21 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

21 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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21 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nakafurano-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Hakodate and Onuma Lake. When in Hakodate, make a side trip to see Onuma Park Walking Path in Nanae-cho, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hakodate, use our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in July, with highs in Hakodate at 26°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Denshin Beach and Itanki Beach. Get outdoors at Jigokudani and Noboribetsu Bear Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nakajima Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, and make a trip to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Muroran, Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

3
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Get in touch with nature at Akan-Mashu National Park and Kaminoko Pond. Take a break from Teshikaga-cho with a short trip to Sakura Falls in Kiyosato-cho, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Teshikaga-cho online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Teshikaga-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kiyosato-cho
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

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 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho day trip site .

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

3
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Asahiyama Zoo and Blue Pond. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurodake (in Daisetsuzan National Park), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Nakadake Onsen (in Higashikawa-cho). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Biei-cho online day trip planner .

Drive from Shari-cho to Biei-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Shari-cho in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Biei-cho: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Kurodake, Asahiyama Zoo
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond

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night
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, explore and take pictures at Tomita Melon House, and then admire the natural beauty at Choei Lavender Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nakafurano-cho road trip tool .

Getting from Biei-cho to Nakafurano-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Nakafurano-cho, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Choei Lavender Farm ©
Choei Lavender Farm
Tomita Melon House ©
Tomita Melon House

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shakotan-cho trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Shakotan-cho takes 4 hours. While traveling from Nakafurano-cho, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Shakotan-cho, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Beaches
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Otaru Canal and Moerenuma Park. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Asobeach Ishikari in Ishikari, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Mt. Okura Observatory, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sapporo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sapporo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Asobeach Ishikari, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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