singapore itinerary four days

Crafting Your Ideal 4-Day Singapore Itinerary

If you’re planning a trip to the vibrant city-state of Singapore, look no further than this comprehensive itinerary to make the most of your visit.

Typically, a stay of around 4 days is ideal for exploring the diverse attractions and experiences this captivating destination has to offer.

Keep in mind that the following itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your available time and personal preferences.

So, let’s dive into the exciting journey that awaits you in Singapore!

Here’s what you need to know before landing in Singapore

Before landing, you have to fill in a health declaration form online (maximum 72 hours before arrival).

If you’re a visitor holding these nationality you can use automated lanes during arrival immigration clearance – all you have to do is scan your passport and take a photo then you’re done!

How much should you budget for a trip to Singapore?

For budget, it depends on the amount of days you’re staying for and your style of traveling.

These are just some of the estimated pricing for accommodation, food, and transportation:


  • Hostel / dormitory room = SGD 30 – 50 / night
  • Budget hotel = SGD 100 – 150 / night
  • Star hotel = SGD 200 ++ / night


  • Hawker center = SGD 6 – 7 per meal
  • Mall = SGD 10 ++ per meal
  • Cafe / restaurant = SGD 15 – 30 per meal


  • Bus / MRT = SGD 1 – 2
  • Grab = SGD 10 ++

There are many tourist attractions in Singapore that you can visit for FREE.

If you’re traveling with your family, most likely you’ll visit  Universal Studio  or Cloud Forest where you need to pay for the entrance fee.

To make your visit more convenient, consider purchasing tickets online through platforms like Klook.

This not only may save you money at times but also eliminates the need to wait in long queues.

The ideal 4 days Singapore itinerary

Check the itinerary example below to travel to Singapore:

Day 1 – Explore the city area  and Marina Bay Sands

Before embarking on your exciting exploration, make sure to indulge in a local breakfast favorite, the kaya toast set.

Take a moment to observe your surroundings near the hotel, as there are surely delightful breakfast options available, whether at a lively hawker center or popular chains like ToastBox, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, or Fun Toast.

Savor your breakfast until you’re fully satisfied because we have a whole day of walking ahead!

If you’re traveling with children or the elderly, consider opting for convenient transportation options like buses or the MRT.

Our first destination to kick off this day is the vibrant neighborhood of Little India.

As you step into the morning atmosphere, immerse yourself in the vibrant activities of the local people.

Witness the bustling flower vendors, women elegantly shopping for saris, and gentlemen engaged in lively conversations at coffee shops.

During the morning hours, the area may not be too crowded, offering you a chance to leisurely soak in the surroundings.

However, as the day progresses, Little India comes alive with a flurry of activities.

Don’t miss out on visiting iconic landmarks such as the House of Tan Teng Niah and the magnificent Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.

Keep an eye out for captivating murals that make for Instagram-worthy photo opportunities in Little India.

For more unique spots near Little India, be sure to check out these recommended locations.

house of tan teng niah singapore

Once you’ve explored the vibrant streets of Little India to your heart’s content, it’s time to continue your journey to the captivating Kampong Glam area on today’s Singapore itineraray.

A visit to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the charm of this remarkable neighborhood.

Kampong Glam offers an array of fascinating spots that are sure to captivate your senses.

Here are some highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Sultan Mosque – marvel at the grandeur of the largest mosque in Singapore, featuring a stunning golden dome.
  • Arab Street – indulge in Middle Eastern flavors at its charming restaurants. Explore the vibrant gift shops and be sure to satisfy your cravings for Nasi Padang at one of the local eateries.
  • Haji Lane – adorned with eye-catching murals that make for perfect photo opportunities. On weekend nights, the lane comes alive with live music, adding to the lively atmosphere.
  • Malay Heritage Center – dive into the rich history and heritage of the Malay community in Singapore where you can gain insights into their culture, traditions, and contributions to the nation’s development.

sultan mosque singapore

Our next stop on this itinerary takes us to the vibrant Bugis area, known for its bustling shopping scene.

Here, you’ll find three prominent shopping centers: Bugis Junction, Bugis+, and Bugis Street.

While shopping may not be your cup of tea, Bugis is also a haven for food enthusiasts, offering a wide array of dining options to satisfy your hunger.

Okay, so this exploration typically takes around 2 hours.

walking tour singapore

If you’re feeling tired, you can return to your accommodation to rest and resume your journey in the afternoon.

However, if you’re still energized, let’s keep walking and discovering more!

Now, let’s venture into areas with colonial-style influences, giving you a taste of Europe (though do bear in mind that Singapore’s weather can be quite hot, haha).

Just a 10-minute walk from Bugis, you’ll reach CHIJMES, a former monastery transformed into a versatile event space and restaurant.

Take a moment to capture some picturesque photos in this charming setting.

chijmes singapore

Continue your journey towards City Hall, where you can marvel at the elegant St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

From there, a short walk will lead you to the National Gallery Singapore.

If you have an appreciation for art, make a stop at the gallery, which showcases captivating artworks from neighboring countries, including Indonesia.

As you move forward, you’ll find yourself approaching Marina Bay.

Take in the sights and pass through various iconic spots, such as:

  • Former Supreme Court
  • Parliament House
  • The Art House
  • Victoria Concert Hall
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles
  • Anderson Bridge
  • Fullerton Hotel

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Our journey continues as we reach the iconic Merlion Statue.

