11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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

1
night
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 20th (Fri): walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, then steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), and finally ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory and then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo travel planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide, take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, and then explore the activities along Shimamu Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Shakotan-cho takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Shakotan-cho can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

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

3
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shiretoko Peninsula and Kaminoko Pond. Get outdoors at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Narawara. Get out of town with these interesting Rausu-cho side-trips: Shibetsu Salmon Park (in Shibetsu-cho), Shari-cho (Road to Heaven & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Notsuke Peninsula (in Betsukai-cho).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rausu-cho trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shakotan-cho to Rausu-cho. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Rausu-cho, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Betsukai-cho, Shiretoko Peninsula, Kaminoko Pond, Shibetsu Salmon Park
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Notsuke Peninsula ©
Notsuke Peninsula

1
day
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nakajima Shrine.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rausu-cho to Noboribetsu. In September, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakajima Shrine
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappist Monasteries.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hakodate tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Onuma Park Walking Path, Trappist Monasteries
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

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