15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
3
Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Furano
— 1 day
Train + Taxi:  1 h
5
Biei-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): try out the rides at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Bear Park, and then don't miss a visit to Enmado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip itinerary app.

Singapore, Singapore to Noboribetsu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Noboribetsu is 1 hour. In April, Noboribetsu is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo, steep yourself in history at Kyu Soma-tei, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Orthodox Church, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hakodate trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Hakodate sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Teshikaga-cho: Marchen no Oka (in Ozora-cho), Abashiri Prison Museum (in Abashiri) and Uramashu Observatory (in Kiyosato-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mashu, trek along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, and make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho vacation planning site.

Getting from Hakodate to Teshikaga-cho by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Teshikaga-cho are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bihoro-cho, Uramashu Observatory, Marchen no Oka, Abashiri Prison Museum
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

1
day
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Garden of Wind, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Furano itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Furano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Furano can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Garden of Wind ©
Garden of Wind

4
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Explore Biei-cho's surroundings by going to Higashikawa-cho (Susoaidaira, Sugatami no Ike Lake, &more), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Miyamatoge Art Park (in Kamifurano-cho). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, head outdoors with Ken & Mary Tree, cruise along Shirakaba Road, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine.

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You can drive from Sapporo to Biei-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in May, you will find days in Biei-cho are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Miyamatoge Art Park, Kurodake
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

2
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 8th (Fri), snap pictures at Asakusa Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, find something for the whole family at Otaru Denuki Koji, pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, then walk around Odori Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, then examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip planner.

Drive from Biei-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Biei-cho in May, you will find days in Sapporo are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Otaru
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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