9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Canal & The Site of Temiya Line) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Kutchan-cho). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, don't miss a visit to Sapporo TV Tower, and get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sapporo attractions planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Sapporo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Sapporo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, things will get slightly colder in Sapporo: highs are around 74°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Otaru, River Rafting & Tubing
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, explore the activities along Blue Pond, and then head outdoors with Patchwork no Michi. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa tour planner.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Asahikawa to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Tours Trails
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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