14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nakafurano-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Sydney

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 27th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, walk around Goryokaku Park, take a stroll through Motomachi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, and finally stroll through Dosanko Farm Hakodate.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hakodate is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Hakodate, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hakodate: highs are around 28°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 29th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Chikyu.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip planner .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Lake Toya, Cape Chikyu
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

1
night
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
On the 31st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Choei Lavender Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then relax in the rural setting at Tomita Melon House, then look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, and finally don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nakafurano-cho trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Noboribetsu to Nakafurano-cho in 3 hours. August in Nakafurano-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Furano
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Choei Lavender Farm ©
Choei Lavender Farm

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.
Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsu Kogen Swamp & Daisetsuzan) and Biei-cho (Patchwork no Michi, Shirogane Blue Pond, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, head outdoors with Mt.Tokachi, and make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nakafurano-cho in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Hokkaido, Hoppo Yasoen, Asahi-dake
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Asakusa Bridge, Otaru Canal, & more) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner.

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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