Travel | 06.29.2023

Prime Day Travel Deals to Shop This Year

Woman picking out a suitcase on sale.

By Franki Hanke

If you’re in need of some travel accessories, you have the chance to snag some travel essentials at the lowest prices during Amazon’s Prime early access sale. For the best travel deals available, keep reading. 

What is Prime Day? 

Prime Day is an exclusive sales event for Amazon Prime members. The event peaks during a two-day window on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12, but early Prime Day deals have already started ahead of Prime Day. It’s a bit like a summertime Black Friday. Retailers across all categories have discounts, but Amazon’s own products often see the best price cuts. 

During the deals event, watch for lightning deals that have a higher discount and shorter discount period. Follow our social media for deal alerts throughout the Prime Day sales. 

Only Prime members can shop for Amazon Prime Day deals, so if you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, it’s the perfect time to start an Amazon Prime membership. Be sure to explore all the Prime membership benefits before your trial period ends. 

Two white Samsonite suitcases that are on sale for Prime Day.

Samsonite Hardside Expandable Luggage – 62% Off

Samsonite is one of the best luggage brands, which is why our founder Paula uses them herself. This year, you can save over $200 on a two-piece luggage set in white. There are a few other Samsonite deals in other colorways, but you sacrifice the discount for other colors. 

The white is your best deal with an original price of $729 discounted to $226 with your Prime membership. The set includes a 20” carry-on suitcase and 24” checked bag size. Both have multi-directional spinner wheels for easy navigation through the airport. 

Reviewers Say: 

“[It’s a] great suitcase with loads of space. [I] love how easy it is to wheel through the airport.” 

Shop now. 

American Tourister suitcases have luggage deals, but they lack the same brand trust as Samsonite and don’t have comparable discounts. 

A compact, black messenger bag with the three-line Adidas logo.

Adidas Messenger Bag – 40% Off

Ditch your old duffel bag, this structured messenger bag is more secure and easier to carry through the airport with a pass-through channel on the back to securely sit atop a roller bag. The shoulder strap is adjustable and padded too, so it’s comfortable to carry without a roller. It’s a compact alternative to a weekender bag or travel backpack that is more multi-functional when you’re home from traveling and headed to work. 

It has organizational pockets for all your other travel essentials like easy-to-lose Apple Airpods Pro or your all-important laptop. Unlike a laptop backpack, this takes up less foot space once you’re in your seat and is easier to unpack toiletries or laptops during TSA checks with its structured shape that will stand up for you. 

Reviewers Say: 

“I really like the compartment storage inside the bag. Two large sections with smaller compartments make it easy to function during my work day in a busy setting. I fit my laptop, iPad, notebook, and a few other office items (I.e. power cord chargers) with ease. [I] highly recommend.” 

Buy now. 

Two sling bags side by side. They feature the same amber leather look and embroidered strap.
Anthropologie’s Sling Bag (left) features a plastic, leather-style body and embroidered strap just like the Amazon alternative (right) that’s considerably cheaper!

Anthropologie Sling Bag Dupe – Save $57

The Anthropologie Sling Bag has been popular for months as a comfortable, secure everyday bag that’s perfect for travel because of its crossbody design. It’s comfortable to wear and harder to snatch. But if that $78 price tag feels steep, save even more on a near-perfect dupe with this extra 10% off deal for a $21 price instead. 

Reviewers Say: 

“I have kept my eye out for a sling bag like this and I ended up pulling the trigger on this one. Glad I did. The quality is great and the embroidery on the strap is beautiful. It holds quite a bit but I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to items in my purse.”

Buy now. 

The front flap for credit card storage is magnetized, not zipped which some reviewers don’t love. For extra security, keep your wallet in the zipped portion. 

One of our favorite travel essentials is the Kindle Paperwhite, which is on sale now.

Refurbished Kindles – 38% Off

The Kindle Paperwhite is the bookworm’s solution to overpacking. During the early sales, Amazon is discounting certified refurbished e-reader units including the Paperwhite and Oasis models. These refurbished units are tested to work, and save you a considerable bit of money, especially with an extra discount. It’s a rechargeable, neverending library, what’s not to love? 

