10 days in Hakodate, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

10 days in Hakodate, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  11 h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by Motomachi, admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sotoshu Koryuji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Esan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, Hakodate is colder than Singapore - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Onuma Park Walking Path, Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

3
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Get a sense of the local culture at Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Arte Piazza Bibai. Step off the beaten path and head to Asahi-dake and Daisetsuzan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Furano: Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, &more), Onsen Resorts (in Kamifurano-cho) and Yukomanbetsu Swamp (in Higashikawa-cho). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Takikawa Maruka Kogen Auto Camp Site, fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, stroll around Furano Budogaoka Park, and contemplate the long history of Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Furano trip planning app.

Drive from Hakodate to Furano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in October; daily highs in Furano reach 14°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo, Arte Piazza Bibai
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route

4
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Visiting Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Shinsennuma and Sapporo Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Noboribetsu (Oyunuma & Katta Shrine) and White Isle Niseko (in Kutchan-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sapporo itinerary planner.

Drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in October, Sapporo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Mt. Yotei, White Isle Niseko, Shinsennuma
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

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