40 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

40 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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40 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kushiro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Rausu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Shari-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Asahikawa
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Sapporo
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Onuma Lake). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

Plan my trip to Hakodate with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

4
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noboribetsu: Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho), Onsen Resorts (in Chitose) and Toyako-cho (Lake Toya Ranch & Mt. Usu Funka Memorial Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiraginu no Toko, find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. November in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kushiro.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Toyako-cho, Muroran, Onsen Resorts, Lake Toya, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

4
nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kushiro: Tsurui Dosanko Farm (in Tsurui-mura), Meakan-dake (in Akan National Park) and Hamanaka-cho (North Pacific Ocean Seaside Line & Kiritappu Cape). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk, take in the views from Takimi Bridge, and go for a walk through Akkeshi Boyodai.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kushiro day trip planning site .

Getting from Noboribetsu to Kushiro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in November, plan for little chillier nights in Kushiro, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hamanaka-cho, Tsurui-mura, Hosooka Observation, Akkeshi Boyodai, Sarurun Observation Deck
Highlights from your plan
Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Tsurui Dosanko Farm ©
Tsurui Dosanko Farm
Hosooka Observation ©
Hosooka Observation

4
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rausu-cho: Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Peninsula Natural Flower Garden, Narawara, & more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rausu-cho vacation tool .

Getting from Kushiro to Rausu-cho by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Rausu-cho, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Betsukai-cho
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Lake Rausu ©
Lake Rausu

5
nights
Shari-cho

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Abashiri (Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum & Abashiri Prison Museum) and Ippon no Michi (in Kiyosato-cho). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, stroll around Pereke River Shore Park, admire the masterpieces at Kita no Alp Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Misaki.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho journey app .

Drive from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri, Ippon no Michi
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

4
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Teshikaga-cho: Nakashibetsu-cho (Kitanemuro Ranch Way, Hokkaido Yumeno-mori Park, & more), Bihoro-cho (Bihorotoge Lookout & Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge) and Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akan-Mashu National Park, take in panoramic vistas at Mashu Third Observatory, ride a horse along Kawayu Park Ranch, and wander the wide-open spaces of Watanabe Experience Farm.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Teshikaga-cho are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakashibetsu-cho, Bihoro-cho, Kaminoko Pond, Akan-Mashu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

4
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamikawa-cho: Taushubetsu River Bridge (in Kamishihoro-cho), Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Engaru-cho (Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center & Yamabiko Falls). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, head outdoors with Mt. Tomuraushi, see human ingenuity at work at Taisetu Dam, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Shikanoyu.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Kamikawa-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Teshikaga-cho in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Kamikawa-cho, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Engaru-cho, Shikaoi-cho, Taushubetsu River Bridge, Sugatami no Ike Lake
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Onsen Resorts
Taushubetsu River Bridge ©
Taushubetsu River Bridge

4
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Furano (Furabi & Ningle Terrace), Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Biei-cho (Blue Pond, Shikisai no Oka, & more). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, walk around Hoppo Yasoen, take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden.

Make your Asahikawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 2°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Uryunuma Moor, Roller Coaster Road, Asahi-dake
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Asakusa Bridge, Otaru Canal, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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