11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then wander the streets of Motomachi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Birthplace of Yunokawa Hot Springs, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hakodate road trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 6th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu trip planner .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Biei-cho (Blue Pond, Patchwork no Michi, & more), Ningle Terrace (in Furano) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Daisetsuzan, Ningle Terrace
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Sapporo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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