15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Higashikawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Rebun-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Hakodate
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​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.
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Furano Ski Resort, then stop by Campana Rokkatei, and then stop by Furano Marche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Farm Tomita and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Furano trip tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Furano is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Furano. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Furano reach -1°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Higashikawa-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Farm Tomita
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

1
night
Higashikawa-cho

Higashikawa-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Sugatami no Ike Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Asahi-dake, and then see human ingenuity at work at Chubetsu Dam.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Higashikawa-cho trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Furano to Higashikawa-cho with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Higashikawa-cho are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Higashikawa-cho

Parks Nature
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Asahidake Ropeway
Asahidake Ropeway
Chubetsu Dam ©
Chubetsu Dam

1
night
Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rebun-cho trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Higashikawa-cho to Rebun-cho. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Higashikawa-cho in December since evenings lows in Rebun-cho dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Noboribetsu.
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Sky cape
Sky cape
Sukoton Cape ©
Sukoton Cape

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the views from Hakucho Bridge and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Chikyu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Noboribetsu attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Rebun-cho to Noboribetsu with the Route module. When traveling from Rebun-cho in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Noboribetsu, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hit the slopes at Hanazono Niseko Resort, then admire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and then get great views at Niseko Annupuri Gondola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rusutsu Resort Ski.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Niseko-cho trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. In December in Niseko-cho, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Rusutsu Resort Ski
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden ©
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, take some stellar pictures from Goryokaku Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Motomachi Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Old British Consulate of Hakodate.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hakodate sightseeing website .

Drive from Niseko-cho to Hakodate in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and Sapporo Central Wholesale Market Jogai Market. Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Odori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), and hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sapporo road trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in December, you will find days in Sapporo are little chillier (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

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