Amazon Prime Day is almost here – July 12-13, 2022, but there are lightening deals in the week leading up to it.
There are so many amazing deals, it can be hard to keep track off. Which is why we have put together our list of the top travel essential deals to check out. We will be updating this page periodically leading up to Prime Day and throughout the sales days. So bookmark this page and check back regularly.
These travel essentials were popular last Prime Day, and they are either on sale now, or likely to be on sale this year as well.
Disclosure: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you click one of the links and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you! See full disclosure and disclaimer policy here.
Do I need Amazon Prime to get the Deals?
I love Prime because it’s convenient, easy and super fast to ship. The free two-day shipping and returns (when available), is one of the best parts of the membership.
As a traveler, you don’t want to have to wait long to get those last minute items, so Amazon prime is super handy. Save money and get your items quick!
How to Make the most of Prime Day
- Sign up for the free Amazon Prime trial or log into your account
- Go the the main Amazon Prime page to watch items you want to buy
- Create a wishlist & add items you want to keep an eye on over the sale
- Bookmark this page for travel deals
- Add Amazon Assistant to your desktop – Keeps track of all your items & when they go on sale.
PRO TIP: Add items to your cart to save an extra step when deals go live.
Top Picks for Amazon Prime Day Deals for Travelers
Note: Some of these travel items might not be on sale yet. But if you want to make sure you can grab the deal, add them to your watch list – these things can sell out FAST!
Check Out What LIGHTENING DEALS Are Happening Right NOW!
In a hurry? Skip To:
- HOT DEALS NOW!
- Amazon Deals & Devices
- Best Suitcase & Carry On Deals
- Family & Kids Travel Essentials
- Prime Day Tech Deals
- Travel Backpacks & Anti-Theft Bags
- General Travel Essentials
- Beach Gear
- Kids Travel Activities
- Travel Clothes Deals (Women’s & Men’s)
HOT DEALS RIGHT NOW
These are were the hot deals happening last Prime Day. They aren’t guaranteed as many are time or quantity limited. SHOP QUICKLY if you see something you like.
PRO TIP: If a Lightning Deal is gone, try adding yourself to the waitlist in case they add more inventory!
- Audible Premium Plus Membership – 3 months free with Prime. Keep everyone entertained on the road
- Amazon Kids+ content – only $4.99/month (super deal for the year)
- Amazon Prime Students – (NEW) 6 months free trial and 50% off subscription
- Amazon Music Unlimited – NEW Get 4 months free
- Amazon Prime Video Channels – NEW Get 2 months for $1.98: Amazon Prime Video includes dozens of streaming channels including Starz, Showtime, Epix, and more.
- Fire HD 10 Kids tablet – Ages 6+
- Fire HD 10 Kids tablet Ages 3-7
- Kindle Paperwhite for Kids
- Kindle for Kids
- Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage
- 2 piece – Samsonite Aspire DLX Softside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels
- Carry-On 20-Inch – Samsonite Omni 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage (Rose Gold)
- 3 Piece – Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels
- Carry-On 20″ – Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels
- DELSEY Paris Chatelet Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels
- Samsonite Ascella X Softside Expandable Luggage
- Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels
- 2 Piece – Samsonite Omni 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage
Packing & Travel Gear Essentials
- Pack All Portable Luggage Scale
- Microfiber Towels for travel
- LifeStraw Personal Water Filter (for travel, camping)
- BAGAIL 6 Set Packing Cubes
- Compression Packing Cubes
- Packing Cubes
- Bagail Set of Six Packing Cubes
- Portable Luggage Scale
- Leather Passport Holder (fun colors)
- BAGSMART Electronic Organizer
- Leak Proof Silicone Travel Bottles Set
- Travel Scarf with Hidden Compartment
PRO TIP: If there’s something you want, add it to your cart to save yourself time when the deal goes live!
