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If you are planning to spend 2 days in Singapore then this itinerary is for you!

There is no place on earth quite like Singapore. The city is futuristic and unique, and a place you want to spend at least two days to experience some of the amazing things it has to offer.

Many people make the mistake of planning to visit Singapore on a flight layover, and then they end up only having a few hours or a short day to spend exploring. To get a taste of Singapore’s magic and wonder you need at least 2 days, and even then you will realize you could definitely use more time!

This two-day guide shows you the best of Singapore in the limited time you have. Just note that this is a pretty full itinerary and you will have a busy two days with it. Feel free to customize it to fit your travel desires and prepare to be amazed during your 2 days in Singapore.

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2 Days in Singapore Guide

Short on time? Here is the best place to stay in Singapore!
➡️ Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore

Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore by Far East Hospitality offers a contemporary urban retreat. The hotel is home to stylishly designed rooms and suites with panoramic city views.

Oasia Hotel Downtown empowers guests to Experience Wellness through 3 wellness pillars – Refresh in a calm, rejuvenating environment, Refuel with nutritious sustenance and Recharge with an array of fitness and wellness activities – from swimming to yoga, aquaspin and more.

A highlight of Oasia is the Club Lounge, which offers a heightened experience during your stay. The lounge offers a range of complimentary amenities and services, such as personalized check-in and out, daily breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening cocktails.

⭐️ Bonus! The Club Lounge also has the most beautiful infinity pool and nightly FREE massages!

With its convenient location near major attractions and transportation hubs, Oasia Hotel Downtown provides an ideal base for those who want to relax and recharge in the heart of the city.

2 days in Singapore: Day 1

Explore Gardens by the Bay

  • Time needed: 2.5 hours (Suggested Times: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Exploring the Gardens by the Bay is a must while visiting Singapore, and you should budget around 2 hours for this!

There are quite a few things to see the main attractions being the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Floral Fantasy, and The Supertree Grove. With a limited amount of time, you might only be able to visit one or two of these attractions.

Flower Dome

  • Entrance Price: SD$28
Flower dome in Singapore
Photo From: Eat Wander Explore

The Flower Dome is one of the many attractions within the infamous Gardens by the Bay. It is a cool conservatory full of stunning flowers from all around the world.

This is a wonderful place to visit within the Gardens if you are a botanist or just love flowers! The Flower Dome in Singapore is the world’s largest glass-covered greenhouse and flowers bloom in vibrant colors all year long.

Cloud Forest

  • Entrance Price: SD$28

The Cloud Forest is a stunning indoor conservatory full of plants and greenery. There is a huge 35-meter tall mountain in the center of it covered in lush greenery.

A visit here will make you feel like you’ve left Earth and stepped into an Avatar world amidst the huge waterfall, exotic plants, and misty air.

Visitors are also permitted to take a lift up the mountain where they can overlook the stunning conservatory. One of the perks of spending 2 days in Singapore is that you have more time to immerse yourself in all the attractions.

Huge plant covered mountain
Waterfall on a huge mountain inside a glass observatory

Floral Fantasy

  • Entrance Price: S$20

Floral Fantasy is a smaller attraction compared to the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest but has its own unique charm. There are four unique gardens here each with its own unique concept which may it fun and enticing to explore.

A visit here is a good idea if you are running short on time but want to visit more than one of the attractions at the Gardens by the Bay.

Supertree Grove

  • Entrance Price: Free!

The Supertree Grove that sits in the Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s most iconic attractions. Spending 2 days in Singapore without taking a walk through the huge supertree is a huge missed opportunity. The best thing about this attraction is that is it free!

Visitors are able to walk around and admire the stunning trees for no cost unless you want to walk on the skywalk that connects the trees, this costs SD$8. If you find yourself short on time don’t worry, you will be visiting these iconic trees again on day two!

2 days in Singapore - Singapore supertree grove

Walk Around Chinatown

  • Time needed: 1.5 hours (Suggested Times: 10:30 AM – 12 PM)

After visiting the Gardens by the Bay the next place to head to is Chinatown. The best way to get here with only 2 days in Singapore is by taking the MRT. Go to the Bayfront station and take the downtown line to Chinatown. This will only take around 20 minutes.

Colorful China inspired buildings

Once you arrive you can walk around the streets and learn about the prominent Chinese influence on Singapore.

A visit here is like escaping Singapore for a moment and transporting to China, as you can find various Chinese street food shops and restaurants, the buildings have a beautiful Chinese architectural influence!

Chinatown is the perfect place to wander around and soak in the cities cultural aspects. A highlight of Chinatown is Tooth Relic Temple.

Tooth Relic Temple

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a prominent place to visit in Chinatown. This huge temple is home to Buddha Tooth Relic who calls it home. It is a great place to learn about Buddhism as the temple offers exhibits of the Buddhist way of life plus worship areas.

