13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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

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 (Otaru Canal & Asakusa Bridge). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 6°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Blue Pond & Shikisai no Oka), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sapporo in November, with highs in Asahikawa at 2°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahi-dake, Farm Tomita, Daisetsuzan, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shiraginu no Toko (in Date), Lake Toya Ranch (in Toyako-cho) and Sobetsu-cho (Sobetsu Park & Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, explore the activities along Lake Toya, don't miss a visit to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Asahikawa in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sobetsu-cho, Lake Toya, Shiraginu no Toko, Cape Chikyu, Lake Toya Ranch
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

Before you visit Hakodate, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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