11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Otaru Canal and Jozankei Walking Path. Do some cultural sightseeing at Susukino and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tanukikoji Shopping Street, stroll through Mt. Okura Observatory, admire the striking features of Former Numata Family Warehouse, and get great views at Mt. Moiwa.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 17°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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.
Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Marketfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goryokaku Park and The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. Change things up with a short trip to Onuma Park Walking Path in Nanae-cho (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Orthodox Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Chikyu. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Noboribetsu Bear Park, stop by Wakasaimo Hompo, Noboribetsuonsen, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip builder .

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Chikyu
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Cape Chikyu ©
Cape Chikyu

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