39 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

39 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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39 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Shakotan-gun
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Biei-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kamikawa-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Rausu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Noboribetsu
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Hakodate
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Otaru Canal and Mt. Okura Observatory. Do some cultural sightseeing at Susukino and Clock Tower (Tokei-dai). Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place in Kutchan-cho, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect Sapporo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Shakotan-gun.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

3
nights
Shakotan-gun

Shakotan-gun ©
Get in touch with nature at Shimamu Beach and Cape Kamui. Explore Shakotan-gun's surroundings by going to Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art (in Kyowa-cho), Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Asadaen Farm, & more) and Arai Memorial Art Museum (in Iwanai-cho).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shakotan-gun driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Shakotan-gun in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-gun

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Arai Memorial Art Museum, Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art, Setakamui Rock
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

4
nights
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.
Visiting Asahiyama Zoo and Shirahige Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake, Asahi-dake, & more) and Asahikawa Ramen Village (in Asahikawa). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Blue Pond, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind, take a memorable drive along Shirakaba Road, and get outside with Patchwork no Michi.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Biei-cho tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Shakotan-gun to Biei-cho takes 5 hours. Traveling from Shakotan-gun in August, plan for little chillier nights in Biei-cho, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Furano, Asahikawa, Farm Tomita
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Daisetsuzan and Sounkyo Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, take in panoramic vistas at Taisetsu Observatory, admire the engineering at Taisetu Dam, and make a trip to Sobakudai.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho trip site .

Getting from Biei-cho to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kamikawa-cho are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurodake
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge

4
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Escape the urban bustle at Shiretoko Beach and Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Rausu-cho: Shari-cho (Shiretoko Nature Center, Sandan no Taki Fall, & more).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rausu-cho sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Rausu-cho in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kamikawa-cho in August: highs in Rausu-cho hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

5
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Escape the urban bustle at Akan National Park and Lake Kussharo Sand Bath. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Teshikaga-cho: Abashiri (Abashiri Prison Museum & Lake Abashiri), Akan Lake (in Kushiro) and Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, don't miss a visit to Kawayu Onsen Station, stroll through Mokotoyama Lookout Parking Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Meakan-dake.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Teshikaga-cho trip planner .

Getting from Rausu-cho to Teshikaga-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Abashiri, Kaminoko Pond, Akan Lake, Bihorotoge Lookout
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond

5
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Jigokudani and Lake Toya. Get out of town with these interesting Noboribetsu side-trips: Lake Kuttara (in Shiraoi-cho), Rusutsu Resort (in Rusutsu-mura) and Muroran (Cape Chikyu & Denshin Beach). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onibokora, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take some stellar pictures from Usuzan Ropeway.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train from Teshikaga-cho to Noboribetsu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Muroran, Rusutsu Resort, Lake Toya, Showashinzan, Lake Kuttara
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Rusutsu Resort ©
Rusutsu Resort

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Goryokaku Park and The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. Get a sense of the local culture at Motomachi and Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples. Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Onuma Lake). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, pause for some photo ops at Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yukura Shrine, and bet on a winner at Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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