7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Pioneer Mother, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, take a stroll through Susukino, then get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sapporo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Sapporo is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 0°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) ©
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 12th (Thu), meet the residents at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip planner .

You can drive from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Asahikawa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

2
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 13th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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