32 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

32 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido route planner

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Chitose
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
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Matsumae-cho
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Wakkanai
— 1 night
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Rishirifuji-cho
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Rebun-cho
— 2 nights
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Wakkanai
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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Kamikawa-cho
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Abashiri
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Kushiro-cho
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Furano
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido Ramen Dojo and Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium. On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Hokkaido Ramen Dojo. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chitose travel route planner.

Tokyo to Chitose is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Chitose at 74°F and lows at 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Noboribetsu

— 2 nights
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jigokudani as well as Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip builder site.

Getting from Chitose to Noboribetsu by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. August in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Toyako-cho

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Toya as well as Toyako Volcano Science Museum. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Toyako Volcano Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Toya.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Toyako-cho trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Noboribetsu to Toyako-cho in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Hakodate

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Goryokaku Park, Mt. Hakodate Observatory and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory and then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate tour app.

Traveling by train from Toyako-cho to Hakodate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Hakodate are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matsumae-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Matsumae-cho

— 2 nights
Matsumae-cho is a town located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Matsumae Park, Hodoji and Matsumae Castle. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hodoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Matsumae Castle and then let little ones run wild at Matsumae Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Matsumae-cho day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Matsumae-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Matsumae-cho, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 68°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Matsumae-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Sapporo

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Former Hokkaido Government Office Building as well as The Hokkaido University Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Matsumae-cho to Sapporo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Wakkanai

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Noshappu. On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Cape Noshappu.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wakkanai trip maker.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Wakkanai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in August, Wakkanai is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rishirifuji-cho.
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Rishirifuji-cho

— 1 night
Mount Rishiri has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rishiri.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rishirifuji-cho trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Wakkanai to Rishirifuji-cho in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Rishirifuji-cho

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Rebun-cho

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Momoiwa Observation Deck as well as Sukoton Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape and then enjoy breathtaking views from Momoiwa Observation Deck.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rebun-cho planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Rishirifuji-cho to Rebun-cho in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Rebun-cho, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wakkanai.
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Wakkanai

— 1 night

Wind Town

Plan a trip to Wakkanai easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Rebun-cho to Wakkanai in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Asahikawa

— 2 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've now added Asahiyama Zoo to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa travel route site.

You can take a train from Wakkanai to Asahikawa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Wakkanai in August, Asahikawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Kamikawa-cho

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daisetsuzan as well as Daisetsuzan Sounkyo - Kurodake Ropeway. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go from sight to sight with Daisetsuzan Sounkyo - Kurodake Ropeway and then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kamikawa-cho trip simple and quick.

Take a bus from Asahikawa to Kamikawa-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Asahikawa in August, plan for little chillier nights in Kamikawa-cho, with lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Abashiri.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Transportation · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Abashiri

— 2 nights
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Abashiri sightseeing website.

You can take a train from Kamikawa-cho to Abashiri in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Abashiri, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kushiro-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Kushiro-cho

— 2 nights
You've now added Kushiroshitsugen National Park to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kushiroshitsugen National Park.

Make your Kushiro-cho itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Abashiri to Kushiro-cho in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Furano.

Things to do in Kushiro-cho

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Furano

— 3 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Campana Rokkatei, Garden of Wind, Glass Forest in FURANO, and other attractions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Furano online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kushiro-cho to Furano in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Otaru.

Things to do in Furano

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Canal and Shukutsu Panorama Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Otaru road trip website.

Traveling by train from Furano to Otaru takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Otaru. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

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.

Rishiri-to travel guide

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Observation Decks · Bodies of Water · Islands