9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to King Abdulaziz International Airport

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Sapporo

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (The Site of Temiya Line, Otaru Canal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Odori Park, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sapporo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jeddah in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Asahikawa

— 3 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho), Biei-cho (Zerubunoka Atomunooka, Shirahige Falls, &more) and Nakafurano-cho (Farm Tomita, Tomita Melon House, &more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, and find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.