So you’ve got one week and a plane ticket to Singapore—the only island city-state where chewing gum is a hot topic and the iconic Merlion statue doubles as a water fountain. Forget Netflix marathons; this seven-day extravaganza will be your new favorite series. Buckle up, my jet-setting amigo, as we embark on a “Singapore Itinerary 7 Days” special that’s packed with more action, drama, and foodie delights than a season finale! 🌏✈️🍜
Singapore is one of those destinations you should visit more than once in your lifetime. The country is so inviting that you feel like returning to it the moment you land in your country. I felt the need to explore more in this beautiful country more. New attraction sites are coming up almost every year in this highly developing country in South East Asia. Make sure that you include these in your Singapore travel itinerary .
Arriving in Singapore
I prefer Singapore Airlines to fly to Singapore as it provides seamless connectivity from many cities worldwide. They offer excellent services; you will feel pampered up at 35,000 feet. Once you reach Changi Airport, you will be directed without any issue, as Singapore has stringent procedures, and as long as you have all the required documents in hand, you can expect a smooth transition. Out of the airport, for the Singapore tour, there are plenty of cabs to take you to your accommodation suite, and there is no need to bargain. All cabs will charge a flat rate, so you don’t need to go from cab to cab, bargaining the fare.
Singapore is a safe city and is well-maintained. You’ll notice it as soon as you come out of the airport. You can quickly get anywhere within the city via bus, which is less expensive than getting a cab. However, if you prefer more privacy on your tour, you can always call a cab and go around the city without any problem.
Singaporeans are polite and friendly. You can ask for directions from anyone you meet, and they will help in the best possible way. It’s a multi-ethnic country where you will find Indians, Chinese, Malaysia, Sri Lankans, and many more ethnicities.
Planning your Singapore Travel
This blog covers most of the top attractions you can cover on your Singapore tour. Therefore, you can purchase Singapore passes for the attractions below. Depending on your attractions, the ticket will cost around $125. It saves you a lot of money from what you would spend buying individual tickets at every attraction site.
Regarding accommodation in Singapore, you can find a good one that fits your budget. I suggest you find accommodation at a central location so that it would be easy to get to all the places from here. A centrally-located hotel close to Orchard Road will be a highly-convenient place to stay.
Hotel Jen Tanglin and Mandarin Orchard are great options for choosing accommodations with excellent service during your planned Singapore tour. The rooms are well-serviced and comfortable, while the buffet has a wide range of Asian and international cuisines.
So, here’s a day-by-day outline of where you should visit in your tour in Singapore with kids.
Day 1: Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Botanic Gardens is just a short drive from the hotels near Orchard Road. You can take a cab to find an expanse of greenery in the city’s center. The garden is open from 5 am until midnight so you can go there almost anytime. However, I suggest going in the morning as it is when your kids will enjoy it the most. There is so much happening in the gardens, and don’t be surprised to find yourself amid a pre-wedding shoot, as this location is famous for such things.
You can quickly lose track of time when you’re here, and a good 3 hours is more than enough to explore the entire area. Remember to catch a glimpse of the Healing Garden, which showcases a range of medicinal plants. The ticket is about $3.75 per adult.
Next, you can go to one of the most valued treasures in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay. Gardens by the Bay is a beautiful location with cultural significance in Singapore. It is home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall in the Cloud Forest, veiled by the mist.
Half a day is more than enough to explore Singapore’s beautiful region of artificial greenery. It is open from 5 am until 2 am, meaning you can go there at any convenient time. However, some attractions may be closed on specific dates, and different light shows and other programs are scheduled at specific times.
An adult ticket costs approximately $21, while a child ticket costs approximately $11. The standard 1-day ticket includes the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome.
Day 2: Little India
Little India is an ethnic district located east of the Singapore River. It is situated across another popular area in Singapore, Chinatown. As its name denotes, Little India is a popular spot for Indians. It’s also a familiar hang-out spot for Asians such as Malaysians, Sri Lankans, Indonesians, and other ethnicities.
You can have a late breakfast or brunch and head to Little India for lunch. Most shops here close by 3 pm, so remember to get there earlier than this. Your options narrow down to a few restaurants open after 3 pm. Fifth Season is an Indo-Chinese that happily served us even after closing time. They serve Indian-Chinese fusion cuisine, which you can only get from this area. We tried the Schezwan noodles and pan-fried momos, which we found to be delectable.
After a hearty meal, you can go down the lanes in the area and shop at Mustafa Shopping Centre. It consists of 5 floors of almost every item you need at reasonable prices compared to other stores in Singapore. You can buy branded perfumes and colognes at an excellent price here.
