16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kushiro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Notsuke-gun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nemuro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
7
Wakkanai
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Onuma Park Walking Path and Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples. Trappist Monasteries and Motomachi will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Motomachi Catholic Church, stroll through Motomachi Park, and steep yourself in history at Shichizai Bridge.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. 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 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trappist Monasteries, Motomachi Park, Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Noboribetsu Bear Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noboribetsu online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kushiro.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Muroran
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Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Cape Chikyu ©
Cape Chikyu

2
nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park, then identify plant and animal life at Akan International Crane Centre, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kushiro Marsh Observatory. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk and then identify plant and animal life at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kushiro online travel planner .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kushiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Kushiro, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Notsuke-gun.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary
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Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park ©
Akan International Crane Centre ©
Akan International Crane Centre

1
night
Notsuke-gun

Notsuke-gun ©
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Okuyukiusu Ekiteisho, look for all kinds of wild species at Narawara, and then identify plant and animal life at Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Notsuke-gun attractions planner .

Drive from Kushiro to Notsuke-gun in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Notsuke-gun can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nemuro.

Things to do in Notsuke-gun

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center ©
Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center
Narawara ©
Narawara

1
night
Nemuro

Nemuro ©
Nemuro is a city and port located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Northern Natural Flower Garden, then see the interesting displays at Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Cape Nosappu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Nemuro trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Notsuke-gun to Nemuro takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Nemuro are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Nemuro

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie ©
Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie
Northern Natural Flower Garden ©
Northern Natural Flower Garden
Kotohira Shrine ©
Kotohira Shrine

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Pass, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rausu-cho trip planner .

You can drive from Nemuro to Rausu-cho in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

1
night
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
On the 13th (Wed), get great views at Wakkanai Airport Observation Deck and then steep yourself in history at Former Seto House.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wakkanai trip itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Rausu-cho to Wakkanai with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Wakkanai can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Historic Sites
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Wakkanai Park ©
Wakkanai Park
Former Seto House ©
Former Seto House
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Odori Park, then ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then steep yourself in history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip planner .

Getting from Wakkanai to Sapporo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Wakkanai in June, Sapporo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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