45 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

45 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip itinerary builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 7 nights
2
Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
3
Noboribetsu
— 5 nights
4
Furano
— 5 nights
5
Asahikawa
— 6 nights
6
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
7
Shari-cho
— 6 nights
8
Sapporo
— 8 nights

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Hakodate and Goryokaku Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Hakodate Nanae Snow Park, Lake Konumako, &more), Houkiji Temple (in Hokuto) and Matsumae Park (in Matsumae-cho). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Hakodate: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Mount Hakodate, Houkiji Temple, Matsumae Park
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park ©
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

5
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Kiroro Snow World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kutchan-cho: Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park (in Rusutsu-mura), Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho) and Cape Kamui (in Shakotan-cho). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort, sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, get outside with Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort, and walk around Fukidashi Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kutchan-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Hakodate in December, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Makkari-mura, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, Kiroro Snow World
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

5
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Attractions like Jigokudani and Lake Toya make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Tomakomai (Tarumaesan Shrine & Tomakomai City Science Center), Sobetsu-cho (Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden & Showashinzan) and Muroran (Cape Chikyu & Muroran Hachimangu Shrine). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, identify plant and animal life at Kiushito Wetland, don't miss a visit to Sendaihan Shiraoi Motojinya Museum, and take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma.

Find out how to plan Noboribetsu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Muroran, Tomakomai, Sobetsu-cho, Toyako Volcano Science Museum, Mount Horohoro
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

5
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Bring the kids along to Furano Ski Resort and Ningle Terrace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Furano: Shintoku-cho (Sahoro Resort Ski Place & Karikachi Kogen Eco Torokko), Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more) and Shikaoi-cho (Shikanoyu & Mt Hakuun). The adventure continues: make a splash at Mina-Mina Beach, hit the slopes at Kamoidake Kokusai Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Local Museum Yumetsumugi, and examine the collection at Furabi.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Furano trip builder.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Furano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, things will get little chillier in Furano: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Shintoku-cho, Shikaoi-cho, Shimukappu-mura, Utashinai
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Mina-Mina Beach ©
Mina-Mina Beach

6
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Asahiyama Zoo and Santa Present Park. Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho), Biei-cho (Parent & Child Tree (Biei-cho), Ken & Mary Tree, &more) and Uryunuma Moor (in Uryu-cho). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, fly down the slopes at Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area, get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, and don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Asahikawa route builder site.

You can drive from Furano to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahi-dake, Hoppo Yasoen, Asahikawa Airport Observation Deck, Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Sounkyo Gorge, hike along Susoaidaira, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Akadake Ginsendai, thentake in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, thenexplore the activities along Sugatami no Ike Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Midori, admire the sheer force of Ginga Falls, and then take an in-depth tour of Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamikawa-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Kamikawa-cho in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Asahikawa in January since evenings lows in Kamikawa-cho dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, Kurodake
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Abashiri Prison Museum and Akan-Mashu National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kiyosato-cho (Kaminoko Pond & Ippon no Michi) and Teshikaga-cho (Mt. Io, Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, &more). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, cruise along Road to Heaven, admire the masterpieces at Kita no Alp Art Museum, and admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho road trip tool.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in January, Shari-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido, Kiyosato-cho, Abashiri Prison Museum
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Otaru Canal and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Denuki Koji & Asakusa Bridge), Chitose (Lake Shikotsu & Onsen Resorts) and Hokkaido Greenland (in Iwamizawa). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, and get outside with Okurayama Lookout.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Sapporo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru, Chitose, Hokkaido Greenland
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

Similar Plans

8 days in Osaka & Hokkaido BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Hokkaido & Tokyo BY A USER FROM INDONESIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 7 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA December, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans