20 days in Sapporo & Hakodate Itinerary

20 days in Sapporo & Hakodate Itinerary

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20 days in Sapporo & Hakodate Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 15 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

15
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Niseko Hanazono Resort, & more), Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, Jigokudani, & more) and Chitose (Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, Hello Kitty Happy Flight, & more). On the 17th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary builder .

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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Sapporo is colder than Singapore - with highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru, Kutchan-cho, Noboribetsu, Furano, Niseko-cho
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Motomachi, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally walk around Motomachi Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Yokohama Motomachi Park
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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