19 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

19 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
3
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
4
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
5
Biei-cho
— 2 nights
6
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
7
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
8
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Otaru-shi General Museum and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Visit Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout, contemplate the long history of The Site of Nitobe Inozo Residence, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Sapporo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Sapporo. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, Sapporo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trappist Monasteries and Kyu Soma-tei. Popular historic sites such as Onuma Park Walking Path and Trappistine Monasteries are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakodate: Mount Hakodate (in Takashima) and Onuma Lake (in Nanae-cho). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Motomachi, test the waters at a local thermal spa, try your luck at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, and contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

Plan my day in Hakodate using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 18th (Sat), head outdoors with Niseko Hanazono Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Shinsennuma, and then explore the ancient world of Soga Hokuei Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei, stroll around Fukidashi Park, thenhit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kutchan-cho trip builder.

Drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Kutchan-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Shinsennuma, Mt. Yotei, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Fukidashi Park
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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Kamui Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Cape Kamui, thenkick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shakotan-cho vacation builder tool.

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

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

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Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, thencruise along Patchwork no Michi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Watanabe Clinic, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita Lavender East, cruise along Roller Coaster Road, thentake an in-depth tour of Asahikawashi Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Asahikawa Gojo Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Biei-cho online route planner.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Biei-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Asahikawa, Kamifurano-cho, Watanabe Clinic, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
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Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum

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Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Sugatami no Ike Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, look for all kinds of wild species at Yukomanbetsu Swamp, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thentake in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sounkyo Gorge. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Tengudaira Observation Deck, get engrossed in the history at Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Ukishima Shitsugen, and finally trek along Susoaidaira.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho trip maker website.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Kamikawa-cho in 2 hours. In July in Kamikawa-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Engaru-cho, Kurodake, Ukishima Shitsugen
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Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Sakura Falls. Get in touch with nature at Shiretoko Peninsula and Mt. Rausu. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Shiretoko Highway (in Rausu-cho) and Abashiri (Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Cape Notoro, &more). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kamikawa-cho in July: highs in Shari-cho hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Abashiri, Sakura Falls, Shiretoko Highway
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Toya, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, thenexplore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip planner.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Noboribetsu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

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