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How to Plan the Perfect 3-Day Singapore Itinerary

Have 3 days in Singapore and wondering how to spend it? Check out our exclusive 3-day itinerary designed to showcase the best of the city to any visitor making their way to the island. Culture, adventure, and a little R&R - enjoy every moment of your stay in this hotspot destination.

Day 1 - Singapore Zoo, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and Waterfront Promenade

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Singapore Zoo
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The impressive Singapore Zoo is well-known around the world, thanks to its 11 different zones and 12 exhibits that house over 2,800 animals, including over 300 wildlife species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo has made sure to create exhibits that replicate the exact natural habitat each of its animals would live in. Make a trip to the Primate Kingdom for a glimpse of 39 species of primates, explore underwater galleries, and much more. Guests can also attend interactive animal shows, go on tours and safaris, and feed some of the animals.

Good for

Adventure

Nature

Wildlife

Kids

Hours
Daily from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Address
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Get Directions

Tips

  • Be prepared with sunscreen and a poncho for untimely rains.
  • Apply insect repellent upon arrival to avoid unexpected bites.
  • Don’t share your food with the animals unless it is allowed.

Recommended Experiences
Skip the Line: Singapore Zoo Flexible Entry Tickets with Optional Transfers
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + River Safari
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + Night Safari

Plan to stay
4 hours

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Singapore Zoo with Tram Ride
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S$38
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + River Safari
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S$58
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + Night Safari
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S$71
Park Hopper Plus: Singapore Zoo + River Safari + N...
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S$88
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + River Safari + ...
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S$95
Super Saver Combo: Jurong Bird Park + Singapore Zoo
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S$55.68
iVenture Singapore Flexi Attractions Pass
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S$92
Singapore City Pass
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S$62

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Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
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A trip to Marina Bay would certainly not be complete without a visit to the SkyPark Observation Deck. Rise 57 feet above the city and witness the heart of Singapore in all its glory. The public observation deck at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark resonates with luxury and even reveals the world’s largest infinity pool. Sip a tall glass of champagne as you overlook the breathtaking city skyline. If it's in your budget, you can also indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the fine restaurants in the vicinity. Offering a spectacular wine and dine experience, it's sure to be an unforgettable meal. Be sure to take home some exclusive souvenirs from the aesthetic Sands Sky Park Shop.

Good for

Family

Kids

Couples

Hours
Daily from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Address
10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 3, Singapore 018956
Get Directions

Tips

  • Make sure you buy a ticket to Sands Sky Park if you’re not staying at the Marina Bay Sands.
  • The SkyPark may be closed for an event or occasion, it is best to check with the hotel before you plan out your day.

Recommended Experiences
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck Tickets

Plan to stay
1-2 hours

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Waterfront Promenade
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After soaking up the views from atop the SkyPark, head to the water for some more sightseeing. The waterfront promenade at Marina Bay is a 3.5 km stretch that serves as a popular walkway and recreational space in Singapore. Designed as an environmentally friendly area, it also successfully brings people together. Rejuvenate as the mist relieves you from the Singaporean humidity, or, sit back at a 'breeze shelter', equipped with motion sensor fans. A walk around the promenade will acquaint you with some of the most impressive looking skyscrapers that make up the city’s skyline. Frolic by the fountain or take a picturesque walk down the boardwalk. After a day of fun, watch the sun go down over the glorious waterfront.

Good for

Family

Kids

Hours
Open 24 hours
Address
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Get Directions

Tips

  • It is highly recommended to watch the light and laser show that takes place in the evenings.
  • You can also take a boat ride in the bay; however, the experience can be steep if you’re on a budget.

Plan to stay
1 hour

Day 2 - Singapore Flyer, River Safari, Gardens by the Bay

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Singapore Flyer
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At a staggering height of 165m, the Flyer is one of the world’s largest observatory wheels - think of it as the London Eye of Asia. It's even been deemed as one of the biggest tourist attractions on the continent. The breathtaking view aboard the Flyer promises an expansive view of the skyline, along with a brief glimpse of Malaysia and Indonesia from the top. The urban architecture is a masterful addition to the country and displays flawless engineering along with cosmopolitan cityscape. Sip on champagne as you enjoy the panoramic views of Singapore aboard the Flyer and see the city in a whole new light.

Good for

Family

Thrill seekers

Must See

Couples

Hours
Daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Address
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Get Directions

Tips

  • It is advisable to go either early in the morning or late in the evening for the best possible experience.
  • Book online in case you’re planning to visit on a weekend, when the attraction will undoubtedly be busy and crowded.
  • It’s best to check the skies for clear weather if you wish to enjoy an unobstructed view of the skyline.

