18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
5
Tsurui-mura
— 1 night
6
Biei-cho
— 2 nights

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Shinsennuma. Visit Denshin Beach and Otamoi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Silo Viewing Platform (in Toyako-cho), Arte Piazza Bibai (in Bibai) and Cape Chikyu (in Muroran). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), buy something for everyone on your list at Sapporo Factory, and examine the collection at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sapporo online visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Muroran, Tomakomai, Shinsennuma, Silo Viewing Platform
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

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.
Do your shopping at Hakodate Community Design Center and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Motomachi and Kyu Soma-tei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Konbukan & Onuma Lake), Esashi-cho (Kaiyomaru & Old Nakamura Residence) and Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Esan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hakodate day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Hakodate, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Esashi-cho, Trappist Monasteries, Mount Hakodate
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Trappistine Monasteries ©
Trappistine Monasteries

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, thentake some stellar pictures from Cape Kamui Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Hakodate in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Shakotan-cho: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Shari and Raiun Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kita no Alp Art Museum and Abashiri Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Abashiri (Abashiri Coast & Ryuhyo Glass Museum) and Kitanemuro Ranch Way (in Nakashibetsu-cho). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Onnebetsu River, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Falls, and stroll around Izuminomori Raiun Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Shari-cho trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shakotan-cho to Shari-cho. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tsurui-mura.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri, Kitanemuro Ranch Way
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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Mt. Shari ©
Mt. Shari
Kashuni Falls ©
Kashuni Falls
Abashiri Coast ©
Abashiri Coast

1
night
Tsurui-mura

Tsurui-mura
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tsurui-mura planning app.

Drive from Shari-cho to Tsurui-mura in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Tsurui-mura

Parks Wildlife Classes
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

2
nights
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.
You've now added Shirogane Blue Pond to your itinerary. Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Biei Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Shirahige Falls and Mt. Midori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biei-cho: Yukomanbetsu Swamp (in Higashikawa-cho), Furano (Furabi & Anpanman Shop Furano) and Nupukano Sato (in Shihoro-cho). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Asahikawashi Museum and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tsurui-mura to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. In October in Biei-cho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Asahikawa, Furano, Kamikawa-cho, Nupukano Sato
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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