12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Chitose
— 1 day
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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Toyako-cho
— 1 night
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Muroran
— Few hours
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Noboribetsu
— Few hours
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Niseko-cho
— 1 night
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Otaru
— 2 nights
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Furano
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 3 nights

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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.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chitose is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chitose due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Chitose reach 1°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Hakodate.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate Morning Market, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Motomachi Catholic Church, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chitose to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chitose in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -3°C in Hakodate. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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night
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Lake Toya has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

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You can drive from Hakodate to Toyako-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Toyako-cho, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Muroran.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Lake Toya
4.3

few
hours
Muroran

Muroran ©
Muroran is a city and port located in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. You've now added Cape Chikyu to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Cape Chikyu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Muroran trip builder.

Traveling by car from Toyako-cho to Muroran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Muroran can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Noboribetsu.
Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Cape Chikyu
3.9

few
hours
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath as well as Jigokudani. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

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Noboribetsu is just a short distance from Muroran. In December in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rusutsu Resort Ski as well as Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza. On the 10th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Kutchan Natural History Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Niseko-cho day trip planner.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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nights
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.
You've added Rinyu Morning Market, Sankaku Market, Otaru Canal, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tengu.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Otaru online trip builder.

Drive from Niseko-cho to Otaru in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Niseko-cho in December, expect nights in Otaru to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
3.7
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Geologic Formation
Cape Kamui
4.6
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Aquarium
Otaru Aquarium
4.1

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night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Furano Marche. On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hokkaido Central Mark and then look for gifts at Furano Marche.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Furano trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Otaru to Furano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Otaru in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Furano, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Ski Area
Furano Ski Resort
4.3
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Furano Marche
3.3

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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.
Asahikawa Station has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Asahikawa Station
3.7

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nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nijo Market, Jozankei Onsen, Mt. Moiwa, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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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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Water Body
Moerenuma Park
4.4

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