34 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

34 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hakodate
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Haboro-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Asahikawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Abashiri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Rausu-cho
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: London

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hotokegaura and Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course. Get some cultural insight at Kyu Soma-tei and Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum. Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Onsen Resorts (in Mori-machi), Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Mutsu (Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple & Hiyamizu of Mt. Osore). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Onuma Lake, identify plant and animal life at Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats, snap pictures at Shichizai Bridge, and stroll around Moheji Hokutosei Plaza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip planner.

London, UK to Hakodate is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. April in Hakodate sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokuto, Mutsu, Nanae-cho, Onsen Resorts, Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake

5
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort and Kagaminuma. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art and Shu Ogawara Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art (in Iwanai-cho) and Yoichi-cho (Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya & Yoichi Fisheries Museum). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, take an in-depth tour of Arishima Memorial Center, and get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho online day trip planner.

Drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Yoichi-cho, Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art, Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort ©
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Otaru-shi General Museum and Fushimi Inari Shrine. The Hokkaido University Museum and Sapporo Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Otaru Wine Gallery, Tomioka Catholic Church, &more), Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Tomakomai Golf Resort 72 (in Tomakomai). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery, pause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church, walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Former Entomology Lab.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Haboro-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, Tomakomai Golf Resort 72
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

3
nights
Haboro-cho

Haboro-cho ©
Get in touch with nature at Teuri Island and Onko no Sho. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teuri Island Footpath and Tomamaecho Local History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Haboro-cho side-trips: Nayoro (Nayoro Park, Kitasubaru, &more), Tempokusen Shiryoshitsu (in Otoineppu-mura) and Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route (in Rumoi).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Haboro-cho trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sapporo to Haboro-cho by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Haboro-cho can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Haboro-cho

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nayoro, Tomamaecho Local History Museum, Tempokusen Shiryoshitsu, Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nayoro Park ©
Nayoro Park
Teuri Island ©
Teuri Island
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hokuchin Memorial Museum and Asahikawashi Museum. Popular historic sites such as Kamikawa Shrine and Biei Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Viva Alpaca Farm (in Kenbuchi-cho), Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Natural Hiking Route & Yukomanbetsu Swamp) and Kamifurano-cho (Mt. Furano & Onsen Resorts). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake and savor the flavors at Furano Budogaoka Park.

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Traveling by car from Haboro-cho to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kamifurano-cho, Furano Budogaoka Park, Kurodake, Biei Shrine
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Viva Alpaca Farm ©
Viva Alpaca Farm
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum

3
nights
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Let the collections at Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples and Moyoro Kaizuka-kan capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Shari and Raiun Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Abashiri: Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail (in Teshikaga-cho), Sakura Falls (in Kiyosato-cho) and Ozora-cho (Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park & Higashimokoto Nyurakukan). The adventure continues: get great views at Abashiri Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abashiri Shrine, explore the world behind art at Kita no Alp Art Museum, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Abashiri trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Abashiri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Asahikawa in May, Abashiri is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Ozora-cho, Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, Sakura Falls
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail ©
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples
Mt. Shari ©
Mt. Shari

4
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Visiting Narawara and Kamuiwakka Falls will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rausu Shrine and Shibetsu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rausu-cho: Shari-cho (Pereke River Shore Park, Shiretoko Beach, &more), Shibetsu Salmon Park (in Shibetsu-cho) and Nakashibetsu-cho (Hokkaido Yumeno-mori Park & Kitanemuro Ranch Way). The adventure continues: cruise along Shiretoko Highway, take in the natural beauty of Takimi no Yu, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io.

Find out how to plan Rausu-cho trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Abashiri to Rausu-cho in 2.5 hours. In May in Rausu-cho, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Shibetsu-cho, Nakashibetsu-cho, Mt. Io, Narawara
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Narawara ©
Narawara
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Highway ©
Shiretoko Highway

2
nights
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Makkari Onsen as well as Utasai Beech Forests. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Utasai Beech Forests, then relax and rejuvenate at Makkari Onsen, and then stroll around Ukimido Park. On the next day, browse the collection at Mizumi Reading House, get your bearings at Toyako Visitor Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, then contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Usu, and finally don't miss a visit to Toyako Gurutto Chokoku Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Toyako-cho route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rausu-cho to Toyako-cho. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Makkari Onsen, Indian Water Wheel Park, Zenkoji Temple, Mt. Usu, Utasai Beech Forests
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Toya Ranch ©
Lake Toya Ranch
Zenkoji Temple ©
Zenkoji Temple
Mt. Usu ©
Mt. Usu

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