44 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

44 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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44 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kushiro
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rausu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Shari-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Kamikawa-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Asahikawa
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Sapporo
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: Johor Bahru

5
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.
Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Onuma Quasi-National Park, Onuma Park Walking Path, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip planner.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Johor Bahru in November, things will get colder in Hakodate: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

4
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kutchan-cho: Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort), Shakotan-cho (Shimamu Beach & Cape Kamui) and Yoichi-cho (Asadaen Farm & Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, walk around Fukidashi Park, get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kutchan-cho trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in November, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are slightly colder (6°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Shakotan-cho, Yoichi-cho, Fukidashi Park
Highlights from your plan
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

4
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noboribetsu: Lake Toya Ranch (in Toyako-cho), Sobetsu-cho (Sobetsu Park, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, & more) and Date (Zenkoji Temple & Shiraginu no Toko). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, make a trip to Tarumaesan Shrine, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Noboribetsu sightseeing website .

You can drive from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kushiro.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sobetsu-cho, Date, Muroran, Tomakomai, Lake Toya Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamanaka-cho (North Pacific Ocean Seaside Line & Kiritappu Cape), Meakan-dake (in Akan National Park) and Tsurui-mura (Tsurui Dosanko Farm & Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, head off the coast to Churui island, and take in panoramic vistas at Sarurun Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kushiro trip planning tool .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kushiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kushiro, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tsurui-mura, Obihiro, Shibecha-cho, Akkeshi-cho, Hamanaka-cho
Highlights from your plan
Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Hosooka Observation ©
Hosooka Observation

3
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rausu-cho: Betsukai-cho (Narawara & Notsuke Peninsula Natural Flower Garden).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rausu-cho trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kushiro to Rausu-cho in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rausu-cho can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Betsukai-cho
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

4
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.
Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Abashiri (Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, Abashiri Prison Museum, & more) and Ippon no Michi (in Kiyosato-cho). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, explore the world behind art at Kita no Alp Art Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shari, and admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho trip maker .

Getting from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri, Ippon no Michi
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

4
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Get out of town with these interesting Teshikaga-cho side-trips: Kitanemuro Ranch Way (in Nakashibetsu-cho), Aurora Farm Village (in Shibecha-cho) and Ginga no Mori Astronomical Observatory (in Rikubetsu-cho). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Akan-Mashu National Park, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, enjoy breathtaking views from Bihorotoge Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Kawayu Eco Museum Center.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho trip planning site .

Getting from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In December in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kitami, Aurora Farm Village, Kaminoko Pond, Bihorotoge Lookout, Ginga no Mori Astronomical Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu

3
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamikawa-cho: Shikanoyu (in Shikaoi-cho), Taushubetsu River Bridge (in Kamishihoro-cho) and Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, contemplate the waterfront views at Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, head outdoors with Mt.Tokachi, and take an in-depth tour of Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kamikawa-cho travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Kamikawa-cho takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kamikawa-cho are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Taushubetsu River Bridge, Shikanoyu, Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, Sugatami no Ike Lake
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge
Mikuni Pass ©
Mikuni Pass

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Biei-cho (Blue Pond, Biei Farm, & more) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Natural Hiking Route & Asahi-dake). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Viva Alpaca Farm, fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and see the interesting displays at Furabi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Furano, Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Hoppo Yasoen, Nayoro Chiebun Sunflower Farm
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu), Lake Shikotsu (in Chitose) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Lake Shikotsu, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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