54 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

54 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 7 nights
2
Sapporo
— 14 nights
3
Yoichi-cho
— 3 nights
4
Niseko-cho
— 5 nights
5
Noboribetsu
— 5 nights
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 5 nights
7
Shari-cho
— 6 nights
8
Asahikawa
— 8 nights

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Motomachi and Hakodate Orthodox Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Goryokaku Park and Trappistine Monasteries. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakodate: Esashi-cho (Ubagami Daijingu Shrine, Old Nakamura Residence, &more), Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course & Onuma Park Walking Path) and Kaminokuni-cho (Kaminokunidate Remains - Remains of Katsuyamakan & Old Sasanami Family Residenc). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Hachiman Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Matsumae Castle, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate itinerary planning tool.

Sapporo to Hakodate is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hakodate are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Matsumae-cho, Esashi-cho, Nanae-cho, Kaminokuni-cho, Yafurai Tenmangu
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

14
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sapporo Clock Tower and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Asobeach Ishikari and Otaru Dream Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Tomioka Catholic Church, &more), Kitahiroshima Cycling Road (in Kitahiroshima) and Ishikari (Ishikari Benten Shrine & Ishikari Coastal Plants Conservation Center). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hakodate in April: highs in Sapporo hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Chitose, Tomakomai, Ishikari, Kuriyama-cho
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

3
nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya and Yoichi Fisheries Museum. Nishindenshukan Yamashime Banya and Rita Road will appeal to history buffs. Explore Yoichi-cho's surroundings by going to Tonden Farm Akaigawa Ranch (in Akaigawa-mura) and Shakotan-cho (Shimamu Beach, Cape Shakotan, &more).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yoichi-cho day trip app.

Drive from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yoichi-cho can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shakotan-cho, Tonden Farm Akaigawa Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

5
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shu Ogawara Museum of Art and Arishima Memorial Center. Get outdoors at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Rusutsu Resort Ski. Get out of town with these interesting Niseko-cho side-trips: Mt. Shiribetsudake (in Kimobetsu-cho), Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park (in Rusutsu-mura) and Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Niseko Annupuri, hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niseko-cho journey maker app.

Drive from Yoichi-cho to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yoichi-cho in May, Niseko-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Rusutsu-mura, Kiroro Snow World, Mt. Shiribetsudake, Niseko Annupuri
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

5
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zenkoji Temple and Muroran Hachimangu Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nakajima Shrine and Kitakogane Kaizuka Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noboribetsu: Sobetsu-cho (Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden & Showashinzan), Sendaihan Shiraoi Motojinya Museum (in Shiraoi-cho) and Tomakomai (Tarumae Garo, Tarumaesan Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuma Shrine, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Usu, and identify plant and animal life at Kiushito Wetland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip planning tool.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Date, Muroran, Tomakomai, Sobetsu-cho, Hokkaido
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Showashinzan
Showashinzan

5
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples and Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Akan-Mashu National Park and Abashiri Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Teshikaga-cho: Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho), Aurora Farm Village (in Shibecha-cho) and Hamanaka-cho (Lake Mochirippu, Kiritappu Wetland Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho trip site.

Fly from Noboribetsu to Teshikaga-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Teshikaga-cho can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Abashiri, Hamanaka-cho, Tsurui-mura, Hokkaido, Lake Onneto
Highlights from your plan
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail ©
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shiretoko Peninsula and Shiretoko National Park. Raiun Shrine and Old Sulfur Mining Site will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Shibetsu Salmon Park (in Shibetsu-cho), Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway, Onsen Resorts, &more) and Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Peninsula, Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Ippon no Michi, enjoy breathtaking views from Uchu Observation Tower, and make a trip to Shiretoko Misaki.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rausu-cho, Kiyosato-cho, Betsukai-cho, Hokkaido, Shibetsu Salmon Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

8
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.
Visiting Shirogane Blue Pond and Daisetsuzan will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Furabi and Biei Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Akabira (Zurisan Stairs, Akabira City Coal Mine Heritage Guidance Facility, &more), Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake, Sugatami no Ike Lake, &more) and Bibai (Arte Piazza Bibai & Old Mitsui Bibai Dai 2 Kosentanjo). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Viva Alpaca Farm, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kunimare Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Aibetsu Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Asahikawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Shari-cho in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Furano, Biei-cho, Akabira, Kamikawa-cho
Highlights from your plan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

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