37 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

37 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Noboribetsu
— 4 nights
2
Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
3
Hakodate
— 5 nights
4
Sapporo
— 7 nights
5
Shari-cho
— 5 nights
6
Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
7
Asahikawa
— 4 nights

4
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noboribetsu: Sobetsu-cho (Usuzan Ropeway, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, &more), Muroran (Gimbyobu Observation Spot, Sokuryozan Observatory Deck, &more) and Toyako-cho (Lake Toya Ranch, 100th Anniversary Toyako Onsen Monument, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, get to know the resident critters at Noboribetsu Bear Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu itinerary tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Noboribetsu is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bratislava to Noboribetsu. Traveling from Bratislava in May, things will get a bit cooler in Noboribetsu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sobetsu-cho, Muroran, Toyako-cho, Lake Toya
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

5
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kutchan-cho: Hiyamizu Toge Karudera Viewing Platform (in Akaigawa-mura), Shakotan-cho (Cape Kamui, Cape Shakotan, &more) and Yoichi-cho (Fugoppe Cave, Asadaen Farm, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water, stroll around Fukidashi Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and tee off at Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kutchan-cho online vacation planner.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Kutchan-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Shakotan-cho, Makkari-mura, Niseko-cho, Niseko Annupuri
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

5
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 out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Nanae-cho (Onuma Lake, Onuma Park Walking Path, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip site.

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Hakodate sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Denuki Koji, Otaru Canal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Moerenuma Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Sapporo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

5
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Kiyosato-cho (Ippon no Michi & Uchu Observation Tower). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu, identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shari-cho itinerary planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Shari-cho, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Rausu-cho, Kiyosato-cho
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

4
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho), Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho) and Abashiri (Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, Abashiri Prison Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, explore the striking landscape of Akan-Mashu National Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho road trip planning website.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Teshikaga-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Abashiri, Hokkaido, Kaminoko Pond, Bihorotoge Lookout, Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park ©
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Higashikawa-cho (Nakadake Onsen, Asahi-dake, &more), Biei-cho (Patchwork no Michi, Biei Farm, &more) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, don't miss a visit to Kibana no Mori, take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Asahikawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Teshikaga-cho in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Furano, Hoppo Yasoen, Farm Tomita
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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