Singapore City
Singapore is visually stunning, extremely well-planned and chock-full of history, culture, attractions, and activities. For a tourist, Singapore is a paradise of discovery, with something new to discover every minute. We’ve suggested a

3-day Singapore itinerary

for you, but you can add your own interests, and mix and match morning/afternoon/evening activities from the 3-day itinerary as you like. The best advice we can give you is to be spontaneous – just let your feet take you where you want to go.

When You Get in Singapore

  • Purchase the Singapore Tourist Pass to enjoy unlimited bus and train rides, at Changi Airport or Transit Link Ticket Offices which can come handy on a 3 day Singapore itinerary.
  • Pick up a decent map, and pack a backpack with a few bottles of water, spare clothing and a towel for when it’s very humid and head out.
  • If you’re not buying the Tourist Card, you can pick up the pre-paid EZ-Link card for the MRT, Singapore’s subway. You get to enjoy a 15% discount when you buy the card!

Singapore 3-Days Itinerary

Day 1 – Enjoy the food scene, Singapore Ferry and Night Safari

Singapore Night Safari

Morning: Begin your day with a lovely breakfast at Kampong Glam, the former residence of the Malay Royalty. Or, go to Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant for some South Indian flatbread and fish curry. Trying out Singapore’s incredible cuisine is one of the nicest things to do in Singapore in 3 Days.

  • At Kampong Glam- Zam Zam Restaurant:

Address: 697-699 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198675 Service open daily.

Best for: Foodies, Non-vegetarians especially

Noon: Stroll through Haji Lane to shop for knick-knacks and vintage clothing.

Lunchtime: Have lunch at Raffles Hotel on Beach Road or some Asian-style chili spaghettini at The Halia. Take a stroll around the area to admire the incredible colonial-era architecture.

  • Raffles Hotel

Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673

Best for: luxury stays, Singapore heritage, and cuisine

  • The Halia

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569

Timings: 9.00 am to9.30 pm on weekdays, 9.00 am to 10.00 pm on Saturdays and 10.00 am to 10.00 pm on Sundays.

Best for: Contemporary cuisine amid scenic, natural ambiance.

Post-Lunch: Visit the National Gallery Singapore for a look at the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art.

  • National Gallery in Singapore

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Timings: Saturday – Thursday: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm and Friday: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

Best for: Families, art lovers

Evening: Hop on the Singapore river taxi or ferry and take a cruise of the Singapore River. Explore historic areas such as Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay, while admiring the city skyline at night.

  • Singapore River Taxi – Jetties ride:

Routes: Esplanade – Boat Quay – Clarke Quay – Clemenceau – Robertson Quay

Timings: Monday to Friday – 8.00 am to 10.00 am and 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Best for: Families and friends, scenic city views, budget-friendly cruise

Dinner: Enjoy some great food at Clarke Quay’s fabulous restaurants and street stalls. This region has plenty of nightclubs and bars as well, so have fun.

  • Clarke Quay

Address: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024

Timings: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00pm

Best for: An assortment of good food, riverside ambiance, and Nightlife

Night: Nights can never go waste in Singapore. Sign up for a night tour of the vast Singapore Zoo. There are tram safaris and foot safaris into various select regions of the zoo. You’ll get to see amazing creatures such as white tigers, rhinos, and a range of chimps, alligators, koala bears, kangaroos and a whole lot more. A Singapore Zoo night safari is the best gift to yourself during your 3 days in Singapore.

  • Night Safari Singapore

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Timings: Daily from 7.15 pm till 12.00 am. Last entry is at 11.15 pm

Best for: Nightlife adventure, Families with kids, Animal lovers

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Day 2 – Explore China Town, Singapore Botanical Gardens and Orchard Road


Morning: Head out to Joo Chiat for kaya (coconut jam) toast, at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery.

Noon: Post-breakfast, explore Chinatown’s culture and history. Visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum to see ancient Buddhist artifacts. Shop for souvenirs such as fine silk, Chinese herbs, varieties of tea and much more in Chinatown. Chinatown is one of the top places to visit in Singapore, for culture, shopping, and food.

  • Joo Chiat

Address: 113 East Coast Road, Singapore 428803

Best for: Peranakans heritage, walking tours.

Lunch: While you’re in Chinatown, why not enjoy some local chicken rice from Tian Tian stall at the Maxwell Food Centre? After lunch, be sure to enjoy an ice-cold glass of sugarcane juice from a road juice stall. Finally, end your repast with a traditional Chinese dessert such as a bird’s nest soup at Mei Heong Yuen Desserts.

