13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
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Otaru
— 1 night
Drive
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Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Furano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive
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Chitose
— 2 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Chitose

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.
For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chitose online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Chitose is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Chitose hover around 12°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Otaru.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Otaru — 1 night

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 Asahi Observation Platform as well as Otarunai Lake. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, don't miss a visit to Asahi Observation Platform, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otaru Canal, and finally get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Otaru trip builder website.

Getting from Chitose to Otaru by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chitose in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Otaru, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Niseko-cho.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Niseko-cho — 1 night

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), visit Kanrosui.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Niseko-cho attractions planner.

You can drive from Otaru to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Otaru in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Niseko-cho, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hakodate.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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Hakodate — 2 nights

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 Cape Esan Lighthouse, Sakuragaoka St. and Mt. Hakodate Observatory. On the 19th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower and then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory, then take in the pleasant sights at Sakuragaoka St., and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hakodate journey tool.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Hakodate in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hakodate are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Noboribetsu.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

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 Noboribetsu Gateway Cente as well as Jigokudani. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu holiday website.

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Furano.
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Furano — 2 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 day by day itinerary now includes Farm Tomita. On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Ningle Terrace. On the next day, head outdoors with Furano Ski Resort, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Wind, then visit Goro's Stone House, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Furano vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Furano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 1 night

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 Mt. Moiwa as well as Houheikyou Dam. On the 25th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa and then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Furano to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Furano in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Chitose.
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Chitose — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Tarumae as well as Eniwa Valley. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu and then don't miss a visit to Hokkaido Ramen Dojo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chitose sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Chitose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sapporo in April since evenings lows in Chitose dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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