60 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

60 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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60 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Hakodate
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Wakkanai
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Teshikaga-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Shari-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Rausu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Kushiro
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Asahikawa
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Sapporo
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  12​h
End: Boracay

5
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.
Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Houkiji Temple (in Hokuto) and Nanae-cho (Onuma Lake, Onuma Park Walking Path, & more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Hakodate is an approximately 16-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in November, expect Hakodate to be colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Hokuto
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

6
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Shakotan-cho (Cape Kamui & Shimamu Beach), Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Asadaen Farm, & more) and Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll around Fukidashi Park, and hit the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kutchan-cho visit planning site .

You can drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in November, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Niseko-cho, Shakotan-cho, Fukidashi Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

5
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noboribetsu: Onsen Resorts (in Chitose), Toyako-cho (Lake Toya Ranch & Toyako Visitor Center) and Sobetsu-cho (Usuzan Ropeway, Sobetsu Park, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, make a trip to Cape Chikyu, observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noboribetsu Bear Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip planner .

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Muroran, Sobetsu-cho, Toyako-cho, Tomakomai, Date
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

5
nights
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Wakkanai side-trips: Miyanodai Observation Tower (in Toyotomi-cho) and Esanuka Line (in Sarufutsu-mura). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki, take a memorable drive along Yuhigaoka Parking Area, hike along White Road, and head outdoors with Ororon Line.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wakkanai day trip planning site .

You can fly from Noboribetsu to Wakkanai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Noboribetsu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wakkanai, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Miyanodai Observation Tower, Esanuka Line
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
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Esanuka Line ©
Esanuka Line
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu
Cape Soya Wind Farm ©
Cape Soya Wind Farm

5
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Explore Teshikaga-cho's surroundings by going to Aurora Farm Village (in Shibecha-cho), Nakashibetsu-cho (Kitanemuro Ranch Way & Hokkaido Yumeno-mori Park) and Kiyosato-cho (Kaminoko Pond & Uramashu Observatory). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Akan-Mashu National Park, look and learn at Ginga no Mori Astronomical Observatory, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, and take in panoramic vistas at Bihorotoge Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho online attractions planner .

You can drive from Wakkanai to Teshikaga-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bihoro-cho, Kiyosato-cho, Nakashibetsu-cho, Kitami City Public Library, Aurora Farm Village
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

5
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Kiyosato-cho (Ippon no Michi & Uchu Observation Tower) and Abashiri (Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, Abashiri Prison Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the world behind art at Kita no Alp Art Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip maker site .

Drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. December in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri, Kiyosato-cho
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

4
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Explore Rausu-cho's surroundings by going to Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Peninsula Natural Flower Garden & Narawara).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rausu-cho trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shari-cho to Rausu-cho in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kushiro.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Betsukai-cho
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

6
nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
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: Meakan-dake (in Akan National Park), Hosooka Observation (in Kushiro-cho) and Hamanaka-cho (North Pacific Ocean Seaside Line & Kiritappu Cape). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Akan Lake, make a trip to Akachochin Yokocho, catch the contagious excitement of Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track, and experience rural life at Tsurui Dosanko Farm.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kushiro travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rausu-cho to Kushiro takes 3 hours. December in Kushiro sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamanaka-cho, Obihiro, Shibecha-cho, Tsurui-mura, Akkeshi Boyodai
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
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Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Hosooka Observation ©
Hosooka Observation

4
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.
Explore Kamikawa-cho's surroundings by going to Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho), Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center (in Engaru-cho) and Taushubetsu River Bridge (in Kamishihoro-cho). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, admire the engineering at Taisetu Dam, get outside with Mt.Tokachi, and take in the natural beauty of Shikanoyu.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho road trip planning website .

Getting from Kushiro to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Kushiro, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kamikawa-cho, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Shikaoi-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, Taushubetsu River Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Taushubetsu River Bridge ©
Taushubetsu River Bridge

6
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Blue Pond, & more), Furano (Furabi, Ningle Terrace, & more) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, stroll around Hoppo Yasoen, and take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

Plan a Asahikawa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in January, Asahikawa is a bit warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Higashikawa-cho, Shibetsu City Museum, Viva Alpaca Farm
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Shikotsu (in Chitose) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip maker site .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Otaru, Lake Shikotsu
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 16:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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