  • At Chinatown
    • Maxwell Food Centre

Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

Best for: Chicken Rice, Food lovers, Budget-friendly meals

    • Mei Heong Yuen Desserts

Address: No. 63 – 67 Temple Street, Singapore 058611

Timings:  Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Best for: Lip-smacking Chinese desserts, Sweet lovers

Post-Lunch: Work off your lunch with a relaxing stroll in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This 150-year-old place has an exquisite National Orchid Garden which houses the largest orchid display in the world, with 60,000 orchid plants.

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

Timings: Daily from 5.00 am to 12.00 am. Many attractions inside the garden have varying operational times.

Best for: Nature Escapes, suitable for all age groups

Evening: Hit the vibrant shopping district, Orchard Road in the evening. Enjoy shopping for an unbelievable range of goods, comprising of designer labels, high-street brands, local brands and everything in between. If you’re into thrift shopping, head to *SCAPE, or stop by Paragon for luxury brands.

  • *SCAPE Singapore

Address: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978

Timings: Daily from 10.00 am till 10.30 pm

Best for: Youths, budget-friendly shopping

  • Paragon

Address: 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859

Timings: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Best for: The chic shopping experience

Dinner: You’ll be exhausted after your shopping, so enjoy a lovely dinner at Marmalade Pantry at ION Orchard. Enjoy Western creations such as truffled field mushroom risotto and the sticky date and toffee puddings.

  • ION Orchard

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Timings: Daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Best for: Luxury Shopping

Day 3 – Discover Little India, Sentosa Island, and Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park in Singapore

Morning: Little India is one of the best places to visit in Singapore on a 3-days trip. Head straight to Little India and breakfast on chicken parathas or coconut shrimp and rice. Explore Bugis, a thriving district famous for trendy Korean-themed bargain stores. Shop for spices, jewelry, ethnic Indian clothing and fabrics and lots more at Little India. Visit the multi-tiered, 24/7 Mustafa Centre which sells everything you could ever need.

  • At Little India
    • Bugis

Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867

Timing: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm

Best for: Shopping and nightlife

    • Mustafa Centre

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207704

Timing: open 24 hours, daily.

Best for: A one-stop shopping site for budget shopping

Lunchtime: Tuck into a mouth-watering South Indian dish such as fish head curry at Banana Leaf Apollo.

Afternoon: Check out the amazing Jurong Bird Park and take the Buggy Tour to see everything the park has to offer. There are huge bird aviaries, housing exotic birds from all over the world, plus a large collection of penguins you’ll simply adore.

  • Jurong Bird Park

Address – Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore

Timing: Daily from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

Best for: Family with kids, Bird lovers

Tickets: Book online Jurong Bird Park tour with us!

Evening and Night: Go beach-bumming in the late afternoon at Tanjong Beach, Sentosa. The heat will be reduced by now, and the lovely sea-front breezes will keep you cool. Sentosa Island is chock-full of attractions, including the cable ride from the mainland. Take the Beach Tram to Dolphin Lagoon and enjoy watching dolphins jumping through hoops. The last show at the Dolphin Lagoon is at 5:30 P.M., so time your visit accordingly.

  • Tanjong Beach, Sentosa

Address: Sentosa Island, Singapore

Best for: Beach and Nature lovers, families and couples

  • Dolphin Lagoon

Address: Resort World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Best for: All age groups, Families and friends

Dinner: When you’re hungry, grab a bite at a decent restaurant on Siloso Beach. Take your pick of Sakae Sushi, Trapizza and Cafe del Mar, a hot Ibizan nightspot and day-time restaurant.

Tips for Singapore Travellers

  • Before You Depart to Singapore:
  • During your Tour:
    • One of the major things to keep in mind while visiting Singapore is that the country takes its laws very seriously and has imposed hefty fines on those who do not follow the rules.
    • Throwing litter, smoking in public places, chewing gum, even connecting to someone’s WIFI without permission can land you in heavy penalties.
    • Make use of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) which has wide connectivity throughout Singapore. It is cheap, safe and very convenient.
    • Keeping an umbrella ay come handy as Singapore is prone to unexpected showers.


3 Days in Singapore

will pass in a blink on your trip. It may seem like a very short time to explore a destination as varied and as exciting as Singapore, but use our guidelines and your own imagination to come up with fun activities. Singapore is not very large unless you take in the manmade Sentosa Island into consideration as well. The best way to explore this amazing city is to pack your essentials in a backpack, grab your MRT pass and get going on foot.

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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