8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Rebun-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Biei-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate sightseeing planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate. Traveling from Bangkok in July, expect Hakodate to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

1
day
Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Rebun Island, don't miss a visit to Sky cape, and then get great views at Sukoton Cape.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rebun-cho day trip website .

You can drive from Hakodate to Rebun-cho in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rebun-cho can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Nature Parks
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Rebun Island ©
Rebun Island
Sky cape
Sky cape
Sukoton Cape ©
Sukoton Cape

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patchwork no Michi and Asahidake Natural Hiking Route. Explore Biei-cho's surroundings by going to Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond, take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Shikisai no Oka, and cruise along Ken & Mary Tree.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Biei-cho itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Rebun-cho to Biei-cho in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Rebun-cho in July, you will find days in Biei-cho are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Roller Coaster Road
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then walk around Odori Park, and then steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Biei-cho in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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