Search here...
Asia Destinations Singapore Travel Guides

How to Spend Two Days in Singapore

Are you planning to spend two days in Singapore? If the answer to that is yes, then I am super happy to get you all the amazing insights and information you need to plan the perfect weekend in Singapore! In this post, I created my ideal two-day itinerary to Singapore. I visited this city a few times already and can tell you all about the highlights of Singapore from expertise and here I highlight everything that I would do if I visited Singapore for the first time. So without further ado, let’s dive right into this wonderful and vibrant city! 

The Marina Bay Sands

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on the products and book your tour or hotel via this link, I can get a commission. By doing so, you are doing me a huge favor, making it easier for me to be financially able to keep providing travel content for you!

Where do I stay in Singapore? 

I have gone to Singapore a few times now and there is one hotel in particular, that I would love to return to! The Carlton City Singapore is located perfectly in Chinatown, is close to some amazing cafés and restaurants, and has an awesome pool. Do you want anything more than that? Of course, it is also a dream of mine to stay in the Marina Bay Sands or the Fullerton one day, but for now, that was out of the budget. However, if you are looking for an option that is even more budget-friendly, check out the COO Bistro & Boutique Hostel. It has clean, nice rooms, nice staff, water & and breakfast included. So everything I look for in a hostel and more.

What to Eat in Singapore? 

Singapore is a true melting pot, which can be best explored by trying foods from all the cultures there. I think the Lau Pa Sat may even be my favorite dinner place in the entire world. When going there, just make sure to have an open mind and try whatever you can. For further reading on this matter, you can refer to my Singapore Food Guide! 

How do I get around in Singapore? 

It is very easy to get around in Singapore by public transport. If you want to get around faster and more direct, I recommend you using the App „Grab“ to hire cabs super easy, wherever you are! Another thing I loved to do in Singapore was to buy tickets to the Hop On, Hop Off buses. They are driving directly between the major landmarks and this way you can see more of the city than when driving the subway.

How to Spend Two Days in Singapore

Singapore has tons of sights and things that you just mustn’t miss! But as this post should describe what to do for two days in Singapore, I will prioritize it for you, so you can get a better overview! But I promise you that there is more! For my next time in Singapore, I plan to visit the Kranji Memorial, Sentosa Island, and the Mac Ritchie Tree Top Walk. So you see, Singapore has so much to offer! For now, I will tell you the absolute highlights.

The Ultimate Singapore Bucket List

Day 1: Breakfast at the Group Therapy, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Merlion, Jubilee Bridge, Helix Bridge, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Dinner at the Dragon Chamber

On the first day of your two days in Singapore will have a lovely breakfast, explore the vibrant Chinatown, and see the most breathtaking places, Singapore has to offer! 

Breakfast at the Group Therapy

Close to the Carlton City Hotel is a lovely café called Group Therapy. I went there for coffee and breakfast and it is safe to say that I would love to return any time! 


Let’s be true: no trip to Asia would be perfect if you didn’t see a single temple. Chinatown has some very inviting and very beautiful ones. But there is also more to Chinatown than temples. It is a wonderful area to walk around and get an insight into the daily lives of its inhabitants. My pro tip for you is to visit one of the malls there. There are plenty of shops with super interesting products to discover.

Singapore Bucket List - Colonial Styled Houses

Clarke Quay

The next place on your list to visit is the colorful and vibrant Clarke Quay, which is one of the coolest places for a little stroll. It is also perfect for finding a restaurant for a small snack (or late breakfast if you didn’t have it at the Group therapy). I love this place and it should be on your Singapore itinerary for its unique atmosphere!

Merlion, Jubilee Bridge, Helix Bridge & Gardens by the Bay

If you are stopping for just a short layover this is the place in Singapore that you are not allowed to miss. My tip to get everything done: Arrive by train or taxi and have a walk to the Merlion & and the Jubilee Bridge. From there, take a walk on the left-handed side along the Durian and the harbor. If you are hungry, have a piece of cake or a snack at one of the restaurants with a view towards the harbor.

girl standing on the helix bridge

Then walk further over the Helix bridge until you reach the shopping mall, where you can have a short stroll or do some shopping. Afterwards, you should go to see the Gardens by the Bay, which is one of Singapore’s most famous sights. Depending on how early you get up, you should also see the Rainforest Dome with the world’s highest indoor waterfall or the Flower Dome. 

Singapore Bucket List - La Vie En Marine
Cloud Forest of Singapore

Aperitif at the Marina Bay Sands

After all the sightseeing it is finally time to have a drink and some snacks. And where could you do this better than on top of Singapore’s most iconic building? Yes, I am talking about the Marina Bay Sands! You can easily have your dinner and sundowner there and in my opinion, it isn’t even that expensive. Make sure, to come around sunset, so you see stunning Singapore at night!

