Special thanks to Amanda for replying my first-timer post earlier. :)
After much thoughts and research, here's what's been roughly planned. As it's first time to Hokkaido for both of us, we are trying to plan perfectly for our trip so that we won't miss out must-see places!
Our trip is from 6 Oct 2007 - 17Oct 2007 (autumn)
What is the temperature range in Celsius?
6 Oct - flight from SG to Hakodate via Osaka
Hakodate - i read somewhere that its better to travel from south to north during this period. is this true? Itinerary includes Asaichi morning market, Mt. Hakodate night viewing, Motomachi (is this a must-see?) , Russian Orthodox church. Plan to stay 3 nights here. Pls suggest affordable accomodation.
10 Oct - Lake Toya or Lake Onuma (heard its 20min by express train from Hakodate - is this true? ) Itinerary include Noboribetsu - Hell valley - which one is more worth it to stay overnight with onsen? Kindly advise budget accomodation . staying 1 nite here.
11/12 Oct - travel up to Sapporo, Itinerary includes Susukino nightlife (famous for ramen?? which shop recommended?) , odori park, sapporo brewery, Ainu museum, Tokeidai clock tower, tanuki Koji shopping centre (other recommended good shopping malls ? - not branded goods) - plan to stay 3 nites here.
13 Oct - Otaru day trip - is it true that its famous for sushi & sashimi here?? Other recommendations for eating place? where to eat fresh kani or seafood ?
14 Oct - Furano /Asahikawa/Daisetsuzan National Park with waterfalls - pls recommend whether should go to these places or give a miss? is 1 day trip enough? any local tour recommendation where i can book online?
15-17 Oct -fly from Sapporo to Osaka. OSaka stay 2 nites before heading home!
**15-17 Oct is adjustable. we can just stay one nite in osaka if required.
** where can i find good Soba and ramen ?
All tips and suggestions are welcome.
Thanks very much for your help !!