10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Abashiri
— 1 night
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Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
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Tsurui-mura
— Few hours
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Kushiro
— 1 night
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Toyokoro-cho
— 1 night
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Obihiro
— 1 night
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Noboribetsu
— Few hours
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Chitose
— 1 night

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, find something for the whole family at Otaru Denuki Koji, then stroll through Otaru Canal, and finally contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line. On the next day, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, and then walk around Odori Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Sapporo at 0°C and lows at -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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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.
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Asahikawa trip itinerary app.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Abashiri tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Abashiri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Abashiri when traveling from Asahikawa in December, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Teshikaga-cho travel planner.

Traveling by car from Abashiri to Teshikaga-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. You'll set off for Tsurui-mura on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Tsurui-mura

Tsurui-mura ©
On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Onnenai Boardwalk, and then make a trip to Tsurumidai.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tsurui-mura trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Tsurui-mura in an hour. In December in Tsurui-mura, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kushiro.

Things to do in Tsurui-mura

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tsurumidai ©
Tsurumidai

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Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Akan International Crane Centre and then explore the activities along Akan Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kushiro trip maker site.

You can drive from Tsurui-mura to Kushiro in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Toyokoro-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Akan International Crane Centre ©
Akan International Crane Centre

1
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Toyokoro-cho

Toyokoro-cho ©
Plan my trip to Toyokoro-cho with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kushiro to Toyokoro-cho takes 2 hours. In December, Toyokoro-cho is a bit cooler than Kushiro - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Obihiro.

Things to do in Toyokoro-cho

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Yudonuma ©
Lake Yudonuma

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Obihiro

Obihiro
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Obihiro route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Toyokoro-cho to Obihiro takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toyokoro-cho in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Obihiro, with lows around -3°C. You'll set off for Noboribetsu on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Obihiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

few
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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu online route planner.

Traveling by car from Obihiro to Noboribetsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Obihiro 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chitose.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

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Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
On the 14th (Mon), play a few rounds at The North Country Golf Club.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chitose day trip planning site.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Chitose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chitose, with lows around -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chitose

Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The North Country Golf Club ©
The North Country Golf Club

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