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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Onuma Park Walking Path and The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. Trappist Monasteries and Dream Oma Railroad Arch Bridge - Memorial Raod will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakodate: Yagen River (in Mutsu), Sai-mura (Hotokegaura & Hotokegaura Parking) and Onuma Lake (in Nanae-cho). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi and make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate visit app .

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 when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Hakodate at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sai-mura, Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries, Dream Oma Railroad Arch Bridge - Memorial Raod, Yagen River
Highlights from your plan
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Hotokegaura Parking ©
Hotokegaura Parking

3
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get outdoors at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and Lake Toya. Take a break from Kutchan-cho with a short trip to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery in Yoichi-cho, about 52 minutes away. On the 16th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip planning website .

You can drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakodate in December, plan for slightly colder days in Kutchan-cho, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Lake Toya
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Shimamu Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Shakotan-cho takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get great views at Mt. Moiwa, hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo vacation maker site .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Shikotsu
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

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