16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido tour planner

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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Sapporo

— 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

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 (Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru Canal, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Moiwa, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

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Bangkok, Thailand to Sapporo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sapporo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Sapporo reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Asahikawa

— 2 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, stroll through Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahiyama Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, cruise along Patchwork no Michi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, then get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Teshikaga-cho

— 2 nights
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 8th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu First Observatory, explore the activities along Lake Mashu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mashu, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Kawayu Onsen Kawayu Kosyu Yokujyo, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Akan-Mashu National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Teshikaga-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Noboribetsu

— 1 night
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll around Sengen Park, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Noboribetsu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Nature

Kutchan-cho

— 3 nights
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho), Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura) and Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort). The adventure continues: stroll through Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei, head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Niseko Goshiki Onsenkyo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in April: highs in Kutchan-cho hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hakodate

— 3 nights

City of Lights

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hakodate trip app.

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

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.