Just remember to dress appropriately when visiting the worship areas (knees must be covered). During your entire 2 days in Singapore be sure to make a note of what you are wearing in case you want to enter any of the temples around the city.

Lunch at a Hawker Center

  • Time needed: 1 hour (Suggested Times: 12 PM – 1 PM)

Eating at a Hawker Center is something everyone spending 2 days in Singapore must do! A Hawker Center is simply a food center that holds various different stands of street food for reasonable prices.

But the street food in Singapore is anything but ordinary, in fact, there are very few places with street food as tasty and famous as the options in Singapore. Some of the street food stands have Michelin stars!

Street food center in Singapore

Since you will already be in Chinatown you can visit one of the famous Hawker Centers here like; Chinatown Complex Food Court or the Maxwell Food Centre. If you are looking to taste a Michelin star dish on a budget then head to Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre.

For only a small price you can try the Michelin star dish Hainanese Chicken Rice! There is always a line here, but street food is quick and the line moves fast and with 2 days in Singapore you have a little time to spare to wait.

Get Lost in the Singapore Botanic Gardens

  • Time needed: 2.5 hours (Suggested Times: 1 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Entrance Price: Free

Singapore is known as a garden city and while spending 2 days in Singapore viewing all the stunning gardens is a must. After visiting the Gardens by the Bay you might think you’ve seen it all, but a trip to the Botanic Gardens is the perfect next place.

The entire city of Singapore used to be a huge jungle and these gardens show what Singapore looked like during that time.

Lush greenery

Walking around the huge green space to admire the jungle foliage is an amazing way to spend a few hours.

The main places to see here are the lakes, the Bukit Timah Core, and the National Orchid Garden. The botanical gardens are free to enter and the only paid part is the National Orchid Garden (S$5).

Have a Drink at Raffles Hotel

  • Time needed: 2 hours (Suggested Times: 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore’s most famous hotels that was built during the colonial era. The hotel is luxurious and grand and has a more high-end feel than the other most famous hotel in the city; The Marina Bay Sands. The main reason to visit Raffles Hotel is to sample a Singapore Sling!

Singapore Sling is Singapore’s national drink. It is a gin-based cocktail that is sweet, herbaceous, and amazing.

It was invented in the 1900s in the Raffles Hotel by Ngiam Tong Boon. During this time Raffles Hotel was surrounded by nut plantations, quite different from the skyscrapers that surround it today.

Sampling this famous drink at its origin spot is a must. Plus, with 2 days in Singapore, you have a little time to relax and this is the perfect way to do so!

Finish off the night at Clarke Quay

  • Time needed: As much as you need (Suggested Times: 6:30 – whenever)

Clarke Quay is Singapore’s nightlife hot spot and finishing day one of your 2 days in Singapore here is the best option!

There are a ton of bars, clubs, and restaurants here that guarantee a good time. This is not just a play for partying, you can also sit with a drink and watch the buzzing atmosphere too!

Colorful lights and restaurants lining the streets

If you are wondering which of the many bars is the best to visit, I can suggest Zouk or Chupitos Bar! Just remember you have an action-packed day tomorrow, and although many places in Clarke Quay are open until the early morning hours, you should try to rest to see everything tomorrow.

2 Days in Singapore: Day 2

Walk around Katong

  • Time needed: 2.5 hours (Suggested Times: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Katong is a neighborhood in Singapore that is well worth the visit. You will most likely take the MRT to this district, and the time it takes to arrive is factored into the time you need to spend there.

Katong has a very distinct architectural design which is what entices most people. It is also very different from Downtown Singapore and offers visitors something a little different than what they are used to from Singapore.

Colorful buildings
Photo Credits: Rambling Feet

This area is a photographer’s dream, as the brightly colored buildings offer the perfect photo opportunities. There are also a bunch of cafes and restaurants here for you to sit in and enjoy after walking around.

With 2 days in Singapore, you have a little extra time to visit some more diverse spots and this is one you cannot miss!

Visit Little India

  • Time needed: 3 hours (Suggested Times: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM)

Little India is one of the most vibrant and chaotic (in a good way) areas in Singapore! The little area celebrates the Indian influence, culture, and traditions that are prevalent in Singapore.

It is the perfect place to visit to escape from Singapore for a bit and transport yourself to India. The bright-colored buildings, bustling streets, and vibrant atmosphere are something not to be missed.

Below are some of the highlights of Little India are listed below.

Brightly colored building

Mustafa Shopping Center

  • Entrance Price: Free

Mustafa Shopping Center is a famous place for shopping in Little India. It is not a fancy shopping mall like the others in Singapore, but it is a great place for finding a bargain on a variety of items. This shopping mall has just about anything you can think of, from clothing to makeup to electronics and much more.

