12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Kutchan-cho (Mishima's Shibazakura Garden & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Odori Park, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary planning app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sapporo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapporo is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August; daily highs in Sapporo reach 27°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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 enjoy Asahiyama Zoo and Campana Rokkatei. Venture out of the city with trips to Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake, Sugatami no Ike Lake, & more), Biei-cho (Blue Pond & Shikisai no Oka) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planner .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Daisetsuzan, Farm Tomita, Campana Rokkatei
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and then explore the activities along Lake Toya.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Noboribetsu road trip planning site .

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 August, Noboribetsu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
Hakodate is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, museums, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, wander the streets of Motomachi, and steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Hakodate are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Park ©
Hakodate Park
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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