55 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

55 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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55 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Nemuro
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Betsukai-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Nakashibetsu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rausu-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kiyosato-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Abashiri
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Bihoro-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Saroma-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Monbetsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Nayoro
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Wakkanai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-to
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Rebun-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Asahikawa
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Sapporo

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nights
Betsukai-cho

Betsukai-cho ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiritappu Cape and Kotohira Shrine. Explore Betsukai-cho's surroundings by going to Nemuro (Meiji Park, Cape Nosappu, & more), Hamanaka-cho (North Pacific Ocean Seaside Line, MG Road, & more) and Cape Aikappu (in Akkeshi-cho).

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Betsukai-cho itinerary planning website .

Nemuro to Betsukai-cho is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September in Betsukai-cho, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nakashibetsu-cho.

Things to do in Betsukai-cho

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nemuro, Hamanaka-cho, Cape Aikappu
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Notsuke Peninsula ©
Notsuke Peninsula
Ochiishi Cape ©
Ochiishi Cape
Kiritappu Cape ©
Kiritappu Cape

3
nights
Nakashibetsu-cho

Nakashibetsu-cho ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yoroushi Onsen and Milk Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Nakashibetsu-cho: Shibetsu-cho (Shibetsu Salmon Park, Pogawa Historical Grassland, & more) and Sarurun Observation Deck (in Shibecha-cho).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nakashibetsu-cho travel tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Betsukai-cho to Nakashibetsu-cho. September in Nakashibetsu-cho sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Nakashibetsu-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shibetsu-cho, Sarurun Observation Deck
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Pogawa Historical Grassland ©
Pogawa Historical Grassland
Arakawa Hanga Museum ©
Arakawa Hanga Museum

5
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiretoko Pass and Shiretoko Peninsula. Step out of Rausu-cho with an excursion to Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park in Ozora-cho--about 2 hours away.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rausu-cho trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nakashibetsu-cho to Rausu-cho. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Shari-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center and Yuhidai. Change things up with a short trip to Tsubetsu Toge Out Look in Tsubetsu-cho (about 1h 50 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Raiun Shrine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho. In October, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kiyosato-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

Tsubetsu Toge Out Look
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Mt. Shari ©
Mt. Shari

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nights
Kiyosato-cho

Kiyosato-cho ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sakura Falls and Uchu Observation Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kiyosato-cho using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shari-cho to Kiyosato-cho. In October in Kiyosato-cho, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. You'll set off for Teshikaga-cho on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Kiyosato-cho

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sakura Falls ©
Sakura Falls
Uramashu Observatory ©
Uramashu Observatory

3
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Takimi Bridge and then admire the masterpieces at Shigechan Land. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, take in panoramic vistas at Kushiro Marsh Observatory, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hosooka Observation, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kiyosato-cho to Teshikaga-cho. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Abashiri.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kushiro, Hosooka Observation, Shigechan Land, Highland Koshimizu 725
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Hosooka Observation ©
Hosooka Observation
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory

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nights
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples and Kitahama Station. Get out of town with these interesting Abashiri side-trips: Koshimizu-cho (Koshimizu Primeval Garden Information Center HANA & Furetoi Observatory) and Ozora-cho (Asahigaoka Viewing Platform, Asahigaoka Park, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Abashiri Prison Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tentozan Viewing Platform, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Abashiri, and get great views at Abashiri Coast.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Abashiri trip builder website .

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Abashiri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Abashiri are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bihoro-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ozora-cho, Koshimizu-cho
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©

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nights
Bihoro-cho

Bihoro-cho ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park and Tsubetsu Toge Out Look. Explore Bihoro-cho's surroundings by going to Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho), Chimikeppu Lake (in Tsubetsu-cho) and Rikubetsu-cho (Michi-no-Eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu & Astronomical Observatory).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bihoro-cho road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Abashiri to Bihoro-cho. October in Bihoro-cho sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you're off toSaroma-cho.

