11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Shakotan-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 6th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yafurai Tenmangu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, and finally steep yourself in history at Kyu Soma-tei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Onuma Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally stroll through Goryokaku Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate road trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get colder in Hakodate: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hokuto, Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu trip planner .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks Spas
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Escape the urban bustle at Shiretoko Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiretoko National Park and Shiretoko Highway. Get out of town with these interesting Rausu-cho side-trips: Shari-cho (Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, Sandan no Taki Fall, & more).

Before you visit Rausu-cho, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Noboribetsu to Rausu-cho. In October, daily temperatures in Rausu-cho can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Hokkaido
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

1
day
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shimamu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho driving holiday tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rausu-cho to Shakotan-cho. In October, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planning tool .

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Mt. Yotei
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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