- Wise Owl Large & Medium Hammocks – (depends on size & color)
- Kids Hammocks
- Low Sling Beach / Travel / festival Chairs
- TOURIT Cooler Backpack perfect for picnics, hiking & road trips
- Titan Deep Freeze Coolers
- LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle
- Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern
- Coleman 2 Burner Camp Stove
Backpacks – Kids
- Adidas Back to School BTS Creator Backpack
- Mountaintop Kids Toddler Backpack
- Jansport Backpacks for travel, school,
- Puma Youth Backpacks
Backpacks & Bags – Adults
- Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack
- Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Slim Cross Body Bag
- Baggallini Everywhere bag with RFID
- Travelon Anti-theft Signature Slim Backpack
- Mens Small Sling Bag Crossbody Travel Backpack
- Osprey Daylite Daypack
- Osprey Fairview 55 Women’s Travel Backpack – depends on color/size
- Venture Pal Lightweight Packable Foldable Travel Backpack
Tech Deals – Kids
PRO TIP: If a Lightning Deal is gone, try adding yourself to the waitlist in case they add more inventory!
- Solar Power Bank 38800mAh
- Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS & Cellular)
- Apple Watch SE (w GPS & Cellular)
- Waterproof, Action Camera with Accessories
- Portable Selfie Stick
- JBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth
- Solar Phone Charger – Portable & Waterproof
- JBL GO2 – Waterproof Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Ear Buds & Headphones
- Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
- Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones
- Bose Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
- AirPods Pro w/ MagSafe Case & noise cancelling
- Beats Studio Buds
- Skullcandy Ear Buds
- SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds
Baby & Toddler Travel Gear
- Padded Car Seat Travel Backpack
- Diaper Bag Backpack /travel Bed & Change Station 5 in 1
- Birdee Car Seat Travel Bag for Airplane Gate Check
- Durable Car Seat Travel Bag
- hiccapop OmniBoost Travel Booster Seat with Eating Tray for Baby
- Baby Hiking Backpack
- Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier
- One-Hand Fold Luggage-Style Travel Stroller
- Evenflo GOLD Otto Self-Folding Travel Stroller
Beach Gear Deals
- Large Mesh Beach Bag
- Kids Swim Goggles (2 pack)
- Kids Snorkel Mask Full Face
- MacSports Heavy Duty Collapsible Folding All Terrain Utility Beach Wagon Cart
- Folding Wagon for the Beach & Everyday
- Extra Large Beach Bag
- Water Shoes for Kids
- Mens Womens Water Shoes
Beach Tents / Sun Shade
- Wolfwise Pop Up Shade Tent
- Easthills Pop Up Beach Tent
- hiccapop MiniPod Baby Dome / Travel Beach Tent
Beach Blankets / Towels
- Wekapo Inflatable Lounger – for beach, travel, festivals
- Sandproof Beach Blanket
- Turkish Beach Towels
Kids & Family Travel & road Trip Activities
- Bentgo Kids – Bento-Style Kids Lunch Box – perfect for packing travel snacks
- Kids Walkie Talkies (2 pack)
- Kids Walkie Talkies (4 pack)
- Seek and Find Scavenger Hunt Card Game
- Activ Life Kid’s Flying Rings (Frisbees)
- Highlights Hidden Pictures Sticker Fun (4 pack)
- ORSEN 2 Pack LCD Writing Tablet for Kids ( Mess Free Activity!)
- Kids Travel Tray for road trips
- Backseat Car Organizer (road trip saver!)
- Trekking the World Travel Boardgame
- Columbia Sportswear Apparel
- Columbia Women’s Arcadia II Jacket
- Marmot Men’s Lightweight, Waterproof Jacket
- Marmot Boys Lightweight, Waterproof Jacket
Top Picks for Prime Day Deals for Travelers
Prime Day is a great time to try out their premium audible, kindle and music / channel subscriptions. Often you will find extra perks and 2-3 months free (instead of only one).
- Audible Premium Plus Membership – Keep everyone entertained on the road
- Amazon Kids+ content
- Amazon Prime Students
- Amazon Music Unlimited
- Amazon Prime Video Channels: Take your movies & tv shows with you. Amazon Prime Video includes dozens of streaming channels including Starz, Showtime, Epix, and more.