After spending time in Little India, Mustafa Shopping Centre, and the neighborhood, you can head to the Orchard Central Mall for dinner. The Tapas Club and Real Food serve excellent food, both vegetarian and vegan options, respectively.
Day 3 in your Singapore itinerary 7 days: Universal Studios
Universal Studios is an absolute treat for both the young and the old. You can spend an entire day in this place and feel like you’ve not had enough.
You can reach there by taking a cab to Sentosa, less than a 20-minute drive from Orchard Road. If you don’t have the pass, booking tickets online is best. An adult ticket costs approximately $66, while a child ticket costs approximately $51. The express pass is highly recommended as you don’t have to spend time waiting in long queues near the rides.
The regular opening hours are from 10 am to 7 pm. However, the closing hours extend to 9.30 on special holidays for firework displays and related events.
There is everything from thrilling rides to character shows and a 4D cinema experience at Universal Studios. There are restaurants where you can have any meal in any cuisine you prefer.
Day 4: Must visit Singapore Zoo, River Safari, and Night Safari in your Singapore Travel
You can do all three attractions: The Singapore Zoo, River Safari, and Night Safari, in one day as they are located close to the same vicinity on day 4 of your Singapore tour. The Singapore Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world. It opens at 8.30, so try to be there on time to make the best of your trip. Starting early gives you ample time for a better view of all the animals and watching the live shows.
An adult ticket (Park Hopper Plus) usually costs around $88, which includes the boat and tram rides. You can also get the 2-Park admission, which costs only $65, avoiding the Amazon River Quest and the River Safari.
The Night Safari is from 6.30 pm and 12 am and is a fantastic experience. It’s the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals and forms parts of the Mandai Wildlife Reserve and the Singapore Zoo. It gives you the advantage of viewing nocturnal animals in their natural habitats, which you wouldn’t experience when visiting an ordinary zoo during the day. Special programs are also lined up for visitors to gain a unique experience.
Enough restaurants are serving Indian, Asian, and international cuisines, both at the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. Therefore, you should be able to find a good spot for a delicious meal. Ulu Ulu Safari restaurant is one of my favorites for indulgent Indian and Asian cuisines.
Day 5: Not to miss Sentosa Island in your Singapore 1 week itinerary
Sentosa Island is another popular attraction among adults and children to cover on your Day 5th of Singapore tour. The island is so vast that it consists of myriad activities related to exploring every corner. The Sentosa Fun Pass costs about $40 for adults and $30 for children and comprises 55 tokens. You can choose a ticket option based on the attractions you want to visit from the Sentosa website.
Arrive early at Sentosa as it is full of activities that would take a day to complete. Even if you choose selected attractions, you can still explore the island in many ways. The SEA Aquarium is an exciting site to visit with kids, where you can view many marine animals. It would take about 2 hours to complete.
The Trick Eye Museum is also located in the vicinity and is the perfect place to capture fun photographs. Grab some lunch at Tino’s Italian, which has an excellent selection of Italian food, including pizzas, pasta, and fries. The best part is that the food is affordable compared to other restaurants in Sentosa.
On the island, don’t miss out on popular attractions like the Sentosa Merlion, the 4D show, and the cable car ride.
Day 6: Shopping at Chinatown & IKEA
Now is the time to do some shopping as a family on Day 6 of your Singapore tour. If you love home decor and everything about it, IKEA is the best place. Unlike IKEA stores in many other countries, IKEA Singapore is conveniently located close to the city’s heart. It’s just an 8-minute cab ride away from Orchard Road. There are so many shops here that you won’t feel the time going. You can quickly get wrapped up in shopping for 3 to 4 hours at IKEA, including having lunch there.
Next, you can go to Chinatown, a bit like Little India, a unique area in Singapore. Remember to visit the Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Whether you are a Hindu devotee, this temple is worth visiting. You also find some great restaurants around the area. I recommend Lotus Kitchen and Eight Treasures, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan.
Day 7: Last-minute shopping and preparations
We spent the last day of our Singapore tour doing some last-minute shopping and having breakfast at a local eatery. We bought some quality items from Daiso, a Japanese store selling everything at $2 each. It was an excellent deal as this place had some fantastic stuff. We bought a few return gifts and knick-knacks from here.
Singapore is a destination that I would want to go back to again and again. It’s a beautiful country with an awesome vibe, and it is a treat for kids and adults alike.
Let us know what you did in Singapore and if we have missed any other attractions that are worth a visit.