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
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sapporo
— 5 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 17th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jitsugyo-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappist Monasteries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.John's Church Hakodate, then admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Onuma Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, then stop by Goryokaku Tower Shop, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Hakodate at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shakotan-cho itinerary planner.

Drive from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hakodate in December: highs in Shakotan-cho hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
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.
On the 20th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Misaki, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then cruise along Shiretoko Pass.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho travel planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Shakotan-cho to Shari-cho with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shakotan-cho in December since evenings lows in Shari-cho dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

5
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.
Get outdoors at Furano Ski Resort and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Bring the kids along to Campana Rokkatei and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Chitose (Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park & Royce' Chocolate World), Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho) and Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, take an in-depth tour of Noboribetsu Local Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Kita Ichijo Sapporo History Photo Gallery, and stroll around Fukidashi Park.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Furano, Chitose, Fukidashi Park, Shinsennuma
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Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

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