BEST SUITCASE & CARRY ON DEALS
Samsonite Freeform Hardside Suitcase Carryon
Samsonite Freeform Hardcase is built to last, but remarkable light. Samsonite is a well known luggage expert. Comes with a 10 year warranty, spinner wheels, and is scratch resistant. Easy packing with the divider and multiple pockets to keep things organized. Buy it here!
Travelpro Maxlite 5 Expandable Luggage
A long-time frequent flyers favorite carryon. Travelpro Maxlite comes in multiple colors and is their most lightweight version – just 5.3lb. This softside suitcase features spinner wheels for easy navigation, stain & water resistant fabric, and high-tensile zipper pulls. There’s a matching lightweight underseat tote to complete your carry on set. Buy it here!
Baggallini Avenue Tote Top Handle Bag
Stylish, lightweight and roomy, the Baggallini Avenue Tote makes a great under the seat tote. Plus there is a trolley sleeve. Padded 10” by 13” laptop pocket to keep your computer safe. Stylish addition to your travels. Buy it here!
3 Piece Samsonite Omni Hardside
Other popular travel bag & suitcases to look out for:
FAMILY & KIDS TRAVEL ESSENTIAL DEALS
Ride – On Trolley Suitcase
Travelling with young kids? The Ride-On Trolley Suitcase will help avoid the inevitable “Mom, can you carry me?” while you struggle with carryons, backpacks and kid stragglers. It comes in 5 cool colors. Buy it here!
Fire Kids Pro Tablet
Fire Kids Pro tablet is a durable option for kids 6 -12. With a free year subscription to Amazon Kids+ that unlocks over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, songs, and Audible books, your kids will never be bored on the go. Buy it here!
Or choose the “kid proof'” Fire Kids Tablet for 3-7 years old. Nearly indestructable fun for the younger crowd. You also get a free years worth of games, apps, songs etc with Amazon Kids+. Buy it here!
Kindle Kids is the best way to avoid a suitcase full of heavy books, on your next adventures. Super handy for the voracious readers in your family. It comes with a free year of Kids+, so they can explore popular titles and series all year long. Buy it here!
Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier
Ergobaby Omni carrier is a must for travelling with babies. Your wee ones will love being able to safely face forward and see the world go by. Fun fact – I never owned a stroller, and just carried my youngest in her ergo for years! To the beach, travelling, on road trips, to the park. So versatile. Buy it here!
Deuter Junior Kids Backpack
Deuter Junior Kids Backpacks. Let your kids handle whatever travel life throws their way with this junior backpack. Water resistant for those rainy days of sightseeing or hiking. Plus flexible enough you could use as a school pack. Buy it here!
Portable Speaker (with Bluetooth)
Play your fam jam’s favorite tunes no matter where you roam with a Portable Speaker. It’s waterproof and dustproof design are perfect for taking it to the beach or camping. A Single charge lasts about 5 hours, and music, podcasts, or audible books can be streamed from your phone or other smart devices. Buy it here!
Chicco Mini Bravo Plus Travel System
The Chicco Mini Bravo Travel combo is another great family travel option. Their light weight quick fold stroller (one handed!) and car seat will make strolling the streets of Lisbon, or catching a plane / train simple. Buy it here!
Bentgo Kids Lunch Container
gb Pockit+ All-Terrain, Ultra Compact Lightweight Travel Stroller
The Gb Pockit Travel Stroller is designed to make travel easier with babies and young children. Lightweight, compact and collapsible, so you can carry it on planes (double check each airline first). Never be without a stroller again. Buy it here!
Other Family & Kid Travel Essentials Deals
PRIME DAY TECH DEALS
Headphones, & Ear Bud Deals
Bose Wireless Headphones
Travelers rave about the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, and Prime Day is the best time to get these quality noise cancelling headphones at a great price. Block out airplane noise, give a bit of privacy for personal calls, or listen to podcasts and music.
New AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro are sweat and water resistant with built in noise cancelling. Perfect for long travel days when you want to tune out the world, and listen to music, podcasts or a movie. Airpods aren’t cheap, so don’t pass up the opportunity to get them at a discount. Buy it here!
New SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds
Noise cancelling bliss. Use the Samsung Galaxy Buds to tune out your kids fighting, listen to music or give as the perfect tween / teen travel gift. Comes in black, white and a cool shiny mystic bronze color. Buy it here!
I love my MacBook Air, it is such a great travel and day to day laptop. Portable, lightweight, and compact, with 14 hours of battery life, makes this a top choice for travelers around the globe. Buy it here!
Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
Eco Dot for Kids
Bring the dance party with you with an Eco Dot for Kids. Kids can ask questions, set alarms, play music, stories and more. Comes with a year of Amazon Kids+ for access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. Buy it here!
Roku Streaming Stick
Other great Prime Tech deals:
TRAVEL BACKPACKS & ANTI-THEFT BAG DEALS
Travelon Classic Messenger Bag
Travelon is a well known icon in anti-theft bags. The Travelon Classic Messenger Bag excels at security, along with a variety of compartments, spacious enough to store all your important items. Cut-proof shoulder straps, lockable compartments, and rear panel zippered wallet make this a perfect travel companion. Diffent colors have different deals. Buy it here!
Matein Travel Laptop Backpack
A good backpack is a travel essential, and the Matein Travel Laptop Backpack is a good pick. Combine features like multiple compartments and room for a 15.6″ laptop with quality, design, color, and price and you have a winning backpack. There’s even a hidden anti-theft pocket, to keep your valuables. Comes in 7 colors. Buy it here!
PacSafe Women’s Citysafe Anti Theft Backpack
Cute, safe and roomy, the PacSafe Women’s Citysafe Anti-Theft Backpack, will have you roaming the streets of Paris, or flying off to Asia in style. Big enough to fit a 16″ Macbook Pro, and with plenty of anti theft features to give you peace of mind. Interlocking Zippers, Cut Proof Material and RFID blocking pockets. Buy it here!
Other popular Travel Bags
- Travelon Anti-Theft Crossbody Bag
- Vera Bradley Cotton Weekender Travel Bag
- Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Mini Shoulder Bag
Other popular Travel Backpacks
- Osprey Daylight Backpack
- Venture Pro Lightweight Packable Foldable Travel Backpack – great to use as an extra lightweight, compact backpack
- TETON Sports Oasis 18L Hydration Pack – good for hiking, biking, running
BCOZZY Neck Pillow for Travel (Kids & Adults)
Be cozy on your next long haul flight with the popular BCOZZY Neck Pillow. Prevent crinks in your neck, and bad sleeps on the go. They also have neck pillows for the young uns ages 3-7 and 8+. Washable – essential for a kids pillow.
Other popular travel neck pillows:
- Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow
- INFANZIA Kids Travel Neck Pillow – breathable fabric, washable & supportive
Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
Be prepared for whatever life throws your way with a Lifestraw Personal Water Filter. Avoid the dreaded traveler’s diarrhea by filtering out bacteria and parasites, and nasty things in your water. Peace of mind. Buy it here!
Or an all in one solution is the LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles. Perfect for keeping safely hydrated for travel, hiking & camping.
Microfiber Travel Towels
Microfibre Travel Towels are an essential item to pack. Quick drying, absorbant and versatile these have been used as a blanket, beach towel, fort, camping towel and more in our household. Buy it here!
This compact toiletry bag will keep all your toiletries organized for any trip. The Bagsmart Travel Bag has a sleek design, convenient handle and a hook to hang up your travel kit. Comes in 6 colors. Buy it here!
More Travel Essentials Prime Day Deals
- Conair Compact Travel Hair Dryer – Folding Handle & Dual voltage for worldwide use
Easthills Outdoors Instant Shade Beach Tent
Avoid the heat and lobster sun burns with a family size Beach Tent. Easy to set up and take down, privacy screen for changing and great airflow due to all the windows have a cool day at the beach. Buy it here!
Water Bottle with Hidden Compartment
Keep all your valuables safe at the beach with this popular Diversion Safe Waterbottle. Not only can you keep your drinks hot or cold for hours, but you can keep cash, cards or keys safe in the hidden compartment. Buy it here!
