15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido visit planner
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Train to Bangkok, Fly to Sapporo
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
Drive
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Abashiri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsubetsu-cho
Drive
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Kushiro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chitose
— 1 night
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Sapporo — 2 nights

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 24th (Sun): stroll around Odori Park, don't miss a visit to Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, and finally take a stroll through Susukino. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, visit Nijo Market, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otaru Canal, then look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo route maker site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. In July, Sapporo is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Asahikawa — 2 nights

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, then see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, relax in the rural setting at Ueno Farm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Oyuki Morino Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa day trip site.

You can drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Biei-cho.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Biei-cho trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Biei-cho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in July, you will find days in Biei-cho are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Abashiri.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
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Abashiri — 2 nights

A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Abashiri trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Abashiri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Abashiri are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsubetsu-cho.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Tsubetsu-cho

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Tsubetsu Toge Out Look.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsubetsu-cho tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Abashiri to Tsubetsu-cho takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kushiro.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Kushiro — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk, then take an in-depth tour of Hokuto Ancient Ruin Museum, and finally stop by Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf Moo. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Kushiro Marsh Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakutosan Observatory, then snap pictures at Takimi Bridge, and finally take in the views from Nusamai Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kushiro itinerary planner.

Drive from Tsubetsu-cho to Kushiro in 2 hours. Traveling from Tsubetsu-cho in July, things will get a bit cooler in Kushiro: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noboribetsu.
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Noboribetsu — 2 nights

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu route builder website.

Getting from Kushiro to Noboribetsu by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In August in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chitose.
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Chitose — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Airport History Museum, get your game on at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, then pick up some local products at Michinoeki Utonaiko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Utonai, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chitose visit planner.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Chitose in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Chitose sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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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