7 Days and counting before your trip and there is lots to do; use this stress-free guide to separate all your preparation into simple day by day tasks. 7. Buy the essentials. Take the time to find your weather specific clothes, whether your trip includes the sun, rain or snow, identify clothes and accessories you’re lacking. Gather a list and scour the shops. Also, consider items you may likely forget but are as equally important, eg. an adaptor and bug repellent; for the most efficient holiday shop. 6. Pack. Get packing.