27 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

27 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
2
Sapporo
— 4 nights
3
Yoichi-cho
— 2 nights
4
Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
5
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
6
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
7
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
8
Nakafurano-cho
— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Onuma Lake). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate online day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Hakodate is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in Hakodate to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Asakusa Bridge, Otaru Canal, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo day trip planning website.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Sapporo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

2
nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake, don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Ogon Misaki, thendon't miss a visit to Candle Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): experience rural life at Asadaen Farm, sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, steep yourself in history at Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, thenget engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yoichi-cho road trip planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Shakotan-cho
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Explore Noboribetsu's surroundings by going to Sobetsu-cho (Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden & Showashinzan), Cape Chikyu (in Muroran) and Toyako-cho (100th Anniversary Toyako Onsen Monument & Lake Toya Ranch). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Yoichi-cho to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Noboribetsu when traveling from Yoichi-cho in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sobetsu-cho, Toyako-cho, Cape Chikyu, Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

3
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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.
Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Kiyosato-cho (Sakura Falls & Uchu Observation Tower) and Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, Lake Mashu, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, make a trip to Oshinkosin Observation Deck, and explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Kiyosato-cho, Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Nakadake Onsen, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, explore the activities along Sugatami no Ike Lake, thenexplore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, thentrek along Susoaidaira, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Mt. Tomuraushi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Midori, and then take in breathtaking views at Sounkyo Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho day trip planning site.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Kamikawa-cho in 4 hours. Traveling from Shari-cho in July, expect nights in Kamikawa-cho to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Hokkaido
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Ropeway, Asahi-dake, &more), Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route (in Rumoi) and Patchwork no Michi (in Biei-cho). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa holiday maker website.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Kamikawa-cho, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Hoppo Yasoen, Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route, Patchwork no Michi
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake

5
nights
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakafurano-cho: Biei-cho (Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen, Shirahige Falls, &more), Shikaoi-cho (Mt Hakuun & Shikanoyu) and Onsen Resorts (in Kamifurano-cho). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, get outside with Uryunuma Moor, stop by Campana Rokkatei, and relax in the rural setting at Tomita Melon House.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nakafurano-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Nakafurano-cho takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Asahikawa, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Nakafurano-cho, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Shikaoi-cho, Kamifurano-cho, Uryunuma Moor
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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