___Cell phone/battery charger/adapter

___Coat, jacket


___Electrical adapter for Europe or Holy Land.  You do not need one for Mexico.

___Extra plastic baggies – for dirty clothes or items you purchase


___Hats, gloves

___Inflatable head & neck rest, eye mask, foam earplugs (for flight)

___Laptop/batteries/power adapter


___Pen and paper

___Raincoat/umbrella/ poncho

___Reading material

___Sewing kit

___Slacks/ Pants

___Socks, underwear


___Sweaters, shirts

___Walking shoes

Carry-On Items:

___Credit/ATM cards

___Travel Insurance  Confirmation Page, if purchased


___Neck Wallet / Purse


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