12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
4
Hakodate
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Sapporo at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building ©

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Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Ningle Terrace (in Furano), Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa vacation tool.

Drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sapporo in October, with highs in Asahikawa at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Ningle Terrace, Daisetsuzan, Asahi-dake, Farm Tomita
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, thenexplore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, thenfind something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in October: highs in Noboribetsu hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, thenvisit Motomachi, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, pause for some photo ops at Akai Kutsu no Shojo Statue, appreciate the history behind Monument of Former Site of Hakodate Station, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thendon't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hakodate vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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