Singapore Itinerary Ideas

When you sit down to plan your next vacation, remember the following: a great trip to Singapore isn’t just about dreamy beaches, outstanding art, tasty food, or natural and architectural gems. What is it about? Well, it’s about all those things combined. Read on to find out what makes this city-state so special, and then use Inspirock’s free Singapore trip planner to build your own Singapore itinerary.

1. The Contrasting Cultures Singapore Itinerary

Chinatown, Singapore by: Khalzuri Yazid (CC)
Chinatown, Singapore by: Khalzuri Yazid (CC)

Singapore boasts three distinct cultural enclaves, and exploring them is the best way to discover how this multicultural society functions on a daily basis. Kampong Glam, Little India, and Chinatown are packed with stunning architectural landmarks and cultural institutions providing a look into Singapore’s rich history and living traditions. These vibrant neighborhoods also make ideal places to shop, dine, and mingle with other tourists.

See what else you can do there on this Singapore itinerary:

2. The Garden City Singapore Itinerary

Singapore Botanic Garden by: edwin.11 (CC)
Singapore Botanic Garden by: edwin.11 (CC)

Singapore may be known as the “Lion City,” but thanks to its abundance of soothing green spaces many people call it the “City in a Garden.” Tailor-made for anyone into green things, Singapore takes great pride in its parks and gardens. Don’t miss Singapore Botanic Gardens (home to the renowned National Orchid Gardens) and the futuristic wonderland of Gardens by the Bay, home to air-conditioned flower domes and three vertical gardens.

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3. The Shopper’s Delight Singapore Itinerary

Bugis Street by: alex.ch (CC)
Bugis Street by: alex.ch (CC)

With its modern stores and outdoor markets, Singapore really is a “shop-until-you-drop” kind of destination. The city’s shopping centers draw huge crowds with everything from designer clothing to the latest technology, but it’s the street shopping scene that, well, steals the scene. Test your haggling skills on Bugis Street or get a glimpse into the Chinese community’s way of life at Chinatown Street Market.

Find more places to shop on this itinerary, made with the free Singapore trip generator:

4. The Great Outdoors Singapore Itinerary

Japanese Gardens Singapore by: Brian Evans (CC)
Japanese Gardens Singapore by: Brian Evans (CC)

Without a doubt one of the world’s great garden cities (see Itinerary #2 above), Singapore is also filled with animal sanctuaries and bird parks. Be sure to visit the turtle and tortoise sanctuary located within the stunning Chinese and Japanese Gardens, or follow the winding forest trails in the lush Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Hankering for more outdoor attractions? Check out this plan from the Singapore itinerary maker:

5. A Little-Bit-of-Everything 4-Day Singapore Itinerary

Palawan Beach by: Goynang (CC)
Palawan Beach by: Goynang (CC)

Alright, so you probably won’t be able to appreciate all of Singapore’s many delights in just four days. Then why go there for just a brief visit? Because four days gives you plenty of time to see the best of the city and its surrounding area. Here’s what you can do to create a memorable experience: start your itinerary with Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and end it with Palawan Beach. In between, pack your schedule with Singapore’s best shops, markets, restaurants, gardens, and tailoring streets. Great time guaranteed!

For more inspiration, click on this 4-day Singapore itinerary:

Tamara

Tamara

Educated in Chicago and based in Serbia, Tamara travels with passion and believes that one written word can be worth at least a thousand pictures. When she's not conquering the world one blog post at a time, she likes to eat pizza and take long naps--preferably at the same time.
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