The Singapore 7 Days Itinerary For First Time Travellers

7 Days Singapore Itinerary

Welcome to Singapore! Guess you made a wise choice, spending 7 days in Singapore. In this 7 Days itinerary, you will get to explore popular tourist attractions as well as enjoy the local food to your heart content.

Why do we say this?

You ask many of your friends or Singaporean friends, what do they miss about Singapore?

Food! Is the most common answers to that. Not Sentosa, not Universal Studio.


Singapore in 7 Days Itinerary - Day 1

​Morning - Merlion Park

Merlion Park
The Merlion, Singapore

Visit the Merlion Park. Merlion Park, is a Singapore landmark and major tourist attraction.

Location

Opening Hours

All Day

Duration

1 Hour

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Recommended Lunch: Local Food - Lau Pa Sat

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Lau Pa Sat

Before you start your day at the Merlion Park, you can head to Lau Pa Sat, one of Singapore's popular food centre in the financial district. Do try to avoid the weekday lunch hours. The madness is overwhelming! Go before 12pm.

During the evening, there will be more outdoor tables and plenty of BBQ food like satay, sting rays etc.

Location

Opening Hours

All Day - Food stall hours varies.

Duration

1 - 1.5 Hour(s)

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Afternoon - Garden's By the Bay

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Head over to Garden's By the Bay where this is the #1 most visited attraction in Singapore. Here you have the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and the Supertree Grove.

Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.

Location

Opening Hours

 9.00am - 9.00pm

Duration

2 - 4 Hour(s)

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Evening - Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Singapore from the Marina Bay Skypark
Skypark, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

You can head over to Marina Bay Sands Skypark to get a panoramic view of the city centre.  Best place to catch a sunset in Singapore

Singapore's single most dramatic landmark, the SkyPark defies gravity, perched 55 stories above the ground like a surfboard on top of the three hotel towers. Views aside, for time being there's not much bang for your buck though: the pool is open to guests only.1

Location

Opening Hours

10.00am - 10.00pm

Duration

1 - 2 Hour(s)

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Optional - Singapore Flyer

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Singapore Flyer

If you have time, you can head to Singapore Flyer which is 15 - 20mins stroll from Marina Bay Sands.

A scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you 165 metres above ground, or as high as 42 storeys, as you marvel at the spectacular scenery below.

Located in the heart of downtown Marina Bay, the Singapore Flyer is now Asia's largest giant observation wheel.2

Location

Opening Hours

 8.30am – 10.30pm

Duration

1 - 2 Hour(s)

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Singapore in 7 Days Itinerary - Day 2

Morning to Afternoon - Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo Entrance
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If you are a animal lover and love the wildlife, you should visit the Singapore Zoo. Many interactions and animal shows at the Zoo!

Location

Opening Hours

8.30am to 6.00pm

Duration

3 - 5 Hour(s)

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Evening - Night Safari

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Night Safari is just beside the Singapore Zoo. Once you are done with Singapore Zoo, head over to Night Safari for another different experience of wildlife. Night Safari starts at 7pm.

Location

Opening Hours

7:15pm - 12am (Last entry at 11.15pm)

Duration

3 - 4 Hour(s)

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Optional - River Safari

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If you have time in the afternoon, you can try to explore the river safari. But it is not advisable to do 3 parks in 1 day. It will be a very tiring day.

Location

Opening Hours

10:00am - 7:00pm (Last entry at 6.30pm)

Duration

3 - 4 Hour(s)

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Recommended Local Food - Ang Mo Kio Blk 724 Food Centre

In the food centre

One of the many hawker centres in Singapore, Ang Mo Kio Food Centre is also a popular option for the locals. 

Here you can experience the local scene, how they spend their morning with very affordable food.

