14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

3
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 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then pause for some photo ops at Hokkaido Dai Ippo no Chi Monument, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Cha Cha Nobori Daisan-saka, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

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Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get much colder in Hakodate: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

1
night
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Boot Solutions Niseko and then stroll through Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ukimido Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Hakodate in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kutchan-cho: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ukimido Park, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
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Ukimido Park ©
Ukimido Park

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noboribetsu: Muroran (Cape Chikyu & Muroran Hachimangu Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Noboribetsu Bear Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Noboribetsu, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Muroran
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo and then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Asahikawa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and fly down the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Jigokudani
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Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel ©
Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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