Here is How You Can Plan Your Singapore Itinerary More Efficiently

Singapore, the ‘Lion City’ is nothing but a paradise for many travellers. There is not just one but a plethora of activities and places to visit for every kind of traveller to enjoy. But on the other hand, the downside of having so many options and opportunities is that you don’t know what to go for and what to filter out. That is why having an itinerary in place for your holiday is a smart decision and a good way of staying organised. 

While some may argue that having an itinerary or schedule make take away the joy of exploring Singapore but on the contrary, it equips you with the ability to decide how much you want to spend and what all places you want to go exploring without wasting time in Singapore, trying to answer the questions – ‘What next?’

Singapore Itinerary
Singapore Itinerary; The Merlion

Planning an Efficient and Effective Itinerary

Set a Budget

Setting a budget for your trip is very important. It helps create a foundation for your Singapore itinerary and provides you with an understanding of what you want to do in Singapore. But before you settle on a number, there are some of the questions you must consider while planning your budget: 

  • How many people are travelling?
  • How many days do you want to spend in Singapore?
  • How many places in Singapore do you want to visit?
  • Transportation while flying to and from Singapore and while exploring Singapore?
  • What is the exchange rate?
  • Resort vs Hotel vs Hostel?
  • What is the ultimate goal of this holiday?

Do Your Research

Spend some time doing quality research about all that Singapore has to offer and which of those activities are you interested in doing. Research can help you filter out the options that do not interest you at all and/or are out of your spending capacity. It will also help you plan each day and sort out what activities you want to do and what places to visit on each day of your holiday. Your research for planning the Singapore trip should include things like things to do in Singapore, places to visit in Singapore, shopping opportunities, where and what to eat, accommodation options, whether to pre-book a bus ticket and train ticket and from where etc. 

Always Plan for Emergencies

Don’t you hate it when a sudden change of plan sends your entire itinerary out of toss? While planning your itinerary, always make sure you have an emergency plan in place. Such a buffer zone will help you be prepared and ready for any emergencies and change in plans. Your back-up plan or ‘plan B’ can be anything from medical emergencies to preponing or postponing your return date to switching up the places you are visiting or the activities you are indulging in. You will feel so much organised and calm if you factor in an emergency plan in your Singapore itinerary. 

Pre-book Transportation Tickets

To save yourself time and energy, pre-book all your train tickets and Singapore bus tickets. There are numerous websites and mobile apps available today that allow you to book your seat(s) depending on your travel dates. Some of these portals offer additional features too to make travelling a more organised and comfortable experience. You can also buy an MTR card and save yourself the trouble of purchasing individual tickets. When you book your bus ticket or train ticket online, you only need to produce an online ticket that is easily accessible on the mobile app. This system is also beneficial because reminders and notifications will ensure you don’t forget your travel dates and time. 


Planning and setting an itinerary is not as hard as it seems. But you have to start somewhere to make some progress and finally, go take that trip to Singapore. While spontaneity is great and works for some, it is always better to have an itinerary in place that can help provide a form and structure for your holiday in Singapore. But while planning your itinerary, remember the most important thing – to have fun! 

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