22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16 h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nakafurano-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Yoichi-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Lake Konumako). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, visit Motomachi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to Hakodate is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Hakodate, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noboribetsu: Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho), Shiraginu no Toko (in Date) and Cape Chikyu (in Muroran). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and take in panoramic vistas at Hiyoriyama Viewing Platform.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu holiday builder app.

Getting from Hakodate to Noboribetsu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Muroran, Lake Toya Ranch, Lake Toya, Shiraginu no Toko, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

3
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Rausu-cho (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Rusa Field House), Teshikaga-cho (Mt. Io, Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, &more) and Sakura Falls (in Kiyosato-cho). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shari-cho driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido, Rausu-cho, Sakura Falls
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Mt. Midori), Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Ropeway, Asahi-dake, &more) and Patchwork no Michi (in Biei-cho). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, and walk around Hoppo Yasoen.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Asahikawa online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Shari-cho to Asahikawa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In September in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Nakafurano-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Patchwork no Michi, Hoppo Yasoen, Kurodake
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake

2
nights
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 14th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, relax in the rural setting at Tomita Melon House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, then walk around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen, and finally make a trip to Ningle Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): stop by Campana Rokkatei, admire the natural beauty at Choei Lavender Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nakafurano-cho trip planning website.

Getting from Asahikawa to Nakafurano-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Asahikawa in September, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Nakafurano-cho. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Nakafurano-cho

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

2
nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, then contemplate the long history of Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, and finally experience rural life at Asadaen Farm. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake, take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, then stop by Yoichi Smoked Foods Shop NAMPO, then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yoichi-cho day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nakafurano-cho to Yoichi-cho takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nakafurano-cho in September since evenings lows in Yoichi-cho dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Shakotan-cho
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

5
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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Otaru Denuki Koji, Otaru Canal, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, and don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yoichi-cho to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. September in Sapporo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Otaru
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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