18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Abashiri
— 1 night
foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
5
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Kamikawa-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Chitose
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​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.
You've now added New Chitose Airport Onsen to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at New Chitose Airport Onsen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Otaru Canal, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then examine the collection at Miyabe Kingo Memorial Building, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary builder app .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Sapporo is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Baths Spas

Side Trips

Chitose, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space ©
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Takimi no Yu, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then wander the streets of Utoro Onsen. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Road to Heaven, take in the dramatic scenery at Sandan no Taki Fall, and then stroll around Pereke River Shore Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Baths
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Road to Heaven ©
Road to Heaven
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen

1
night
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, then enjoy the sand and surf at Abashiri Coast, then explore the galleries of Moyoro Kaizuka-kan, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cape Notoro.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Abashiri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Abashiri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks Nature Museums
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Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma and then make a trip to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu road trip planner.

Getting from Abashiri to Noboribetsu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

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 19th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and then take a stroll through Motomachi. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Hakodate sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

3
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Sounkyo Gorge, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then admire the engineering at Taisetu Dam.

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You can drive from Hakodate to Kamikawa-cho in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hakodate in October, expect Kamikawa-cho to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 5°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chitose.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Trails
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Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge
Onsen Resorts
Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum ©
Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum

3
nights
Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitose Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, and then revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chitose vacation builder website .

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Chitose in 3 hours. In October in Chitose, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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Chitose Outlet Mall Rera ©
Chitose Outlet Mall Rera
Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu

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