28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
— 2 nights
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Toyako-cho
— 3 nights
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Furano
— 3 nights
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Abashiri
— 3 nights
Train
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Train
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Teshikaga-cho
— 3 nights
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Nemuro
— 3 nights
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Obihiro
— 3 nights
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Chitose
— 3 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Chitose

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Steiff Nature World and then see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chitose trip itinerary maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Chitose is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chitose is 17 hours. In August, daytime highs in Chitose are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Chitose

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Toyako-cho

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toyako-cho: Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, Oku no Yu, &more), Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho) and Cape Chikyu (in Muroran).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Toyako-cho trip maker site.

Take a train from Chitose to Toyako-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Toyako-cho are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Furano.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Furano

— 3 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.
On the 10th (Tue), do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Kanno Firm, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zerubunoka Atomunooka, and finally stop by Seven Stars Tree.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Furano day trip planner.

You can take a train from Toyako-cho to Furano in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Furano sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Abashiri.

Things to do in Furano

Parks · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri

— 3 nights
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): head outdoors with Abashiri Lakeside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Abashiri Prison Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, get great views at Marchen no Oka, take in nature's colorful creations at Koshimizu Primeval Garden, then make a trip to Kitahama Station, and finally get great views at Abashiri Coast.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Abashiri day trip planning website.

Drive from Furano to Abashiri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Abashiri sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Shari-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shari-cho: Rausu-cho (Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck & Shiretoko Highway). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall, head outdoors with Road to Heaven, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shari-cho using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abashiri to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho

— 3 nights
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Teshikaga-cho: Nakashibetsu-cho (Yoroushi Onsen, Kaiyodai Observatory, &more), Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho) and Bihoro-cho (Bihorotoge Lookout & Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, wander the wide-open spaces of Watanabe Experience Farm, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath, and make a trip to Kawayu Onsen Station.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho online travel route planner.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nemuro.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Nemuro

— 3 nights
Nemuro is a city and port located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Nemuro side-trips: Hamanaka-cho (Kiritappu Cape, Kiritappu Wetland Center, &more) and Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Peninsula Natural Flower Garden, Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Cape Nosappu, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Swan 44 Nemuro, examine the collection at Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie, and don't miss a visit to Higashi Nemuro Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nemuro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Nemuro takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Obihiro.

Things to do in Nemuro

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Obihiro

— 3 nights
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nakasatsunai-mura (Nakasatsunai Museum & Rokka no Mori). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track, find something for the whole family at Hokkaido Tokachi Echology Park, stop by Tokachimura, and take in nature's colorful creations at Manabe Garden.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Obihiro day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nemuro to Obihiro takes 4 hours. In August in Obihiro, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Chitose.

Things to do in Obihiro

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chitose

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Chitose side-trips: Hokutan Horonai Tanko Horonai Tateko Yagura (in Mikasa), Kobayashi Shuzo Brewery (in Kuriyama-cho) and Kan Yausda Sculpture Museum, Arte Piazza Bibai (in Bibai). Enjoy Chitose some more: stop by Northern Horse Park, relax in the rural setting at Ecorin Village, explore the engaging exhibits at Steiff Discovery Walk, and examine the collection at Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Chitose trip itinerary site.

Drive from Obihiro to Chitose in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.