Things to do in Bihoro-cho

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tsubetsu-cho, Rikubetsu-cho, Ozora-cho, Lake Onneto
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Onneto ©
Lake Onneto
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park ©
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park
Memanbetsu Airport Observation Deck ©

3
nights
Saroma-cho

Saroma-cho ©
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Saroma and Tulip Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saroma-cho: Oke Craft Center (in Oketo-cho), Engaru-cho (Chacha World, Shirataki Geopark Visitor Center, & more) and Yubetsu-cho (Kerochi Kotsu Park, Nakayubetsu Station Memorial Hall, & more).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saroma-cho planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bihoro-cho to Saroma-cho. In October, daytime highs in Saroma-cho are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Monbetsu.

Things to do in Saroma-cho

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engaru-cho, Yubetsu-cho, Oke Craft Center
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Saroma ©
Lake Saroma
Saroma Observation Deck ©
Saroma Observation Deck
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park ©
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park

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Monbetsu

Monbetsu ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Mombetsu Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Konomai Mines Ruins, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okhotsk Tokkari Center, explore the activities along Komuke Lake, then explore the world behind art at Komu, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Omusaro Genseikaen.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Monbetsu fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saroma-cho to Monbetsu. Traveling from Saroma-cho in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monbetsu, with lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nayoro.

Things to do in Monbetsu

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Takinoue-cho, Komu
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Okhotsk Tokkari Center ©
Okhotsk Tokkari Center
Shibazakura Takinoue Park ©
Shibazakura Takinoue Park
Okhotsk Tower ©
Okhotsk Tower

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nights
Nayoro

Nayoro ©
Nayoro is a city in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 28,373 and a population density of 53 persons per km2 (140 persons per sq. Step off the beaten path and head to Torokko Okoku Bibuka and Misakidai Park. Get out of town with these interesting Nayoro side-trips: Tomamae-cho (Kiritachi Toge & Tomamae Shrine), Haboro-cho (Kannonzaki Observation Deck, Takanosu Enchi, & more) and Shosanbetsu Astronomical Observatory (in Shosanbetsu-mura). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Viva Alpaca Farm, stroll through Sun Pillar Park, look and learn at Kitasubaru, and take in the waterfront activity at Lake Shumarinai.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nayoro trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Monbetsu to Nayoro with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Monbetsu in October: high temperatures in Nayoro hover around 48°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Nayoro

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Haboro-cho, Tomamae-cho, Shibetsu, Bifuka-cho, Uryu-gun
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Shumarinai ©
Lake Shumarinai
Misakidai Park ©
Misakidai Park
Sun Pillar Park ©
Sun Pillar Park

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nights
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along White Road, don't miss a visit to Cape Soya Wind Farm, don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki, then admire the natural beauty at Sarobetsu Primeval Garden, then make a trip to Otonrui Wind Power Factory, and finally steep yourself in history at Former Seto House.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wakkanai travel route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nayoro to Wakkanai. Traveling from Nayoro in October, you will find days in Wakkanai are a bit warmer (54°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rishirifuji-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarobetsu Primeval Garden, Otonrui Wind Power Factory
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Esandomarigyoko Park ©
Esandomarigyoko Park
Cape Soya Wind Farm ©
Cape Soya Wind Farm
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu

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Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-to

Rishirifuji-cho ©
Explore hidden gems such as Rishiri Island and Peshi Misaki Observatory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rishirifuji-cho road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Wakkanai to Rishirifuji-cho with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Rishirifuji-cho are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Rishirifuji-cho

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Rishiri-cho
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Rishiri Island ©
Rishiri Island
Mount Rishiri ©
Mount Rishiri
Yuhigaoka Observation Deck ©
Yuhigaoka Observation Deck

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Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sky cape and Momoiwa Observation Deck.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rebun-cho driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Rishirifuji-cho to Rebun-cho with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toAsahikawa.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Rebun Island ©
Rebun Island
Sky cape
Sky cape
Momoiwa Observation Deck ©
Momoiwa Observation Deck

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Kurodake and Panorama Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Sugatami no Ike Lake), Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Hinode Park (in Kamifurano-cho). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, and admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rebun-cho to Asahikawa. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Higashikawa-cho, Tokachi Mitsumata, Onsen Resorts
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo

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