Turkish Beach Towels
Not matter if you are having a beach day, a short AirBnB weekend away, or touring in an RV with kids, a compact Turkish Beach Towel is super handy. Quick drying natural fibres and lightweight mean a great addition to your packing list. Buy it here!
Mesh Beach Bag & Cooler
Odysea mesh beach bag with cooler will allow you to take everything to the beach in one bag. Ample space for all your towels, sunscreen, sand toys and swim suits. Plus a cooler big enough to keep your snacks and drinks cool until you are ready. Buy it here!
ROC Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
SUP are a popular family activity. My daughter loves paddling around on one. Inflatable SUPs are great because they’re more affordable than rigid boards. Plus you can pack them down to fit in your trunk or check on a plane. ROC’s inflatable SUPs are super popular on Amazon. The Aqua, Black & Navy are currently the cheapest. Buy it here!
KIDS TRAVEL ACTIVITIES
Keeping everyone entertained and happy on those long travel days or on vacation can be a challenge. Make your life easier with these kids travel games & activities.
Toddler & Preschooler Travel Activities
- Melissa & Doug Flip It Travel Memory Game
- Magnetic Drawing Board for Toddlers & Kids
- Mess Free Coloring Kit
- Monkey String
- Lusso Gear Kids Travel Tray with Dry erase board
Kids & Tweens Travel Activities
TRAVEL CLOTHES DEALS
Columbia’s Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket
Columbia jackets are popular for women, and the Pardon My Trench is a lightweight women’s rain jacket that is stylish, flattering and practical. It comes in a handful of colors with an adjustable tie waist to customize your fit. Buy it here!
Eddie Bauer Trail Tight Leggings
Comfort & pockets, need I say more? The Eddie Bauer Women’s Trail Tight Leggings are ideal comfort for hiking, lounging, yoga or travel days. Their moisture-wicking fabric has UPF sun protection and odor control properties. Buy it here!
Skechers Women’s Go Walk Joy Walking Shoe
Skechers are a traveler favorite for their affordable price, comfort and memory foam cushioning. Whether you are walking the cobblestone streets of Europe, or taking a day hike in a Bryce Canyon National Park, these supportive lightweight shoes will carry you through your days. Buy it here!
Columbia Saturday Trail Pants
Columbia Saturday Women’s Trail Pants top our list of great outdoor clothing. Combine their water resistance, stretchy material, and range of sizes (2-16) with an affordable price and these are a travel favorite. They also come in short, tall and long lengths, with a flattering fit. Convert to capris in the heat. Buy them here!
Columbia Men’s Silver Ridge Convertible Pants
Let’s not forget the men! Columbia Men’s Convertible Pants have all the same great features. Moisture wicking, UV protection, and durable with security pockets. Zip off the legs for those hot days you need shorts. Buy them here!
Ice Breaker Merino Wool Layers
Great base layer for heat in cool weather, cooling in warm weather, Ice Breaker Merino Wool is the best. Moisture wicking, quick drying and lightweight, it’s easy to pack and wear.
- Icebreaker Merino Women’s 175 Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe
- Icebreaker Merino Womens 175 Everyday Cold Weather Leggings
- Icebreaker Merino Men’s Central Long Sleeve Casual Wool Lounge Sweatshirt
- Icebreaker Merino Men’s 175 Everyday Cold Weather Base Layer
Merrell Moab 2 Vent Men’s & Women’s
Merrell makes fantastic, comfortable hiking shoes. Woman’s Merrell Moab 2 Vent has contoured insoles & reinforced heel for extra support and good grip for hiking around. My partner loves the men’s Merrell Moab, and has repeatedly bought this hiking shoe.
Columbia Women’s Arcadia iI Jacket
Keep the wind, rain and the elements away from you while hiking and traveling with this lightweight Columbia waterproof jacket.
Other Women’s travel clothes Prime Deals
Other Men’s Travel Clothes Prime Day Deals
- Men’s Quick Dry Swim Trunks
- Columbia Men’s Buck Butte Insulated Hooded Jacket – deeply discounted now
Don’t forget you’ll need to Sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime Trial to take advantage of all the best deals! That’s how we ended up sticking with Prime as a family, for the free movies and fast shipping.
Packed for Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk.