9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, thenexplore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, thentake in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, and finally take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu tour itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Noboribetsu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Noboribetsu. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, plan for colder days in Noboribetsu, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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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 3rd (Mon), stroll through Goryokaku Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Motomachi, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, thentake an in-depth tour of Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hakodate vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Hakodate sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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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.
Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), wander the streets of Susukino, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Sapporo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

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
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa trip planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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