30 days in Beijing, Hokkaido & Tokyo Itinerary

30 days in Beijing, Hokkaido & Tokyo Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Hakodate, Japan
— 13 nights
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Rishirifuji-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Higashikawa-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Teshikaga-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Shari-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights

3
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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Temple of Heaven and Bell and Drum Towers will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Palace Museum and Tian'anmen. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai), don't miss a visit to Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), stroll around Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan), and look for all kinds of wild species at Qinglongxia Scenic Resort.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing journey planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Beijing to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven
Tian'anmen ©
Tian'anmen

13
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Hakodate, Japan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Motomachi and Goryokaku Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tappizaki Cape and Stairs National Highway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Onuma Lake, Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course, &more), Seikan Tunnel Museum (in Sotogahama-machi) and Higashidori-mura (Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats & Shiriyazaki). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple, admire the masterpieces at Hakodate Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Kaiyomaru, and don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Beijing to Hakodate by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Beijing in September, you will find days in Hakodate are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rishirifuji-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Esashi-cho, Sotogahama-machi, Mutsu, Higashidori-mura
Highlights from your plan
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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Rishirifuji-cho, Japan

Rishirifuji-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Minamihama Wetland, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Pon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanro Spring Water, and finally don't miss a visit to Rishirito Natural Recreation Forest Hokuroku Camp Site. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Rishiri Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Peshi Misaki Observatory, and then explore the activities along Ponshimori Beach.

Find out how to plan Rishirifuji-cho trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hakodate to Rishirifuji-cho. Traveling from Hakodate in September, expect nights in Rishirifuji-cho to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Higashikawa-cho.

Things to do in Rishirifuji-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rishiri Island
Highlights from your plan
Rishiri Island ©
Rishiri Island

2
nights
Higashikawa-cho, Japan

Higashikawa-cho ©
On the 18th (Tue), explore the activities along Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, and then make a trip to Ice Pavilion. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Yukomanbetsu Swamp, contemplate the waterfront views at Sugatami no Ike Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Higashikawa-cho online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rishirifuji-cho to Higashikawa-cho. Traveling from Rishirifuji-cho in September, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Higashikawa-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Higashikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ice Pavilion, Kurodake
Highlights from your plan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Yukomanbetsu Swamp ©
Yukomanbetsu Swamp
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route

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Teshikaga-cho, Japan

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): trek along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, then get outside with Wakoto Natural Trail, then examine the collection at Taiho Sumo Memorial Museum, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akan-Mashu National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Higashikawa-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 5.5 hours. September in Teshikaga-cho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Akan-Mashu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kussharo Sand Bath ©
Lake Kussharo Sand Bath
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail ©
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park

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Shari-cho, Japan

Shari-cho ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Road to Heaven, see the interesting displays at Shiretoko Museum, then stroll around Pereke River Shore Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shari.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Road to Heaven ©
Road to Heaven
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Samurai Museum and Senso-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Hakone Shisseikaen (in Hakone-machi) and Showa Kinen Park (in Tachikawa). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ueno District, stop by Akihabara, make a trip to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shari-cho in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Hakone Shisseikaen, Showa Kinen Park
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Shisseikaen ©
Hakone Shisseikaen
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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