14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Singapore

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.
Kids will enjoy Otaru Canal and Sapporo Clock Tower. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and get to know the resident critters at Maruyama Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Sapporo is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Sapporo at 0°C and lows at -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Maruyama Zoo ©
Maruyama Zoo
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, thenget curious at Asahikawa Science Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, thenadmire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho online holiday planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Kutchan-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Niseko Outdoor Center
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Spas
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden ©
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): try out the rides at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then stroll around Sengen Park. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

3
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, thentake in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Motomachi, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thendon't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate visit planning site.

Take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Hakodate sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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