5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate day trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Hakodate reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, contemplate the long history of Former Entomology Lab, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Sapporo TV Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and then find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo day trip planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in December, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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