10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Chitose
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Otaru
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore

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hours
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.
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, and then make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Hakodate: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.
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Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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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.
Sapporo is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Odori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Hakodate, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa travel route app .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sapporo in November: high temperatures in Asahikawa hover around 2°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chitose.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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Chitose

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, meet the residents at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, then examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World, then get your game on at Hello Kitty Happy Flight, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chitose trip planner .

Drive from Asahikawa to Chitose in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in November, you will find days in Chitose are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Otaru.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium ©
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium
Hello Kitty Happy Flight ©
Hello Kitty Happy Flight

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nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Otaru side-trips: Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho), Fukidashi Park (in Kyogoku-cho) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Otaru Canal, don't miss a visit to Okusawa Watersource Staircase Spillway Channel, steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, and look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

Plan trip to Otaru with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chitose to Otaru by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Otaru when traveling from Chitose in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Fukidashi Park
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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