9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 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:  1​h 15​min
4
Nakafurano-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
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), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate online trip itinerary maker .

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in July: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 26°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rebun-cho.

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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape, then don't miss a visit to Sky cape, and then head off the coast to Rebun Island.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rebun-cho trip itinerary app .

Getting from Hakodate to Rebun-cho by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks Nature
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Asahi-dake and Campana Rokkatei. Explore Biei-cho's surroundings by going to Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Natural Hiking Route & Sugatami no Ike Lake), Asahikawa (Asahiyama Zoo, Ueno Farm, & more) and Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Patchwork no Michi and explore the activities along Blue Pond.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Biei-cho sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Rebun-cho to Biei-cho in 7.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rebun-cho in July: highs in Biei-cho hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Asahikawa, Roller Coaster Road, Campana Rokkatei
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi

1
night
Nakafurano-cho

Nakafurano-cho ©
Flower-viewing tourism draws flocks of visitors to Nakafurano-cho, a Hokkaido town famed for its many lavander fields.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Choei Lavender Farm, then admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and then walk around Hinode Park.

Before you visit Nakafurano-cho, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Nakafurano-cho in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nakafurano-cho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks

Side Trip

Hinode Park
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Choei Lavender Farm ©
Choei Lavender Farm
Hinode Park ©
Hinode Park

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 3rd (Sat): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and finally stroll around Odori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then take an in-depth tour of Hokkaidoritsy Bunshokan, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nakafurano-cho in August, Sapporo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) ©
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)
Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space ©

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