10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 0°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

1
night
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 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, and then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 8th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, expect nights in Noboribetsu to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

1
night
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 9th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Niseko Outdoor Center and then fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho tour app .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in December: highs in Kutchan-cho hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Niseko Outdoor Center
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2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

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

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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