15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Sapporo
— 9 nights
2
Otaru
— 1 night
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
4
Noboribetsu
— 1 night

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sapporo Factory, Sapporo Beer Museum, Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and other attractions you added. Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Sapporo Breweries, Ltd. Hokkaido factory in Eniwa, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, don't miss a visit to Sapporo Asaichi, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sapporo, with lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sapporo Breweries, Ltd. Hokkaido factory, Lake Toya, Northern Horse Park
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building ©

1
night
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
You've now added Otaru Sakaimachi Street to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji, thensteep yourself in history at Former Motosaburo Kaneko Store, thenstop by Otaru Sakaimachi Street, and finally explore the activities along Otaru Canal.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Otaru online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Hakodate.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Theme Parks Nature
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Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Former Motosaburo Kaneko Store ©
Former Motosaburo Kaneko Store

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip builder tool.

Drive from Otaru to Hakodate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Jigokudani and New Chitose Airport Onsen. On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, thenstroll around Sengen Park, and finally test the waters at New Chitose Airport Onsen.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and 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. In July, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

New Chitose Airport Onsen
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Sengen Park ©
Sengen Park

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