11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: London

2
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.
Step out of Hakodate to go to Nanae-cho and see Lake Konumako, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, and stroll around Goryokaku Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner .

London, UK to Hakodate is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Hakodate, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hakodate, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Konumako
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, stroll through Mt. Okura Observatory, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Asahidake Natural Hiking Route (in Higashikawa-cho), Kurodake (in Daisetsuzan National Park) and Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Sobakudai). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, stroll around Hoppo Yasoen, don't miss a visit to Kibana no Mori, and admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita.

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Take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Kurodake, Farm Tomita, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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