54 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

54 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 7 nights
2
Sapporo
— 14 nights
3
Yoichi-cho
— 3 nights
4
Niseko-cho
— 5 nights
5
Noboribetsu
— 5 nights
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 5 nights
7
Shari-cho
— 6 nights
8
Asahikawa
— 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Motomachi and Onuma Park Walking Path. Get a sense of the local culture at Goryokaku Park and Ishizaki Jinushi Kai Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakodate: Esashi-cho (Ubagami Daijingu Shrine, Old Nakamura Residence, &more), Kaminokuni-cho (Kaminokunidate Remains - Remains of Katsuyamakan & Old Sasanami Family Residenc) and Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course (in Nanae-cho). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, explore the historical opulence of Matsumae Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary builder site.

Sapporo to Hakodate is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. April in Hakodate sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsumae-cho, Esashi-cho, Kaminokuni-cho, Nanae-cho, Yafurai Tenmangu
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

14
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Asobeach Ishikari and Otaru Dream Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Kitahiroshima Cycling Road (in Kitahiroshima), Ishikari (Ishikari Benten Shrine & Ishikari Coastal Plants Conservation Center) and Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Tomioka Catholic Church, &more). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hakodate in April: highs in Sapporo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Chitose, Tomakomai, Yubari, Ishikari
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

3
nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya and Yoichi Fisheries Museum. Nishindenshukan Yamashime Banya and Rita Road will appeal to history buffs. Explore Yoichi-cho's surroundings by going to Tonden Farm Akaigawa Ranch (in Akaigawa-mura) and Shakotan-cho (Shimamu Beach, Cape Shakotan, &more).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yoichi-cho day trip app.

Drive from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yoichi-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shakotan-cho, Tonden Farm Akaigawa Ranch
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

5
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shu Ogawara Museum of Art and Arishima Memorial Center. Get outdoors at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Kiroro Snow World. Get out of town with these interesting Niseko-cho side-trips: Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho), Mt. Shiribetsudake (in Kimobetsu-cho) and Rusutsu-mura (Rusutsu Resort Ski & Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, fly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, and explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niseko-cho online journey maker.

You can drive from Yoichi-cho to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yoichi-cho in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Niseko-cho, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Rusutsu-mura, Mt. Shiribetsudake, Kiroro Snow World, Niseko Annupuri
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zenkoji Temple and Katta Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muroran Hachimangu Shrine and Tomakomai City Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noboribetsu: Muroran (Denshin Beach & Nakajima Shrine), Sendaihan Shiraoi Motojinya Museum (in Shiraoi-cho) and Tomakomai (Tarumae Garo & Tarumaesan Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Usu, and try to win big at Monbetsu Horse Tracks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu itinerary planner.

Drive from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Date, Muroran, Tomakomai, Sobetsu-cho, Hokkaido
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Showashinzan
Showashinzan

5
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples and Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Abashiri Coast and Lake Onneto. Change things up with these side-trips from Teshikaga-cho: Aurora Farm Village (in Shibecha-cho), Tsurui-mura (Otowa Bridge, Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, &more) and Hamanaka-cho (Lake Mochirippu, Kiritappu Wetland Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Akan-Mashu National Park, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, and hike along Ponpon Trail.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho trip site.

Fly from Noboribetsu to Teshikaga-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Teshikaga-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Abashiri, Hamanaka-cho, Tsurui-mura, Hokkaido, Lake Onneto
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail ©
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shiretoko Peninsula and Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center. Raiun Shrine and Old Sulfur Mining Site will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Shibetsu Salmon Park (in Shibetsu-cho), Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Peninsula & Narawara) and Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway, Onsen Resorts, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Kashuni Falls, see the interesting displays at Shiretoko Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Misaki.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rausu-cho, Kiyosato-cho, Betsukai-cho, Hokkaido, Shibetsu Salmon Park
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

8
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.
Visiting Shirogane Blue Pond and Daisetsuzan will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Furabi and Arte Piazza Bibai. Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Akabira (Zurisan Stairs, Akabira City Coal Mine Heritage Guidance Facility, &more), Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake, Sugatami no Ike Lake, &more) and Old Mitsui Bibai Dai 2 Kosentanjo (in Bibai). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Kunimare Brewery, take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, and get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Asahikawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Shari-cho in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Furano, Akabira, Biei-cho, Mashike-cho
Find places to stay May 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

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