28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip itinerary planner
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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
— 2 nights
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Toyako-cho
— 3 nights
Train
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Furano
— 3 nights
Train
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Abashiri
— 3 nights
Train
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Train
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Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nemuro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Obihiro
— 3 nights
Train
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Chitose
— 3 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Chitose — 2 nights

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 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Steiff Nature World and then see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chitose trip itinerary maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Chitose is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chitose is 17 hours. In August, daytime highs in Chitose are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll set off for Toyako-cho on the 7th (Sat).
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Toyako-cho — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toyako-cho: Cape Chikyu (in Muroran) and Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, Oku no Yu, &more).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Toyako-cho trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Chitose to Toyako-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Toyako-cho sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Furano.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Furano — 3 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.
On the 10th (Tue), do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Kanno Firm, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zerubunoka Atomunooka, and finally stop by Seven Stars Tree.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Furano day trip planner.

You can take a train from Toyako-cho to Furano in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Furano sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Abashiri.
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Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping
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Abashiri — 3 nights

A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Abashiri Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Abashiri Prison Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, get great views at Marchen no Oka, take in nature's colorful creations at Koshimizu Primeval Garden, then make a trip to Kitahama Station, and finally get great views at Abashiri Coast.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Abashiri day trip planning website.

Drive from Furano to Abashiri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Abashiri sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll set off for Shari-cho on the 16th (Mon).
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Shari-cho — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shari-cho: Rausu-cho (Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck & Shiretoko Highway). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, cruise along Shiretoko Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach.

Plan my day in Shari-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Abashiri to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Teshikaga-cho.
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Teshikaga-cho — 3 nights

A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Teshikaga-cho: Bihoro-cho (Bihorotoge Lookout & Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge), Nakashibetsu-cho (Yoroushi Onsen, Kaiyodai Observatory, &more) and Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, wander the wide-open spaces of Watanabe Experience Farm, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath, and make a trip to Kawayu Onsen Station.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho online travel route planner.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nemuro.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Nemuro — 3 nights

Nemuro is a city and port located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Nemuro side-trips: Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Peninsula Natural Flower Garden, Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center, &more) and Hamanaka-cho (Kiritappu Cape, Kiritappu Wetland Center, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Cape Nosappu, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Swan 44 Nemuro, examine the collection at Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie, and don't miss a visit to Higashi Nemuro Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nemuro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Nemuro takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Obihiro.
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Obihiro — 3 nights

Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nakasatsunai-mura (Nakasatsunai Museum & Rokka no Mori). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track, find something for the whole family at Hokkaido Tokachi Echology Park, don't miss a visit to Aikoku Station, and take in nature's colorful creations at Manabe Garden.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Obihiro day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nemuro to Obihiro takes 4 hours. In August in Obihiro, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Chitose.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Chitose — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Chitose side-trips: Hokutan Horonai Tanko Horonai Tateko Yagura (in Mikasa), Kobayashi Shuzo Brewery (in Kuriyama-cho) and Kan Yausda Sculpture Museum, Arte Piazza Bibai (in Bibai). Enjoy Chitose some more: settle in for a delightful tour with Northern Horse Park, relax in the rural setting at Ecorin Village, stroll around Aoba Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chitose vacation site.

You can drive from Obihiro to Chitose in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back 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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