11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nakafurano-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  13​h
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then take a stroll through Motomachi, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate online sightseeing planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Hakodate at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Asakusa Bridge & Otaru Canal), Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village (in Shiraoi-cho). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Moiwa.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sapporo road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Sapporo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Royce' Chocolate World, Jigokudani, Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

1
night
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Choei Lavender Farm, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, experience rural life at Tomita Melon House, then stop by Campana Rokkatei, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garden of Wind.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nakafurano-cho itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Nakafurano-cho takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sapporo in September, Nakafurano-cho is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Furano
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Garden of Wind ©
Garden of Wind

3
nights
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 23rd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, then experience rural life at Ueno Farm, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Asahi-dake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nakafurano-cho in September: highs in Asahikawa hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Hoppo Yasoen, Daisetsuzan, Kurodake, Asahi-dake
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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