The highlight of Mustafa is that this shopping center is open 24 hours a day which means if you wanted you could venture here for some night shopping. Many people find night shopping at Mustafa a highlight of Little India. Just note that Little India gets a little seedy at night.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

  • Entrance Price: Free

 Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is an Indian Hindu place of worship and an important part of Little India for the Indian community. This huge temple is covered in idols and gods in bright colors in a stunning design style.

It is also said to be one of the oldest templates in Singapore, and its interior is as beautiful as its exterior.

Visitors are permitted to enter this temple and explore as they please. The best part? It is free! Do not miss this amazing piece of architecture during your 2 days in Singapore.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Temple in Singapore

Temple of 1000 Lights (Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple)

  • Entrance Price: Free

The temple of 1000 Lights is a beautiful temple located in Little India. Inside the temple, you will find the largest Buddha statue (49 feet) in Singapore surrounded by lamps. This is how the temple got its name! As the largest and most visited temple in Singapore, a visit here is in order.

Explore Kampong Glam

  • Time needed: 2.5 hours (Suggested Times: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

Kampong Glam is the Islamic district of Singapore full of information and stunning architecture relating to Arabic culture. Singapore is a place built on diversity and after visiting Chinatown and Little India, a visit to another culturally diverse area is in order.

This is the best way to learn about Singapore and see its different cultures in full effect. Kampong Glam is a very interesting and beautiful area to explore. Below are some of the highlights.

Haji Lane

Haji Lane is a vibrant, hipster part of Kampong Glam that is full of colorful street art, trendy shops, and hip cafes at every turn. It is a photographer’s or Instagrammer’s dream place to visit in 2 days in Singapore because everywhere you look is something unique and stunning.

A colorful street full of shops and restaurants

Haji Lane is especially popular amongst shopping lovers! There are so many different trendy boutiques and hip shops to pop into and pick up a cool new item.

It is also the ideal place to visit to escape into one of the many cafes and restaurants for an Arabic themed lunch!

Arab Street

Arab Street is where the Muslim roots of Kampong Glam really shine! The architecture, shops, and smells are all reminiscent of Arabic places, making it the perfect place in Singapore to escape the norm and enter a different cultural side to the city-state.

The streets are full of Halal restaurants, fabric shops, and more, but the highlight is the Sultan Mosque.

The Sultan Mosque was built in 1824 and is the most important mosque in Singapore. Its exterior is beyond impressive with its gold-domed top and a must-see in Kampong Glam.

Gold domed mosque
Gold topped mosque

Sunset & Evening at Marina Bay Sands

  • Time needed: 2 hours (Suggested Times: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

You can’t visit Singapore without visiting Marina Bay Sands. As the most iconic hotel in Singapore with the best views of the Singapore skyline, you cannot miss it.

You can either get to the top by going on a tour or by reserving a seat at one of the restaurants. The best restaurant for amazing drinks, superb views, and a stunning sunset is Ce La Vi!

Drink with a view

At Ce La Vi you can enjoy a few hours of overlooking Singapore magical skyline with a drink and snacks. It is a little bit pricy up here, but with everything, it has to offer it is 100% worth it.

This option works out to be better than booking a tour because you get to sit and relax while you enjoy the view. This is by far one of the most amazing and memorable things to do during your 2 days in Singapore.

Singapore skyline at night

Gardens by the Bay at Night

  • Time needed: 1.5 hours (Suggested Times: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM)
  • Entrance Price: Free

Although you’ve most likely already visited the Supertree Grove at the Gardens by the Bay a visit back during the night is essential. Every night at 7:45 and 8:45 there is a light show called Garden Rhapsody that is beyond magical.

For 15 minutes, the trees put on a show and dance to music, which involves the trees igniting in different colors and styles up. This is something you don’t want to miss, especially since it is free.

Huge trees lit up in colors at night

Walk the Promenade

  • Time needed: Up to you

After 2 days in Singapore full of excitement and adventure, it is best to wind down with a walk along Singapore’s stunning promenade. The promenade offers beautiful views of the skyscrapers in Singapore and has a relaxing magical vibe to it.

There are often quite a few people walking here, and soaking in the surrounding.

Singapore buildings at night

When to visit Singapore

Singapore is a great place to visit all year long. The weather is hot and tropical year-round which makes it perfect for heat lovers. It is a very rainy city, so be prepared for short spouts of rain while you visit. If you pack an umbrella and stop at a cafe while it rains you have no worries.

Where to stay in Singapore

Pan Pacific

Ascott Orchard Singapore

2 days in Singapore Budget

Below is an outline of what you will need to budget for two days in Singapore. Singapore is not a very budget-friendly place so be prepared to splurge a little, but it is all worth it.

  • Hotel: €160
  • Food: €100
  • Transportation: €30 (MRT, buses)
  • Attractions: €50
  • Total: €340

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There is so much to do and see in Singapore and two days gives you just enough time to start discovering the magic. If you are planning to spend 2 days in Singapore be sure to use this post to guide your visit!

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