27 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

27 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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27 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kushiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Asahikawa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Otaru
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 13th (Mon), stroll around Sengen Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noboribetsu Bear Park, take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, and finally don't miss a visit to Enmado.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Noboribetsu is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Noboribetsu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, Noboribetsu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kushiro.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

2
nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Akan Lake has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Kushiro Marsh Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Akan International Crane Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, and finally snap pictures at Takimi Bridge. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Nusamai Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Kushiro-Shitsugen National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kushiro visit app .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Kushiro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, Kushiro-Shitsugen National Park
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Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Kushiro-Shitsugen National Park ©
Kushiro-Shitsugen National Park
Akan International Crane Centre ©
Akan International Crane Centre

2
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Akan-Mashu National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get outside with Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akan-Mashu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Wakoto Natural Trail, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, then explore the activities along Lake Mashu, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Teshikaga-cho trip builder website .

You can drive from Kushiro to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Akan-Mashu National Park
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail ©
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Road to Heaven, take in the dramatic scenery at Sandan no Taki Fall, then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Misaki.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shari-cho road trip tool .

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Shirogane Blue Pond and Viva Alpaca Farm. Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Ken & Mary Tree, & more), Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake, Sugatami no Ike Lake, & more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa road trip planning tool .

Drive from Shari-cho to Asahikawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Asahikawa when traveling from Shari-cho in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Viva Alpaca Farm
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

3
nights
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.
On the 27th (Mon), get outside with Shimamu Beach, look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally find something for the whole family at Otaru Denuki Koji. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, take an in-depth tour of Yoichi Fisheries Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, then make a trip to JR Otaru Station, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Otaru online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Otaru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Otaru can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Shakotan-cho, Yoichi-cho
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Hakodate and Tachimachi Cape. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goryokaku Park and Onuma Park Walking Path. When in Hakodate, make a side trip to see Trappist Monasteries in Hokuto, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, get to know the fascinating history of Daimon Yokocho, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yafurai Tenmangu.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hakodate trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Otaru to Hakodate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hokuto, Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©

2
nights
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Toya. On the 2nd (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, then ride a horse along Lake Toya Ranch, then explore the galleries of Toyako Volcano Science Museum, and finally get impressive views of Showashinzan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abuta Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple, get answers to all your questions at Toya Mizunoeki, then hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort, then hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Toyako-cho online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Toyako-cho takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Toyako-cho are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Showashinzan, Rusutsu Resort, Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Zenkoji Temple, Niseko Village Ski Resort
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Lake Toya Ranch ©
Lake Toya Ranch

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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and finally identify plant and animal life at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, stroll around Odori Park, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then take an in-depth tour of Karafuto Kankei Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Toyako-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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