Isn’t it fun to stroll amidst the enchanting colonial buildings that grace the streets of Singapore?

If so, let’s keep walking towards the magnificent Marina Bay Sands.

If you prefer a more convenient option, feel free to utilize public transportation. Simply check Google Maps for the best route.

Starting from the Merlion Statue, you have the freedom to choose either the right or left path to reach Marina Bay Sands.

Opting for the left path adds an extra thrill to your adventure, as it takes you through captivating sights, including:

  • Jubilee Bridge
  • Esplanade
  • Helix Bridge

Well you can take a walk inside the mall, you can also go to the ArtScience Museum, or go up to the Skypark Observation Deck to see the  view of Singapore’s city.

itinerary singapore 4 days

From Marina Bay Sands (MBS) there will be an immediate access to Gardens by the Bay – you can pass the MRT tunnel or you can also pass through the hotel’s bridge(you can just ask the information center if it’s not clear enough).

If you still have time u can stop by  Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, or Floral Fantasy  which is in Gardens by The Bay.

Another alternative is to take a walk around the garden while waiting for the Gardens by the Bay light show which will be held at 7.45 and 8.45 pm.

After watching the light show, if you’re not tired you can go back to the Marina Bay area because the night view is prettier!

You can see another light show that’s named Spectra – A Light & Water Show scheduled at 8 and 9 pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 8, 9, 10 pm (Friday – Saturday).

It’s now time to go back to the hotel and rest.

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cloud forest

Day 2 – Sentosa Island 

There are 2 options that you can choose for the second day’s itinerary in Singapore:

Option 1: Play all day in Sentosa Island

Universal Studios Singapore is located in Sentosa Island.

To get there, you’ll start by heading to VivoCity (Harbourfront MRT) and then taking a train to Sentosa Island.

Once on Sentosa, you’ll discover a wealth of attractions beyond Universal Studios, including SEA Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, and the inviting beaches like Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach.

For more information on the tourist attractions available on Sentosa Island, you can refer to the article I’ve written.

In the evening, consider taking a leisurely stroll in VivoCity or exploring the vibrant dining scenes of Tanjong Pagar or Chinatown to savor some delicious cuisine.

mount faber

Option 2: Mount Faber and exploring the city again.

Begin your morning by taking the MRT to Harbourfront Station, which is a great starting point for a Mount Faber trek.

Look for signs directing you to the “Marang Trail”.

Don’t worry; this trek is quite easy and offers fantastic photo opportunities at spots like Henderson Waves.

After your trek, hop back on the MRT and head to the Tanjong Pagar area for a delightful breakfast.

This neighborhood boasts numerous charming cafes, as well as restaurants and bars that come to life at night.

While you’re in the area, take some time to snap pictures near iconic landmarks like Potato Head and Ann Siang Hill.

Tanjong Pagar also places you conveniently close to Chinatown.

Exploring the bustling Chinatown Street Market is a fun way to spend your time, where you’ll find shops selling small gifts and souvenirs.

Be sure not to miss the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which is said to house an actual tooth of Lord Buddha.

For dinner, consider making your way to Lau Pa Sat in the afternoon or evening.

Day 3 – Fort Canning – Orchard Road

After two action-packed days of exploring Singapore, today’s itinerary offers a more relaxed and laid-back experience.

You can choose to start your day in the morning or take a leisurely approach.

Our first stop is a leisurely stroll through Fort Canning.

But before that, let’s capture some picturesque moments at the Central Fire Station and the Old Hill Street Police Station.

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instagrammable spots in singapore

Historically, Fort Canning served as the site for the royal palace, military headquarters, and colonial administrative center.

Today, it has transformed into an outdoor park adorned with lush trees.

Make sure to visit the Sang Nila Utama Garden, a park dedicated to Prince Palembang, who played a significant role in establishing the Singapore empire in 1299.

As you soak in the serene surroundings and breathtaking views, continue your walk until you reach the Fort Canning Tree Tunnel – it’s incredibly charming for photographs, but be prepared for a short queue.

Descending from Fort Canning, consider a visit to the National Museum of Singapore if you have an interest in the country’s rich history.

Afterward, you can take a relaxed stroll to Orchard Road, passing through iconic spots like the Singapore Plaza, Somerset, Takashimaya, and ION Orchard.

If you’re in the mood for shopping, feel free to indulge.

Remember that you can apply for a GST Refund right at the airport, so be sure to keep those receipts handy!

Day 4 – Katong and Joo Chiat 

If your schedule permits, consider a visit to the vibrant Joo Chiat area!

Strolling through this neighborhood is a delightful experience, with a plethora of dining options like Chin Mee Chin Factory, 328 Katong Laksa, and Birds of Paradise.

Joo Chiat is also renowned for its vintage shops, making it a worthwhile destination for souvenir shopping.

Don’t miss out on exploring interesting spots like Bebe House, the charming Peranakan Houses in Koon Seng Road, and the captivating mural art scattered throughout the area.

If you still have some time to spare, why not go for a leisurely bike ride in East Coast Park and savor some delectable dishes at East Coast Lagoon Food Village?

However, if time is running short, you can head back to the airport and explore Jewel Changi if you haven’t already.

And there you have it, a 4 days itinerary for those planning a trip to Singapore!

Feel free to customize it based on the duration of your stay or make any changes to suit your preferences. Enjoy your time in Singapore!



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