10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, wander the streets of Motomachi, and then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, get great views at Goryokaku Tower, stroll through Goryokaku Park, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St.John's Church Hakodate.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate day trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hakodate is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get cooler in Hakodate: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Shari-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Shiretoko Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Shari-cho driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hakodate to Shari-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach

4
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 Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building. Venture out of the city with trips to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Susukino, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning site .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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