Singapore in 72 Hours: The Ultimate Itinerary for Your Weekend Getaway

3 day itinerary singapore

Embark on a never-ending adventure to Singapore with our comprehensive travel guide. This island city-state in Southeast Asia is a hot tourist spot, attracting millions of visitors annually with its pristine beaches, awe-inspiring skyline, and vibrant cultural scene.

Recent data reveals that Singapore is expected to welcome a staggering 12 million to 14 million international visitors in 2023, and this number is predicted to increase in the years to come. Planning an itinerary can be overwhelming with so many options available, but fear not, as we have curated a 3-day itinerary that covers all the must-see attractions.

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Prepare to be dazzled by the iconic Marina Bay Sands, immerse yourself in the beauty of the lush Gardens by the Bay, and take a trip down memory lane in the historic Chinatown. You’ll also get to embark on a gastronomic journey, exploring the best local eats that range from humble hawker centers to the most exclusive Michelin-starred restaurants.

Join us as we take you on a captivating adventure through the sights, sounds, and flavors of Singapore. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, there’s always something new to discover in this dynamic city.

With only three days to explore, we will need to make the most of our time. Here is an itinerary that will give you a taste of everything Singapore has to offer:

Day 1:

9:00 AM – Arrive in Singapore and check into your hotel.
10:00 AM – Head to the iconic Merlion Park to take some photos with the famous Merlion statue and enjoy the view of Marina Bay.
11:00 AM – Visit Gardens by the Bay, a nature park with stunning gardens, lakes, and sculptures.
1:00 PM – Have lunch at one of the famous hawker centers like Lau Pa Sat or Maxwell Food Centre to taste Singaporean street food.
2:30 PM – Explore the colorful Haji Lane, a narrow street filled with boutiques, street art, and cafes.
4:00 PM – Visit the ArtScience Museum, a museum that combines art, science, and technology.
6:00 PM – Watch the Supertree Grove light show at Gardens by the Bay.
7:00 PM – Have dinner at one of the rooftop restaurants in Marina Bay Sands to enjoy the stunning view of Singapore at night.

Day 2:

9:00 AM – Visit the iconic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown.
10:30 AM – Take a stroll in the bustling Chinatown streets and visit the various markets and shops.
12:00 PM – Have lunch at one of the famous Michelin-starred hawker stalls like Hawker Chan or Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle.
1:30 PM – Visit the impressive National Museum of Singapore to learn about Singapore’s history and culture.
3:30 PM – Explore the vibrant and colorful Little India neighborhood, filled with spice shops, flower garlands, and temples.
5:00 PM – Visit the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark to take in the stunning views of the city.
7:00 PM – Have dinner at one of the famous seafood restaurants in the East Coast area like Jumbo Seafood or Long Beach Seafood.

Day 3:

9:00 AM – Visit Sentosa Island, a popular resort island with beaches, attractions, and theme parks.
11:00 AM – Visit Universal Studios Singapore, a theme park with rides and attractions based on popular movies and TV shows.
3:00 PM – Take a relaxing beach break at Palawan Beach or Siloso Beach.
5:00 PM – Visit the S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums, featuring over 100,000 marine animals.
7:00 PM – Have dinner at Clarke Quay, a popular nightlife spot with a variety of restaurants and bars.

Total estimated cost for activities:

Merlion Park: Free
Gardens by the Bay: $28 SGD ($21 USD) per adult
Hawker center lunch: $10-$15 SGD ($7-$11 USD) per person
Haji Lane: Free
ArtScience Museum: $19 SGD ($14 USD) per adult
Supertree Grove light show: Free
Marina Bay Sands rooftop restaurant dinner: $100-$200 SGD ($75-$150 USD) per person
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple: Free
Michelin-starred hawker stall lunch: $5-$10 SGD ($3.5- $7.5 USD) per person
National Museum of Singapore: $15 SGD ($11 USD) per adult
Little India: Free
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark: $23 SGD ($17 USD) per adult
Seafood dinner: $50-$100 SGD ($37-$75 USD) per person
Sentosa Island: $5 SGD ($3 USD) per person (Island admission fee, free by walking)
Universal Studios Singapore: $81 SGD ($60 USD) per adult (1-Day Ticket)
Beach visit: Free
S.E.A. Aquarium: $40 SGD ($30 USD) per adult
Clarke Quay dinner: $20-$50 ($15-$35 USD) SGD per person

Singapore Cityscape Shot with DJI Mavic Air Drone
Singapore night cityscape shot with the DJI Mavic Air

What are you most looking forward to doing on your weekend getaway in Singapore? Are you excited to try the local cuisine, explore the city’s rich culture, or check out the amazing attractions? Let us know in the comments below.

Oh, and make sure to bring comfortable shoes and a camera to capture all the amazing sights and memories too.

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