14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Abashiri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royce' Chocolate World and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Explore hidden gems such as Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Shinsennuma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo attractions planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sapporo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 6°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal, Royce' Chocolate World, Shinsennuma
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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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.
On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, then see the interesting displays at Shiretoko Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kita no Alp Art Museum. On your second day here, stop by Michi-no-Eki Rausu Funaki Shop, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Kashuni Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Michi-no-Eki Rausu Funaki Shop, Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach

2
nights
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
On the 18th (Mon), look for gifts at Ryuhyo Glass Museum, then kick back and relax at Abashiri Coast, then see the interesting displays at Higashimokoto Nyurakukan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pierson Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Moyoro Kaizuka-kan, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, then see the interesting displays at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Abashiri Historical Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abashiri Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Abashiri road trip website .

Getting from Shari-cho to Abashiri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Abashiri

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pierson Memorial Museum, Higashimokoto Nyurakukan
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Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Abashiri Coast ©
Abashiri Coast

1
night
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 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, then look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, and then examine the collection at Furabi.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Furano online tour planner .

You can drive from Shari-cho to Furano in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Furano when traveling from Shari-cho in November, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Farm Tomita
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake, take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, then head outdoors with Shimamu Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Kamui Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho trip maker tool .

You can drive from Furano to Shakotan-cho in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shakotan-cho when traveling from Furano in November, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

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 22nd (Fri), hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jitsugyo-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in November, you will find days in Hakodate are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). On the 23rd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trappist Monasteries
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market
Jitsugyo-ji Temple ©
Jitsugyo-ji Temple

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