7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Abashiri
— 1 night
Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Bangkok

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and finally admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo driving holiday tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sapporo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Sapporo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Sapporo is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites
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The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, and then head outdoors with Shiretoko Highway.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shari-cho trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sapporo in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shari-cho, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shiretoko Peninsula, Shiretoko Highway
Highlights from your plan
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

1
night
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Cape Notoro, take an in-depth tour of Moyoro Kaizuka-kan, see the interesting displays at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, and finally get great views at Abashiri Coast.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abashiri route builder website .

You can drive from Shari-cho to Abashiri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. July in Abashiri sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Abashiri

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, and finally see the interesting displays at Hokkaido Konbukan.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hakodate online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Abashiri to Hakodate takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
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Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate

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