13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Train:  30​min
5
Chitose
— 1 night
plane:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niseko-cho road trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Niseko-cho is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Niseko-cho. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Niseko-cho reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Onsen Resorts
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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take in the pleasant sights at Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hakodate vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu day trip site .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites
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Onibokora ©
Onibokora

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.
Shop till you drop at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Family-friendly places like Shiroi Koibito Park and Maruyama Zoo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in December: highs in Sapporo hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Chitose.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Baths
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

1
night
Chitose

Chitose
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
You've now added New Chitose Airport Onsen to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), meet the residents at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, then get your game on at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at New Chitose Airport Onsen.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chitose trip builder app .

Chitose is just a stone's throw from Sapporo. Traveling from Sapporo in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chitose, with lows around -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Museums Outdoors

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