60 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

60 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido sightseeing planner

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Noboribetsu
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Noboribetsu
— 4 nights
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Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Wakkanai
— 6 nights
Drive
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Abashiri
— 4 nights
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Shari-cho
— 6 nights
Drive
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Teshikaga-cho
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kushiro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 9 nights
Fly
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Hakodate
— 6 nights
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Noboribetsu

— 4 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 (Usuzan Ropeway, Sobetsu Park, &more), Muroran (Tokkarisho Lookout, Cape Chikyu, &more) and Toyako-cho (100th Anniversary Toyako Onsen Monument, Toyako Volcano Science Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu vacation maker app.

Bhubaneswar, India to Noboribetsu is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Bhubaneswar to Noboribetsu. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bhubaneswar in May: high temperatures in Noboribetsu hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Kutchan-cho

— 4 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho), Yoichi-cho (Kakizaki Shoten, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, &more) and Shakotan-cho (Shakotan Peninsula, Numasaki Landslide, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water, admire the local landmark of Yoteino Wakimizu, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and get out on two wheels at White Isle Niseko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kutchan-cho, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Asahikawa

— 7 nights
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: Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, &more), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan, Akadake Ginsendai, &more) and Higashikawa-cho (Susoaidaira, Asahi-dake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, stroll around Hoppo Yasoen, and don't miss a visit to Kibana no Mori.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa attractions planning app.

Drive from Kutchan-cho to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Asahikawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:

Wakkanai

— 6 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.
Explore Wakkanai's surroundings by going to Sarufutsu-mura (Lake Poro, Kamuito Swamp, &more), Veneer Nature Flower Garden (in Hamatonbetsu-cho) and Toyotomi-cho (Miyanodai Observation Tower & Sarobetsu Marsh Center). There's much more to do: make a trip to Soya Misaki, take a memorable drive along Ororon Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), and head outdoors with Soya Hill Periglacial Landforms.

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Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Wakkanai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wakkanai when traveling from Asahikawa in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Abashiri

— 4 nights
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Abashiri side-trips: Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (in Ozora-cho), Lake Saroma (in Saroma-cho) and Yubetsu-cho (Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park & Tonden History Museum). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Abashiri Prison Museum, cruise along Kando no Michi, explore the landscape on two wheels at Okhotsk Cycling Road, and look for all kinds of wild species at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Abashiri trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Wakkanai to Abashiri in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Shari-cho

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shari-cho: Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway & Rausu Seaport) and Kiyosato-cho (Uchu Observation Tower & Ippon no Michi). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls.

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You can drive from Abashiri to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Teshikaga-cho

— 5 nights
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Teshikaga-cho: Koshimizu Pass (in Koshimizu-cho), Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho) and Nakashibetsu-cho (Hokkaido Yumeno-mori Park, Kaiyodai Observatory, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Aurora Farm Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mashu, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akan-Mashu National Park.

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You can drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Teshikaga-cho sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kushiro.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Kushiro

— 6 nights
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kushiro: Tsurui Dosanko Farm (in Tsurui-mura), Hamanaka-cho (Biwase Observatory, Azechi no Misaki, &more) and Hosooka Observation (in Kushiro-cho). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, take in the views from Nusamai Bridge, steep yourself in history at Kushiro Itsukushima Shrine, and get to know the resident critters at Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kushiro trip planner.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Kushiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

Sapporo

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Otaru Canal, &more) and Ebetsu (Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm & Nopporo Tondenheioku). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, explore the activities along Moerenuma Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Moiwa.

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Getting from Kushiro to Sapporo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Kushiro in June, Sapporo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 9:

Hakodate

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan (in Fukushima-cho), Matsumae-cho (Matsumae Park & Matsumae Castle) and Houkiji Temple (in Hokuto). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hakodate travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

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.