14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Shakotan-cho
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Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Nanae-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Furano
— 4 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Shakotan-cho

— 1 night
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Numasaki Landslide, take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shakotan-cho visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Shakotan-cho is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Shakotan-cho. While traveling from Toronto, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Shakotan-cho, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nanae-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Nanae-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hokkaido Konbukan, contemplate the waterfront views at Onuma Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, and finally stroll around Onuma Quasi-National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nanae-cho trip planner.

Getting from Shakotan-cho to Nanae-cho by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Nanae-cho, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Nanae-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Noboribetsu

— 2 nights
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally snap pictures at Hakucho Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cape Chikyu, take in panoramic vistas at Tokkarisho Lookout, take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, then get curious at Toyako Volcano Science Museum, and finally get all the information you need at Toya Mizunoeki.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary website.

Getting from Nanae-cho to Noboribetsu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature · Parks · Spas · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shari-cho

— 4 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Road to Heaven and Notsuke Peninsula. Get in touch with nature at Shiretoko Misaki and Kaminoko Pond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Kaiyodai Observatory (in Nakashibetsu-cho), Teshikaga-cho (Kawayu Onsen Station, Lake Kussharo, &more) and Shiretoko Highway (in Rausu-cho). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho road trip tool.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Furano

— 4 nights
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Explore hidden gems such as Campana Rokkatei and Taushubetsu River Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Daisetsuzan and Roller Coaster Road. Get out of town with these interesting Furano side-trips: Patchwork no Michi (in Biei-cho), Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Sugatami no Ike Lake) and Sounkyo Gorge (in Kamikawa-cho).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Furano trip planner.

Getting from Shari-cho to Furano by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Furano can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Furano

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.