8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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 16th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate holiday maker tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in October, expect Hakodate to be colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond, and then admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then cruise along Patchwork no Michi, and finally stroll around Hoppo Yasoen.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Asahikawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in October, expect nights in Asahikawa to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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.
Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo route planner .

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in October, expect Sapporo to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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