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
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​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.
On the 15th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get little chillier in Hakodate: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

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

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, and then don't miss a visit to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Biei-cho (Blue Pond & Shikisai no Oka) and Ningle Terrace (in Furano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, and make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa trip planner .

Drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Farm Tomita, Ningle Terrace, Daisetsuzan
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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.
Family-friendly places like Shiroi Koibito Park and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and pause for some serene contemplation at Japan Evangelical Lutheran Sapporo Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo day trip planning website .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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