11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Otaru
— 1 night
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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
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Toyako-cho
— 1 night
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Muroran
— 1 night
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
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Chitose
— 1 night

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo vacation builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo is 1 hour. Plan for cooler 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 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Must see
Odori Park
4.1
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Theme Park
Shiroi Koibito Park
3.8
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Historic Site
Sapporo Clock Tower
2.7

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), get outside with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, head outdoors with Inosawa Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kamuikotan.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip planner.

Drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums
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Lookout
Kamuikotan
3.6

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Otaru

Otaru ©

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Otaru Aquarium, look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, then contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Otaru trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Asahikawa to Otaru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Otaru are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
3.7
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Aquarium
Otaru Aquarium
4.1
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
3.9

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trot along with Dosanko Farm Hakodate, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate travel route planner.

Drive from Otaru to Hakodate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mount Hakodate
4.4
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower
4.2
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Landmark
Hachimanzaka
4.1

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma, then get out on two wheels at White Isle Niseko, and finally head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Niseko-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Niseko-cho takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
On the 11th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, ride a horse along Lake Toya Ranch, then contemplate the geological forces at Showashinzan, then visit Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toyako-cho online travel planner.

Drive from Niseko-cho to Toyako-cho in an hour. December in Toyako-cho sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Muroran.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Equestrian Trail
Lake Toya Ranch
4.7
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Water Body
Lake Toya
4.3

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Muroran

Muroran ©
Muroran is a city and port located in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Sokuryozan Observatory Deck, don't miss a visit to Cape Chikyu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nakajima Shrine, then walk around Hatchodaira Minami Park, and finally stroll around Kitakogane Kaizuka Historic Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Muroran trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Toyako-cho to Muroran takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Muroran

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Cape Chikyu
3.9

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu itinerary planner.

Noboribetsu is just a stone's throw from Muroran. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chitose.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
4.1
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Hot Spring
Oku no Yu
3.9

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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), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chitose road trip planning app.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Chitose in an hour. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chitose, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Lake Shikotsu
4.2

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