28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido travel planner

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Chitose
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
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Otaru
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Wakkanai
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Rebun-cho
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Rishiri-cho
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Asahikawa
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Chitose

— 2 nights
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the different shops at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chitose trip builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Chitose is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chitose. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Chitose

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Hakodate

— 4 nights

City of Lights

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.
Hakodate is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack, and make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hakodate trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Chitose to Hakodate by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Noboribetsu

— 3 nights
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noboribetsu: Sobetsu-cho (Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden & Showashinzan) and Silo Viewing Platform (in Toyako-cho). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and stop by Noboribetsu Dairy Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip planner.

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Otaru.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Otaru

— 3 nights

Town of Hills

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.
Step out of Otaru to go to Yoichi-cho and see Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, don't miss a visit to JR Otaru Station, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tengu.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Otaru holiday planner.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Otaru in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in June, Otaru is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Sapporo is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Jingu, and wander the streets of Susukino.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Wakkanai

— 2 nights

Wind Town

The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Inori No to Tower, don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki, and then pause for some photo ops at Nihon Saihokutan no Chi Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from 100th Year Memorial Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wakkanai City Noshappu Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Cape Noshappu, then make a trip to Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome, and finally stroll around Wakkanai Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wakkanai trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sapporo to Wakkanai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in June, Wakkanai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Rebun-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Shima no Hito Rebun Island Honten, then take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape, then don't miss a visit to Sky cape, and finally don't miss a visit to Todojima Obsevatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Takayama Botanical Garden, make a trip to Kita no Canaria Park, take a leisurely stroll along Kafuka Port Ferry Terminal, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Rebunto Onsen Usuyuki no Yu, then take in panoramic vistas at Momoiwa Observation Deck, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Momodai Nekodai Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rebun-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wakkanai to Rebun-cho takes 3 hours. June in Rebun-cho sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rishiri-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Rishiri-cho

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the activities along Kanro Spring Water, step off the mainland to explore Rishiri Island, then make a trip to Rishirito Natural Recreation Forest Hokuroku Camp Site, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Peshi Misaki Observatory. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Himenuma Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Otatomari Swamp, walk around Semposhi Misaki Park, then see the interesting displays at Rishiricho Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rishiri, and finally explore the activities along Reiho Yusui Springs.

You can plan Rishiri-cho trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Rebun-cho to Rishiri-cho takes 2 hours. June in Rishiri-cho sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Rishiri-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Asahikawa

— 4 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Ken & Mary Tree, Shirahige Falls, &more), Furano (Garden of Wind & Ningle Terrace) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Asahidake Ropeway). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, relax in the rural setting at Ueno Farm, and buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae.

Make your Asahikawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Rishiri-cho to Asahikawa in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Asahikawa when traveling from Rishiri-cho in June, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Chitose.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Chitose

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Ecorin Village and then revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chitose day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Chitose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Chitose, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.