Is it enough to go Singapore for a week? Is it worth 7 days to explore such a world class country for such a short amount of time?
For those solemnly thinking whether or not it’s enough time to travel to Singapore for a week, then the short answer is YES, you should definitely go to Singapore! Because life is short, time is fast, no replay, no rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes. And, to visit the best and instagrammable spots, seven days are more than enough.
BEFORE WE GET STARTED…
1. No one wants to come down with an illness abroad only to have to pay tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket to be airlifted back to their abode country. On the safe side and get travel insurance — trust me, it’s so worth the placidity of mind knowing your next trip will never put you into extreme debt if something goes erroneous. I'm personally use World Nomads. They were fantastic to deal with when making a claim.
2. Find accommodation and best Singapore flight deals AT THE BEST PRICE.
3. Cheap local transport in Singapore (without hotel pick-up) can be booked here AT THE BEST PRICE
The Perfect 7 Day Singapore Itinerary
Day 1 – Fly into Changi airport and later head to your hotel. In the evening, get ready to see the sunset at the Singapore Flyer and then walk over to the Merlion Park.
Day 2 – Spend full day at Universal Studio.
Day 3 – Start your afternoon by taking a stroll around the Little India. Later, watch the sunset at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark and explore the gardens by the bay. End your night by having a local dinner at the Singapore river.
Day 4 – Kick start your afternoon by taking a stroll around the Chinatown. Later, explore the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals.
Day 5 – Explore full day at Sentosa Island
Day 6 – Day at leisure. If you are a art person then you can go to the National Gallery / Singapore Art Museum or relax yourself at Singapore Botanic Gardens. For shopping, Orchard road, Bugis and Hanji lane are great venues. Later in the night, Clarke Quay is the place to be if you’re looking to do something after the sun goes down, specifically, party.
Day 7 – Wrap it up with a duty-free shopping spree at Changi Airport before catching flight back to home.
📍Singapore Flyer - Here's 15 seconds of little video of Singapore Flyer :)
DAY 1 : SINGAPORE FLYER AND MERLION PARK
On this 7 day Singapore itinerary, your first stop is one of the most amazing sights of the city, Singapore flyer. Step into a capsule of this massive observation wheel where you will reach heights of up to 165 metres above ground level (that's 42 storeys high) and can relish plenarily unobstructed views of the city. Later walk down to the Merlion park, the most famous icon of Singapore to visit. It is the official mascot of Singapore, depicted as a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish.
Day 2 : Universal Studio
Explore the full day at Universal Studio located in the Sentosa Island. Go beyond the screen and ride the movies. The movie-themed amusement park features seven zones and lots of mind-blowing attractions, including the 3D indoor rollercoaster transformers: The Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, a white water rafting experience with a spectacular drop at the end.
Also, I highly recommend to get the tickets for Saturday to see the Hollywood dreams light up parade and the Fireworks. Although the park is busiest on the weekends but it is really worth it. The parade start at 8 PM on Saturdays and select public holidays.
Please note : Operating hours are subject to change without prior notice. You can see updated information ON THIS
📍Marina Bay Sands - You calm my troubled seas :)
Day 3: Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore River Cruise
Kickstart your day by exploring the Little India. Later, in the evening watch a sunset with a birds-eye view of the city from the top of Marina Bay Sands Skypark - it is a roof like no other, perched 200 metres in the air with observation deck in the clouds.
Also, explore the Gardens by the Bay. You can either discover exotic plants in the Flower Dome or walk in the Cloud Forest and marvel at the 35-metre tall indoor waterfall. I personally did the both so it’s totally up to you.
After your visit to the selected conservatory, watch the SuperTree Grove come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night!
End your day with a local dinner by the Singapore River and see Singapore top attraction in the night.
Day 4: Chinatown and Night Safari
Visit Chinatown in the afternoon on foot and drop by Maxwell Food Center for the lunch and, of course, some kopi (traditional local coffee). Then explore Chinatown on foot to visually perceive places like the majestic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple for a slice of history and culture.
Later in the evening, explore the first night zoo of the world ‘Singapore Night Safari’.
Day 5 : Sentosa Island
Explore the full day at Sentosa Island. You’ll never run out of things to do in Sentosa, this place is packed with attractions, beach, theme park, galleries, cable car and resorts. This is a great place for kids and families.
Day 6 : Shopping and Museum
There’s no better way to get your dose of culture than to spend the entire day museum-hopping. Explore the National Gallery and Singapore Art Museum. Later, Kick things off with an excursion to Orchard Road—Singapore’s most famous shopping district. Speaking of value shopping, if you love bargaining for a good deal, Bugis and Haji Lane are great venues.
Later in the night, Clarke Quay is the place to be if you’re looking to do something after the sun goes down, specifically, party.
Day 7- Home Calling
Before catching the flight back to home, explore Changi airport. I highly recommend to visit the Rain Vortex, world’s tallest indoor waterfall!
You can see the Rain Vortex at every floor of Jewel, including basement. But, the best views are those from Level 1.
Wrap it up with a duty-free shopping spree at Changi Airport.
FREQUENTLY QUESTIONS ASKED
HOW MUCH TO BUDGET FOR 1 WEEK IN SINGAPORE?
On a Backpacker budget, you can expect to spend a moderate price of around $55 USD per day. Mid- range can expect around $125 USD per day and for a luxury budget, you can expect around $380+ USD per day.
This price includes hostel/hostel accommodation, transportation, food and partying.
WHEN IS THE GOOD TIME TO VISIT SINGAPORE?
It is always a good time to visit Singapore. I would avoid going in a high season which is November to June especially during the Chinese New Year. This is the time when the prices are the highest.
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