Before you head to the Zoo, you will need to take a public bus from Ang Mo Centre Bus interchange. The food centre is only 10 mins walk away. Why not have your breakfast before heading to the Zoo/

Location

Opening Hours

07:00am - 9:00pm (Food Store opening hours varies)

Duration

1- 2 Hour(s)

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Singapore in 7 Days Itinerary - Day 3

Morning - Botanical Garden

Singapore Botanical Garden
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Singapore Botanical Garden

Best time to visit a garden is the morning where the air seems fresher.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 158-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Botanic Gardens has been ranked Asia's top park attraction since 2013, by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. It was declared the inaugural Garden of the Year, International Garden Tourism Awards in 2012, and received Michelin's three-star rating in 20084

Location

Opening Hours

5 am to 12 midnight

Duration

1 - 2.5 Hour(s)

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Recommended Lunch: Food Republic @ Wisma

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WISMA ATRIA (and foodrepublic)

After an hot outdoor morning, it is always good to get some lunch in an air-conditioned environment. Here at Food Republic, you get to enjoy local Singapore food in a comfortable air con environment. It is located at the level 4 of Wisma Atria. 

Price is slightly higher than  normal hawker food centres, but it is cheaper than eating in restaurants.

Location

Opening Hours

10 am to 10 pm

Duration

1 - 2 Hour(s)

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Afternoon and Evening - Orchard Road

Singapore: Orchard Road Mega-Malls
Festive Season at Orchard Road

You have to visit Orchard for our local shopping scene. This is where most luxury brands are gathered. If you are a shopaholic, this is a recommended place to visit.  

Optional Morning - Chinatown

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If you just want to shelf shopping for another day, it is a good opportunity to visit Chinatown. Stroll along the historic streets of Chinatown and understand more about the lifestyles of the early immigrants. Visit impressive local temples: Thian Hock Keng Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

Recommended Local Food - Chinatown Food Street

Chinatown, Singapore
Chinatown, Singapore


Located along Smith street, Chinatown Food Street is a popular tourist food choice.

Beside Smith Street, there is a Chinatown Food Centre where the affordable food options are. It is located at the 2nd level of the building.  

If you are there at the afternoon before 5pm, take a look at the Chinatown Food Centre.

In the evening, you can explore the Food Street.​


Singapore in 7 Days Itinerary - Day 4

Recommended Local Food - Seah Im Food Centre

Another popular food centre. It has several food menus like Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle, Chicken Rice, Char Kway Teow etc.

Get your breakfast fix before heading in to Sentosa.

Location

Opening Hours

8 am to 10 pm

Duration

1 Hour

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Morning - Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore


The #1 most visited attraction in Singapore. Be sure to be there first thing in the morning so that you can complete most of the theme within 1 day. 

There is a fireworks show during the evening. Usually it happens around 9 pm or 9.30pm. Do check the information beforehand.

Location

Opening Hours

10 am to 8 pm or 9 pm

Duration

4 - 8 Hour(s)

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Evening - Vivo City

Vivo City
Sidewalk between Vivo City and Sentosa

One of the Singapore largest shopping mall, but they usually close at 9pm. If you end your day early from the theme park, go over to Vivo City for a relax evening. Many dinner options to choose from.


Singapore in 7 Days Itinerary - Day 5 & 6

This 2 days will be fully on the Sentosa Island. Because there are more than 15 attractions to choose from. Get the Sentosa Fun Pass and choose your attractions.

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List of Sentosa Attractions

Location

Opening Hours

8.45am - 10pm

Duration

1 - 2 Days

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Singapore in 7 Days Itinerary - Day 7

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You have covered most of Singapore's attraction, it is time to have some shopping right?

So where are the best places to shop in Singapore. ​

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Changi Airport

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IMM - Jurong

Orchard Road

Vivo City


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About the author

Kakees

Hello, I am Don. Currently based overseas. And when I am abroad, I am surprised to hear that a lot overseas friends say that Singapore is expensive. But actually, it is not that expensive. Just a little bit of research and planning, you can travel to Singapore at an affordable budget.


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