14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Motomachi and Onuma Park Walking Path. Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Hokkaido Konbukan (in Nanae-cho) and Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate online itinerary maker .

Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get colder in Hakodate: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

2
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and then engage your brain at Toyako Volcano Science Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shinsennuma, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Niseko-cho holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hakodate to Niseko-cho. In December, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Toyako Volcano Science Museum, Onsen Resorts, Shinsennuma
Highlights from your plan
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Toyako Volcano Science Museum ©
Toyako Volcano Science Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, then look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, and then see the interesting displays at Furabi. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Roller Coaster Road, then take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Furano trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Niseko-cho to Furano. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Niseko-cho in December; daily highs in Furano reach -1°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kamifurano-cho, Biei-cho
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

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.
Get in touch with nature at Shiretoko Beach and Mt. Rausu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiretoko Peninsula and Shiretoko Highway. Step out of Shari-cho to go to Shibetsu-cho and see Shibetsu Salmon Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip builder website .

You can drive from Furano to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Shibetsu Salmon Park, Shiretoko Highway
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru-shi General Museum). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Sapporo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
Highlights from your plan
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

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