7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakodate travel planner .

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. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Hakodate to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in October, you will find days in Sapporo are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa trip planner.

Take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in October, things will get slightly colder in Asahikawa: highs are around 10°C and lows about 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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