Reviewers Say: 

“Great product! The adjustable warm light feature adds to the enjoyment, along with the slightly larger screen. This is the second Kindle of this model and version in our family.” 

Shop now. 

Kindles are one of the hot items expected to maybe have additional sales during the event, so you could play the waiting game further into this shopping event. 

Makeup Brush Holder – 41% Off

If you want to keep your brushes from sliding around your bag, this sleek silicone brush holder is a no-fuss option that keeps your brushes contained and protected without taking up any space. 

Usually $20, this item is on sale for nearly half-off at $11.89! 

Reviewers Say: 

“It’s easy to use and fits my make-up brushes AND thin-shaped make-up items (pencils, concealer). Keeps them organized and clean amongst my other make-up items and toiletries.” 

Shop now. 

An open suitcase with neatly packaged packing cubes full of clothing.

Packing Cubes – 19% Off

We are huge fans of packing cubes around here. I’ve had mine for years, and I’ll never travel without them again. If you’re not part of the packing cube in-crowd yet, now’s the time. This six-piece set is the perfect addition to your travel gear. 

Reviewers Say: 

“First time using packing cubes, and now I’m a HUGE fan of the OlarHike 6-Set Packing Cubes. I am so impressed with how well they work. They are made of high-quality materials and they are very durable. I have packed them tightly and they have never ripped or torn.” 

Shop now. 

A handy single scope monocular is perfect for bird watching or sightseeing.

Monocular Telescope – 71% Off

If you travel to spot wildlife or often wish you could zoom in a bit on the architectural details way up there, then snag this heavily discounted monocular. It’s small for easy portability with 16X magnification. Plus, as the #1 bestseller in its category and over 3,000 reviews, you can expect it to perform! 

Reviewers Say: 

“I have binoculars, but they are heavy! I really like this little telescope because it is handy for checking out the landscape. It is lightweight and compact for casual hikes. [It’s] good for bird/critter watching, etc. I did not get eyestrain or dizzy like I sometimes do with the binoculars. The most important thing for me is it fits in a cargo pocket and it is so light to carry. I recommend it and not expensive either.”

Shop now. 

A sky blue Airpod case made of silicone has an attached carabiner.

Airpods Carrying Case – 50% Off + 12% Off Coupon

Stack a Prime Day discount and an extra coupon on this handy Airpods carrying case. Noise-canceling headphones are essential for traveling, and I’d lose my mind on a plane in ten minutes without my wireless earbuds. So, don’t carry yours loose. This protector skin has a sturdy clip attached so you can connect your Bluetooth bud’s portable charger case to your luggage. 

The cases come in a variety of colors, so choose your favorite, but some colors are more discounted than others. If you love light blue, you’ll see the best deal at 50% off! 

Reviewers Say: 

“It’s well made and not thin and flimsy. It fits snugly around the AirPod and the top stays on when I open the case to use my AirPods. It came with a lanyard of the same material. but I chose to use the key ring instead. I would definitely buy another one and would recommend this product based on this experience.”

Shop now. 

An iphone shows the interface for the Bose app with their small, in-ear earbuds to the side.

Bose QuietComfort Wireless Earbuds – 17% Off

If you’re not an avid Apple fan, you’re in luck. The Bose QuietComfort Noise-Canceling Earbuds are on an early Prime sale. It’s not steep, but you’ll save about $50. 

I’ve had the older model of these earbuds for years (and repurchased them once prior) and I swear by them for travel and otherwise. 

Reviewers Say: 

“These headphones are without a doubt the best headphones I have purchased so far in my entire life. I say thus far, because I know that technology is able to continue to become greater and greater as we advance through time, but as of 2023 these headphones are so packed with technology that they meet every need that I could want out of headphones.” 

Shop now. 

The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker we recommend in our Father’s Day gift guide was briefly on sale, but it’s already ended. 

I hope you’ve found some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals for your next trip. After all, the right supplies can make or break your vacation. To shop more for Amazon’s best discounts, read our other Prime Day articles. 

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If you’re not already a Prime member, don’t miss out on the exclusive deals. Sign up for a free 30-day trial to try out the Prime membership perks. 

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