Recommended Experiences
Singapore Flyer Night Discovery

Plan to stay
1 hour

Singapore Flyer Night Discovery with River Boat To...
from
S$65
Singapore Flyer Premium Sky Dining
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S$175
Singapore Flyer Sling Flight
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S$69
Singapore Flyer + Gardens by the Bay
from
S$60

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River Safari
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Nestled right in between the well-known Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, the River Safari is a river-themed zoo and aquarium. Designed to recreate the wildlife experience along famous rivers from around the world, the park is home to some rare and impressive creatures from across the globe. Get set to begin your journey alongside meandering rivers and enjoy the chance to view exotic animals such as the squirrel monkey, maned wolf, and jaguar.

Good for

Kids

Family

Adventure

Hours
Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Address
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore 729826
Get Directions

Tips

  • Carry a hat, sunscreen and water to protect from the heat and high humidity.
  • Arrive early, as the animals tend to nap midday, resulting in poor sightings during the safari.
  • Be sure to dedicate some time to the park’s less popular, yet equally mesmerizing, attractions.

Recommended Experiences
Skip the Line: River Safari Tickets with Optional Transfers and Food
River Safari with Private Hotel Transfers
Super Saver Combo: Night Safari + River Safari

Plan to stay
3-4 hours

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River Safari with 2 Boat Rides
from
S$34.5
Panda Themed Meal with River Safari
from
S$45
Super Saver Combo: Night Safari + River Safari
from
S$64
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + River Safari
from
S$58
Park Hopper Plus: Singapore Zoo + River Safari + N...
from
S$88
River Safari with Private Hotel Transfers
from
S$33.9
Super Saver Combo: River Safari + Jurong Bird Park
from
S$45
Super Saver Combo: Singapore Zoo + River Safari + ...
from
S$95

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Gardens by the Bay
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Next, make your way to one what's considered to be one of the most unique tourist attractions in Singapore. The famed Gardens by the Bay resembles a sci-fi movie set. It was initially brought about by the Government’s initiative to make Singapore a ‘city in a garden’ instead of ‘a garden city’. Gardens by the Bay are divided into three elaborate sections: Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay South Garden. In each area, visitors can enjoy a natural extravaganza of flora and fauna. With an alien-like appearance, you'll feel like you've stepped into a colorful, friendly, fantasy world.

Good for

Must See

Kids

Family

Hours
Daily from 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Address
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Get Directions

Tips

  • It is highly recommended to stay at Gardens by the Bay through sunset, as the nighttime experience is especially magical. Keep at least a full day at hand to aptly explore the gardens.
  • The restaurants inside can be a little expensive; if you’re on a budget, it’s wise to eat someplace outside before arriving.

Recommended Experiences
Skip the Line: Gardens by the Bay Flexible Entry Tickets

Plan to stay
1-2 hours

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Day 3 - Singapore Cable Car, Universal Studios Singapore, Wings of Time

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Singapore Cable Car
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Spend your third day on the beloved Sentosa Island. Known for its breathtaking views between Faber Peak and Sentosa Island, Singapore's cable car is the first and only cableway that links the mainland Singapore to the island of Sentosa. Enjoy 360 degree views of forests, skyscrapers, and sandy beaches as the car ferries you almost 5 kilometers on a 30 minute ride. The cable car has two lines: Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line. The Mount Faber Line runs between Mainland Singapore and Sentosa Island, while the Sentosa Line runs only within Sentosa Island. With a round-trip pass, you can complete the entire trip, irrespective of which station you start at. Cross a skyscraper and float across the harbor on your way Mount Faber. As you approach this famous hill station, enjoy stunning photo ops as you pass by the lush greenery. On the Sentosa Line, fly over the jungle, sand, and sea; plus, catch views of the city's main attractions.

Good for

Family

Thrill seekers

Fun

Hours
Daily from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Address
Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Get Directions

Tips

  • You can pick an all-glass cable car to add a little excitement to your journey.
  • Tickets are cheaper in the evening. If you wish to time your ride for the sunset, plan your trip for after 7:00 PM.

Recommended Experiences
Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass Round Trip
Cable Car Skypass with Wings of Time and Buffet Meal

Plan to stay
1 hour

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Universal Studios Singapore
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Thrill-seekers can have a ball of a time at Singapore’s Universal Studios, located on Sentosa Island. Go beyond the screen and experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films such as Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and many others. In addition, don’t miss out on the Hollywood Dreams Parade, a special holiday show that brings all your beloved characters to life.

Good for

Family

Kids

Fun

Hours
Daily from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Address
8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Get Directions

Tips

  • It is advisable to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the park opens in order avoid the queue. In addition, being among the first to enter the park will ensure you can enjoy the most popular rides without having to wait in long lines.
  • Schedule your day around any shows you wish to watch and arrive about 15 minutes before the show starts to get the best seats.
  • Don’t forget to join the studio tour at the end of the day to complete your Universal Studios experience.

