13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Otaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Furano Marche. On the next day, relax and float downstream with HOA Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures, thenhead outdoors with Hoshino Resort Tomamu, and then do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Furano day trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Furano is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Furano is 1 hour. In July, Furano is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

HOA Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures, Bear Mountain Sahoro, Hoshino Resort Tomamu, Karikachitoge
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HOA Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures ©
HOA Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures
Furano Marche ©
Furano Marche
Bear Mountain Sahoro ©
Bear Mountain Sahoro

2
nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tengu, thensample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally make a trip to Candle Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Former Otaru Warehouse, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suitengu, and then look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Otaru trip planner.

You can drive from Furano to Otaru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Furano in July: highs in Otaru hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yoichi-cho
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Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, thenwander the streets of Susukino, and then stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo vacation planner.

Getting from Otaru to Sapporo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Northern Horse Park
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Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

1
night
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Daisetsu Kogen Swamp. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Yukomanbetsu Swamp, explore the activities along Sugatami no Ike Lake, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Biei-cho sightseeing site.

Getting from Sapporo to Biei-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sapporo in August since evenings lows in Biei-cho dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-cho
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Yukomanbetsu Swamp ©
Yukomanbetsu Swamp
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Onsen Resorts

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Bear Park, thentake in the natural beauty of Taisho Jigoku, and then trek along Orofure Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, hunt for treasures at Sea Station Plat Seaport Market, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip planning tool.

Getting from Biei-cho to Noboribetsu by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yoteino Wakimizu, Zenkoji Temple, Onsen Resorts, Sea Station Plat Seaport Market
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Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Orofure Pass ©
Orofure Pass
Zenkoji Temple ©
Zenkoji Temple

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