40 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

40 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Asahikawa
— 5 nights
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Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
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Rausu-cho
— 4 nights
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Teshikaga-cho
— 5 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
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Yoichi-cho
— 3 nights
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Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
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Hakodate
— 6 nights

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal, Former Otaru Mujin Bldg, &more) and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima). There's much more to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, wander the streets of Susukino, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and walk around Odori Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 6°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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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: Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Furano (Ningle Terrace, Garden of Wind, &more) and Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, cruise along Shujitsu no Oka, see the interesting displays at Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum, and find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in November; daily highs in Asahikawa reach 2°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kamikawa-cho: Taihei Highland Ranchs (in Engaru-cho) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake, Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, don't miss a visit to Sobakudai, see human ingenuity at work at Taisetu Dam, and see the interesting displays at Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Kamikawa-cho in 1.5 hours. In November in Kamikawa-cho, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake

4
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Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Explore Rausu-cho's surroundings by going to Shari-cho (Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, Shiretoko Misaki, &more). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Shiretoko National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake and identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rausu-cho itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Rausu-cho in 5 hours. December in Rausu-cho sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

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Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Teshikaga-cho: Abashiri (Lake Abashiri, Abashiri Coast, &more), Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho) and Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Akan-Mashu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, walk around Suigo Park, take some stellar pictures from Tawadaira, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Teshikaga-cho trip planning website.

Getting from Rausu-cho to Teshikaga-cho by car takes about 2 hours. December in Teshikaga-cho sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Noboribetsu side-trips: Showashinzan (in Sobetsu-cho), Lake Kuttara (in Shiraoi-cho) and Cape Chikyu (in Muroran). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katta Shrine, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noboribetsu Bear Park, and try out the rides at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu journey builder app.

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Noboribetsu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Noboribetsu when traveling from Teshikaga-cho in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Yoichi-cho: Kamoenai-mura (Sai no Kawara & Japanese Folk Toy Museum Doshinkan) and Shakotan-cho (Shimamu Beach, Cape Kamui, &more).

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yoichi-cho trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Yoichi-cho takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, expect nights in Yoichi-cho to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore Kutchan-cho's surroundings by going to Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho), Okubo Jinnojo Monument (in Toyako-cho) and Rusutsu-mura (Rusutsu Resort Ski & Boshi Statue). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Toya, don't miss a visit to Flower Parking, admire the masterpieces at Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kutchan Catholic Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kutchan-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Yoichi-cho to Kutchan-cho in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kutchan-cho can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout (in Hokuto), Esashi-cho (Esashi Oiwake Kaikan / Esashi Dashi Kaikan, Old Nakamura Residence, &more) and Nanae-cho (Akamatsu Highway & Onuma Park Walking Path). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hachimanzaka, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and wander the streets of Motomachi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Hakodate sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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