Recommended Experiences
Universal Studios Singapore™ Tickets
Universal Studios Singapore™ VIP Tour

Plan to stay
5-6 hours

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Universal Studios Singapore™ Tickets
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S$75
Universal Studios Singapore™ with Hotel Transfers
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S$85
Super Saver Combo: Universal Studios Singapore + S...
from
S$107
Super Saver Combo: Universal Studios Singapore + A...
from
S$106
Ultimate Combo: Universal Studios + Adventure Cove...
from
S$141
Universal Studio Singapore VIP Experience
from
S$300

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Wings of Time
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Mesmerizing and captivating, the Wings of Time is Singapore’s award-winning outdoor night show. A multi-sensory extravaganza, the show combines water displays, laser projections, and fire effects all into one captivating presentation. With a wonderful musical production playing in the background, experience the magic of 3D projection mapping and spectacular pyrotechnics. Created by a critically acclaimed team of local and international entertainment experts and set against a signature backdrop and a larger-than-life water screen, the show tells a contemporary tale of courage, mystery and magic. Sit back and get lost in this magical world as you journey across the fabric of time.

Good for

Couples

Family

Shows

Must See

Hours
Every evening at 7:40 PM & 8:40 PM
Address
Beach View, Sentosa Island 099538, Singapore
Get Directions

Tips

  • Arrive 15-25 minutes early to snag a good spot for the show.

Recommended Experiences
Wings of Time Show Tickets

Plan to stay
1.5 hours

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Extending Your Itinerary to 4 Days in Singapore

If you're in Singapore for 4 days, then you have the option of adding the following attractions to your Singapore travel itinerary:

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Jurong Bird Park
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Be prepared to experience the ultimate animal encounter at Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park! The park houses 5,000 species of birds across 20 hectares of exploratory landscape. Whether you’re eager to feed the parrots or are simply excited to watch them soar above you, the park guarantees an incredible opportunity. Hike to the waterfall aviary and witness a 30-meter tall waterfall, home to almost 600 birds. Or, head down to Lory Loft, the biggest lory flight aviary and partake in an up-close feeding frenzy as you walk across a suspended bridge with a cup of nectar in your hand. There are plenty of experiences that’ll sweep you off your feet at the Jurong Bird Park.

Good for

Fun

Nature

Wildlife

Hours
Daily from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Address
2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Get Directions

Tips

  • Do not feed the birds any outside food; they eat a particular diet and other foods can be harmful to their health.

Recommended Experiences
Skip the Line: Jurong Bird Park Flexible Entry Tickets
Indian Curry Garden Set Lunch at Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park with Hotel Transfers

Plan to stay
2-3 hours

Book Now from

Jurong Bird Park with Tram Ride
from
S$33.5
Jurong Bird Park with Hotel Transfers
from
S$31.88
Super Saver Combo: Jurong Bird Park + Night Safari
from
S$61
Super Saver Combo: River Safari + Jurong Bird Park
from
S$45
Super Saver Combo: Jurong Bird Park + Singapore Zoo
from
S$55.68
Park Hopper Plus: Singapore Zoo + River Safari + N...
from
S$88

2

Vivo City
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Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination, Vivo City Mall is famous amongst locals and tourists who want to hang out or spend some time socializing. The fact that this mall is located right next to the water makes it a popular destination. Vivo city was designed with an aim to provide a place bubbling with energy and flowing with vitality. Its architecture comprises of open spaces designed to even out the crowd on busy days. In fact, Forbes Magazine has recognized the mall as one of the top shopping malls in Singapore. Enjoy a romantic, al fresco dining experience by the promenade, or catch a show on the rooftop amphitheater, Singapore’s largest mall has something for everyone.

Good for

Family

Food

Sightseeing

Hours
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Address
1 Harbourfront Walk Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Get Directions

Tips

  • Catch great views from the rooftop that looks out over the harbor and the port.

Plan to stay
1 hour

3

Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Set up in a verdant landscape, the Singapore Botanic Gardens are definitely not to be missed during your visit to Singapore! Inscribed as a World Heritage Site, the garden is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO list. The striking park offers beautiful ponds with thriving flora and fauna, along with the region’s first rubber tree orchards. Spend a day lazing about on the sprawling landscapes or simply take a stroll out with your family – there are several in-house cafes and activities that can easily occupy at least half your day, so plan accordingly.

Good for

Must See

Family

Hours
Daily from 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Address
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Get Directions

Tips

  • If you’re someone who’s a plant and nature enthusiast, the Singapore Botanic Gardens provide an excellent learning opportunity.
  • Do not miss the beautiful VIP orchid garden! It can be visited for an additional $5 and is well worth the extra cost.

Plan to stay
1-2 hours

If you're looking to extend it even further to 5 days, then check out our 5 days in Singapore itinerary and visit all those extra attractions that make Singapore the most popular tourist hub in the region.

Comments (2)
  1. Louis says:

    Love your content 🙂 Singapore is one of the coolest places I’ve visited in Southeast Asia. The light show there is crazy 😀

  2. Undoubtedly Singapore is one of the beautiful countries in the world. The blog concept is very nice thanks for sharing.

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