8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 1 day
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
3
Nakafurano-cho
— 1 night
4
Asahikawa
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Hakodate is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Hakodate. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Hakodate: highs are around 26°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Jingu, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take an in-depth tour of Karafuto Kankei Museum, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally explore the activities along Otaru Canal.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

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night
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Choei Lavender Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then experience rural life at Tomita Melon House, and finally see the interesting displays at Goto Sumio Art Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakafurano-cho visit planner.

Drive from Sapporo to Nakafurano-cho in 2.5 hours. July in Nakafurano-cho sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Goto Sumio Art Museum
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Choei Lavender Farm ©
Choei Lavender Farm
Tomita Melon House ©
Tomita Melon House

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to Asahikawa Station, then admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally visit Seven Stars Tree. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, and then take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Nakafurano-cho in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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