10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly + Train:  23​h 45​min
1
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Darwin

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Susoaidaira (in Higashikawa-cho), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Shirogane Blue Pond (in Biei-cho). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and see the interesting displays at Furabi.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Asahikawa travel planning website .

Darwin, Australia to Asahikawa is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. In March, Asahikawa is cooler than Darwin - with highs of 0°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Furano, Hokkaido, Shirogane Blue Pond, Farm Tomita, Daisetsuzan
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and stroll through Mt. Moiwa.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip tool .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park and then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in March: highs in Hakodate hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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