17 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

17 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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17 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Shiraoi-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kitahiroshima
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Chitose
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street as well as Nakajima Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Moiwa, pause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Sapporo reach 15°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Mt. Moiwa ©
Mt. Moiwa

2
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and then make a trip to Asahikawa Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond, then admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then experience rural life at Ueno Farm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine.

Plan my day in Asahikawa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in October, things will get little chillier in Asahikawa: highs are around 10°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Biei-cho
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond
Ueno Farm ©
Ueno Farm

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 30th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate visit website .

Getting from Asahikawa to Hakodate by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Asahikawa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hakodate: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Shiraoi-cho.

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
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

1
night
Shiraoi-cho

Shiraoi-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Tarumae as well as Lake Kuttara. On the 1st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tarumae, make a trip to Enmado, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kuttara, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and finally see the interesting displays at Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and then don't miss a visit to Sendaihan Shiraoi Motojinya Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shiraoi-cho vacation builder app .

You can drive from Hakodate to Shiraoi-cho in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hakodate in November since evenings lows in Shiraoi-cho dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kitahiroshima.

Things to do in Shiraoi-cho

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Mount Tarumae, Lake Shikotsu
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Lake Kuttara ©
Lake Kuttara
Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

2
nights
Kitahiroshima

Kitahiroshima ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, then grab your bike and head to Kitahiroshima Cycling Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Elfin Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kitahiroshima trip planning website .

Drive from Shiraoi-cho to Kitahiroshima in 2 hours. November in Kitahiroshima sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Chitose.

Things to do in Kitahiroshima

Parks Trails Outdoors
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3
nights
Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calbee Chitose Factory as well as Shikotsuko Onsen. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, make a trip to Hokkaido Ramen Dojo, have some family-friendly fun at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chitose trip maker site .

Drive from Kitahiroshima to Chitose in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Chitose are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Ecorin Village
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Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium ©
Shikotsuko Onsen ©
Shikotsuko Onsen

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