55 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

55 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Betsukai-cho
— 3 nights
2
Nakashibetsu-cho
— 3 nights
3
Rausu-cho
— 5 nights
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
5
Kiyosato-cho
— 3 nights
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
7
Abashiri
— 5 nights
8
Bihoro-cho
— 3 nights
9
Saroma-cho
— 3 nights
10
Monbetsu
— 3 nights
11
Nayoro
— 5 nights
12
Wakkanai
— 3 nights
13
Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-to
— 3 nights
14
Rebun-cho
— 3 nights
15
Asahikawa
— 5 nights

3
nights
Betsukai-cho

Betsukai-cho ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Pacific Ocean Seaside Line and Nemurokotohira Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Betsukai-cho: Hamanaka-cho (MG Road, Kiritappu Cape, &more), Cape Aikappu (in Akkeshi-cho) and Nemuro (Meiji Park, Cape Nosappu, &more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Betsukai-cho road trip tool.

Nemuro to Betsukai-cho is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Betsukai-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car 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:
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Notsuke Peninsula ©
Notsuke Peninsula
Ochiishi Cape ©
Ochiishi Cape
Kiritappu Wetland ©
Kiritappu Wetland

3
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Nakashibetsu-cho

Nakashibetsu-cho ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shibetsu Salmon Park and Kitanemuro Ranch Way. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nakashibetsu-cho: Sarurun Observation Deck (in Shibecha-cho) and Shibetsu-cho (Pogawa Historical Grassland, Salmon Road, &more).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nakashibetsu-cho travel route planner.

You can drive from Betsukai-cho to Nakashibetsu-cho in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Nakashibetsu-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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 ©
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Explore hidden gems such as Shiretoko National Park and Shiretoko Pass. When in Rausu-cho, make a side trip to see Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park in Ozora-cho, approximately Ozora-cho away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu, enjoy breathtaking views from Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck, take in the dramatic scenery at Seseki Fall, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rausu-cho road trip website.

Traveling by car from Nakashibetsu-cho to Rausu-cho takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rausu-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to 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
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Shari and Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center. Change things up with a short trip to Tsubetsu Toge Out Look in Tsubetsu-cho (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, admire the sheer force of Sandan no Taki Fall, explore the striking landscape at Godzilla Rock, and take in panoramic vistas at Yuhidai.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car 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
Mt. Shari ©
Mt. Shari
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

3
nights
Kiyosato-cho

Kiyosato-cho ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sakura Falls and Uchu Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kiyosato-cho online visit planner.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Kiyosato-cho in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for Teshikaga-cho on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Kiyosato-cho

Parks Nature 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Takimi Bridge and then admire the masterpieces at Shigechan Land. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, thentake in panoramic vistas at Kushiro Marsh Observatory, thentake in panoramic vistas at Hosooka Observation, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kiyosato-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes an hour. In October in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Notoro and Kando no Michi. Get out of town with these interesting Abashiri side-trips: Ozora-cho (Asahigaoka Viewing Platform, Asahigaoka Park, &more) and Koshimizu-cho (Koshimizu Primeval Garden Information Center HANA & Furetoi Observatory). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Abashiri Prison Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Okhotsk Emu Pasture, take in panoramic vistas at Tentozan Viewing Platform, and take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Abashiri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Abashiri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Abashiri are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride 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
Lake Notoro ©
Lake Notoro
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum

3
nights
Bihoro-cho

Bihoro-cho ©
Explore hidden gems such as Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge and Memanbetsu Airport Observation Deck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bihoro-cho: Rikubetsu-cho (Michi-no-Eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu & Ginga no Mori Astronomical Observatory), Tsubetsu-cho (Tsubetsu Toge Out Look & Chimikeppu Lake) and Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bihoro-cho trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Abashiri to Bihoro-cho takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Bihoro-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Saroma-cho.

Things to do in Bihoro-cho

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saroma-cho

Saroma-cho ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chacha World and Saroma Observation Deck. Explore Saroma-cho's surroundings by going to Yubetsu-cho (Kerochi Kotsu Park, Nakayubetsu Station Memorial Hall, &more), Oke Craft Center (in Oketo-cho) and Engaru-cho (Shirataki Geopark Visitor Center, Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, &more).

Plan my trip to Saroma-cho with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bihoro-cho to Saroma-cho in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Monbetsu.

Things to do in Saroma-cho

Parks Museums Outdoors

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

3
nights
Monbetsu

Monbetsu ©
Famed for the drift ice passing just off its coastline, Monbetsu makes for a perfect winter destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Mombetsu Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Konomai Mines Ruins, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okhotsk Tokkari Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Komuke Lake, thenexplore the world behind art at Komu, and finally admire the natural beauty at Omusaro Genseikaen.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monbetsu day trip site.

Traveling by car from Saroma-cho to Monbetsu takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saroma-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monbetsu, with lows of °F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for 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
Komuke Lake ©
Komuke Lake
Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido GIZA ©
Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido GIZA

5
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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torokko Okoku Bibuka and Michi-no-Eki Nayoro. Venture out of the city with trips to Shosanbetsu-mura (Shosanbetsu Astronomical Observatory & Misakidai Park), Haboro-cho (Kannonzaki Observation Deck, Takanosu Enchi, &more) and Tomamae-cho (Kiritachi Toge & Tomamae Shrine). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Shumarinai, see the interesting displays at Nayoro City Northland Museum, walk around Sun Pillar Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Viva Alpaca Farm.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nayoro tour planner.

You can drive from Monbetsu to Nayoro in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monbetsu in October, with highs in Nayoro at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Nayoro

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Haboro-cho, Shosanbetsu-mura, Bifuka-cho, Horokanai-cho, Shibetsu
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Shumarinai ©
Lake Shumarinai
Shosanbetsu Astronomical Observatory ©
Shosanbetsu Astronomical Observatory
Misakidai Park ©
Misakidai Park

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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 30th (Tue): trek along White Road, make a trip to Cape Soya Wind Farm, make a trip to Soya Misaki, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sarobetsu Primeval Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Otonrui Wind Power Factory, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Seto House.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wakkanai holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Nayoro to Wakkanai takes 3 hours. Traveling from Nayoro in October, you will find days in Wakkanai are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°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 Outdoors Trails

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 ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rishiri Island and Peshi Misaki Observatory. When in Rishirifuji-cho, make a side trip to see Jimmen Rock in Rishiri-cho, approximately Rishiri-cho away.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rishirifuji-cho day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Wakkanai to Rishirifuji-cho with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Rishirifuji-cho

Parks Nature Museums

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

3
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Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Sukoton Cape and Meno Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rebun-cho visit planning tool.

Getting from Rishirifuji-cho to Rebun-cho by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rebun-cho are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Rebun Island ©
Rebun Island
Sukoton Cape ©
Sukoton Cape
Sky cape
Sky cape

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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 Mikuni Pass. Venture out of the city with trips to Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Hinode Park (in Kamifurano-cho) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Sugatami no Ike Lake). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, make a trip to Panorama Road, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

Planning Asahikawa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rebun-cho to Asahikawa in 7 hours. November in Asahikawa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Higashikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Hinode Park
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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