15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Hakodate
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Elm Forest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shinsennuma and Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Oyunuma (in Noboribetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's much more to do: walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip builder .

London, UK to Sapporo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Sapporo. Traveling from London in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Sapporo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal, Lake Toya, Shinsennuma
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Oshinkosin Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then cruise along Shiretoko Highway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shari-cho online attractions planner .

Getting from Sapporo to Shari-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sapporo in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Shari-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shiretoko Highway, Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

3
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Escape the urban bustle at Asahi-dake and Blue Pond. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Campana Rokkatei and Choei Lavender Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Patchwork no Michi (in Biei-cho), Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Asahiyama Zoo (in Asahikawa). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Mina-Mina Beach, take a memorable drive along Roller Coaster Road, and examine the collection at Furabi.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Furano trip website .

Drive from Shari-cho to Furano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In August in Furano, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Mina-Mina Beach, Asahiyama Zoo, Choei Lavender Farm
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Mina-Mina Beach ©
Mina-Mina Beach
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
On the 26th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Kamui, stroll through Shimamu Beach, and then make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shakotan-cho trip website .

You can drive from Furano to Shakotan-cho in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shakotan-cho when traveling from Furano in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Motomachi and Trappistine Monasteries. Get some cultural insight at Onuma Park Walking Path and Kyu Soma-tei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Onuma Lake (in Nanae-cho). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Esan, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate day trip planning site .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

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