12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip maker
Make it your trip
Fly
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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Hakodate — 3 nights

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.
Hakodate is known for sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate tour builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Hakodate at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Noboribetsu — 1 night

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip maker site.

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapporo.
Nature · Spas · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Sapporo — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To plan Sapporo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sapporo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Asahikawa — 2 nights

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 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, and then hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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.