If you’ve only got 2 days in Singapore, you’ll need to have your itinerary ready. There’s plenty to pack in after all. Luckily for you, we’ve tried and tested 48 hours in the island city-state, covering culture, the culinary scene, and, of course, the all-important sights.  

Here’s how your 2 day itinerary in Singapore looks:

hop to the sightseeing


One of the most efficient ways to see the sights and get around the city is a hop, hop off bus tour, covering all of the impressive and surprising bits the city has to offer. Hop on at Suntec City, taking in the world’s biggest water fountain on your way. Noted stops to hop off and explore are: Gardens by the Bay for its iconic Supertrees, the Botanic Gardens for its sheer beauty, and the famous Raffles Hotel where the Singapore Sling was invented.

Singapore Bus Tour Tickets


Now that you’ve got your bearings, its time to go back and spend a little more time at the landmarks that really put Singapore on the map. Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer, walk the award-winning Helix Bridge, and go for a swim in the world’s largest infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands hotel. Plenty of selfie taking opportunities to keep you busy. 

For Singapore Flyer & The Helix Bridge:
Brown Line Route, Stops: Flyer & Ritz-Carlton

For Marina Bay Sands:
Yellow Line Route, Stop: Marina Bay Sands


After all the sightseeing, head up to SuperTree by Indochine for a relaxing sundowner. Perched atop the highest Supertree at Gardens by the Bay, it’s possibly the most unique rooftop bar you’ll ever experience. With a drinks menu as impressive as the setting, it’s the perfect place to toast a successful first day in Singapore. Cheers!

Green Line Route, Stop: Gardens by the Bay

alternative districts and shopping experiences


Day 1 was all about discovering iconic Singapore. Use day 2 to visit the more alternative, colourful, perhaps more hectic side of the city. Brace yourself for the contrast. Firstly head over to Chinatown. Take in the historical temples, sample the street food and haggle at the markets. Next stop is Little India. The bohemian side of Singapore, wander the narrow lanes and simply enjoy the buzz of local life happening around you.

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Red Line Route, Stops: Chinatown & Little India


You’ve probably noticed all the shopping opportunities along your city travels so far. Now’s the time for that all-important spree. While in Little India, it just makes sense to start at the 24-hour shopping mecca that is the Mustafa Centre. From there, the opportunities are endless. Wile away the hours at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Orchard Road and the Esplanade Mall. You’ll find home-grown designer brands, international labels, electronics, fashion and jewellery. 

For Mustafa Centre:
Red Line Route, Stop: Broadway Hotel

For The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands:
Yellow Line Route, Stop: Marina Bay Sands

For Esplanade Mall:
Blue & Brown Line Route, Stop: Esplanade


Finish your 48 hours in Singapore with a foodie tour, and taste all the dishes that make Singapore’s culinary scene so unique. The cuisine is a fusion of Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, Malay and Western influences, creating a melting pot of flavours. From the traditional laksa to char kuay teow, oyster omelette and, if you’re feeling brave, the fish head curry. We’ve done the rounds and have drawn up a shortlist of the places we think you should try these dishes. Check out our guide on Singapore Street Food here.  

Ready to explore Asia’s best kept secret? An energetic city with so much to pack into 48 hours. Follow our Singapore itinerary and 2 days in Singapore will feel like a whirlwind city break. Browse our bus tours in full to get more inspiration for your trip.