13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu. Take a break from the city and head to Otaru Canal and Mt. Moiwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Spas (in Kutchan-cho). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, walk around Odori Park, and trek along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Sapporo is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Spas, Jigokudani, Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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.
Shop till you drop at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Your inner history buff will appreciate Motomachi and Onuma Park Walking Path. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Orthodox Church, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama Motomachi Park, Onuma Park Walking Path
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
For shopping fun, head to Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building or Chitose Outlet Mall Rera. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royce' Chocolate World and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (The Site of Temiya Line, Sankaku Market, & more), Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho) and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima). Explore Sapporo further: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sapporo Factory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hakodate in December: highs in Sapporo hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru, Chitose, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
Highlights from your plan
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line

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