14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
train:  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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal, Tomioka Catholic Church, & more). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take a stroll through Susukino, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Sapporo reach 0°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train 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.
On the 17th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, then engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Asahikawa online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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 relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery.

Start your trip to Kutchan-cho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Kutchan-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Kutchan-cho are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko Outdoor Center, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Spas

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): observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then walk around Sengen Park. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma and then laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

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

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, then stroll around Goryokaku Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower. On the next day, wander the streets of Motomachi, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planning website .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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