If you are entering the Marina Bay Sands, make sure you enter it on the ground floor and then go to the right entrance (from the perspective of the Gardens) and have a look for the reception of the Ce La Vié. You will have to pay 20 bucks to get up but when you are up there, you can spend these 20 bucks on drinks and food. And you will feel posh with this view!

48 Hours in Singapore - Marina Bay Sands
Isn‘t this a gorgeous view?

Dinner at the Dragon Chamber

On this first evening in Singapore, you will have a dining experience you will never forget! The Dragon Chamber is a modern restaurant with the most delicious creative food you can imagine. Our highlight here was the beef which was prepared in a pineapple that was then served in a bowl of smoking dry ice. So make sure, you are not missing out on this place!

dragon chamber sign
a burning pineapple with meat in it

Day 2: Botanical Garden, Orchard Road, Little India, Aperitif at the Raffles Hotel with a Singapore Sling, Dinner at the Lau Pa Sat

I hope you had a good rest because Day 2 of your time in Singapore will have you explore even more highlights of this amazing city! 

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens of Singapore are my favorite one by far! I just love those huge, green, and beautiful places. And even though it is extraordinarily hot there I loved to spend tons of time there. But no matter how long or short you want to stay there, make sure to bring enough sunblock and water with you. 

48 Hours in Singapore -Singapore Botanical Gardens
beautiful green leaf

Shopping on Orchard Road

If you like to do a little shopping and to feel posh, then you should plan a lot of time for Orchard Road. It is one of the world’s most popular shopping boulevards. You can buy everything that you desire to have. And if you get the feeling, that you saw everything that’s on Orchard Road, just take an escalator downstairs to the basement. Believe it or not, there is almost a whole world underneath the surface. I promise you, you will find the thing you were looking for there. And more.

Little India

One of the most colorful and exciting neighborhoods in Singapore. We loved to walk around there and to have a look at every small shop and corner. There are crazy souvenir shops, where you can get the typical trousers for visiting temples & tons of other small gifts for your family and friends. Also, make sure to plan it around lunchtime because in Little India you will find the most amazing food. My tip is to visit the Komalas Vilas and have some naan and try some of their dips and sauces, as they are all fantastic. 

Bright flowers at Little India

Aperitif at the Raffles Hotel

One thing that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Singapore is to see the birthplace of its most iconic drink. The Singapore Sling was created in the Raffles Hotel and up to this day it is the most amazing place to have this cocktail. Being there will feel super chic, fancy and almost like traveling back in time! 

Raffles Long Bar - La Vie En Marine
white hall in the raffles hotel

Dinner at the Lau Pa Sat

I have been to Singapore three times in total and I didn’t miss the Lau Pa Sat a single one. And if I will go to Singapore again, I wouldn’t want to miss it too. The Lau Pa Sat is one of the classical food courts that you will find a lot in Singapore and Malaysia, yet I didn’t discover another one that I liked that much. This mainly occurs because of two reasons: firstly it is clean. Compared to other places that I saw during my travels, you won’t need to worry about putting this food in your body. And secondly, because the range of food you can have is huge. I promise you, no matter where you are from or what you look for in food, you will find it!

48 Hours in Singapore - Eating at Lau Pa Sat
The beautiful Lau Pa Sat!
Lau Pa Sat, Singapore Bucket List - La Vie En Marine

My favorite thing is to have dumplings and I love to have as many as possible of them but they also have great chicken, fried prawns, seafood, rice or noodles, and satays! So you see, you will love the Lau Pa Sat. And if you do, please come back and tell me what you had, so I can try it the next time!

Dumpligs on a table

Thank You For Reading! Do you have more tips? Let me know!

So that’s it for now! But if I ever get the chance to visit Singapore again, this list might actually grow again but for now, these are my favourite places in Singapore. But if you have a great tip for an accommodation, site or restaurant, drop me an email and let me know and you might get a feature on this post!

If you want to read more about my adventures in Asia, check out this post about Singapore’s neighbor Kuala Lumpur!

How to Spend 2 Days in Singapore - La Vie En Marine


  • Yana Peskin

    Looks like an awesome 48 hours. Singapore can be a super pricey city. Next time I go i’ll definitely hit up some of those restaurants. They look delicious.

    • paula

      That makes me happy! Let me know how you liked them!

  • Emma

    I loooooved Singapore, but didn’t manage to squeeze in the gardens – such a big mistake, every time I see posts like yours it makes me want to go back!

    • paula

      If you ever go back, make sure to see them! They are so amazing!

  • Luca

    Beautiful photos!! 🙂

    • paula

      Thank you so much! It really means the world.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pingback: Read more about the best things to do in Madrid - La Vie En Marine on January 6, 2018

Pingback: The Ultimate Singapore Bucket List - La Vie En Marine on January 6, 2018

Pingback: A Foodie's Guide to Singapore - La Vie En Marine on January 6, 2018

Pingback: Asia Bucket List - La Vie En Marine on January 6, 2018