11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​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.
On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip 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. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Hakodate at 21°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cruise along Road to Heaven, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Shari-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum, engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip planning site .

Getting from Shari-cho to Asahikawa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in June, Asahikawa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center

4
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.
Do your shopping at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Let the collections at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Karafuto Kankei Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, walk around Odori Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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