10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Wakkanai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1​h
4
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Otaru
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
6
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 24th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Noboribetsu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect Noboribetsu to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

1
night
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
On the 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cape Noshappu, walk around Esandomarigyoko Park, then don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wakkanai online trip maker .

You can fly from Noboribetsu to Wakkanai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, expect nights in Wakkanai to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks
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Esandomarigyoko Park ©
Esandomarigyoko Park
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu

1
night
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.
Mild Seven no Oka has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Mild Seven no Oka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho road trip app .

You can drive from Wakkanai to Biei-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Wakkanai in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Biei-cho, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Furano.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Campana Rokkatei, take in nature's colorful creations at Choei Lavender Farm, relax in the rural setting at Tomita Melon House, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita Lavender East, then stroll around Hinode Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Roller Coaster Road.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Furano journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Biei-cho to Furano in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Furano can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nakafurano-cho, Kamifurano-cho
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

1
day
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Shakotan Peninsula has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, then stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Otaru Joyato.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru trip planner.

Traveling by car from Furano to Otaru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Furano in May: highs in Otaru hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Shakotan Peninsula
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Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Watanabe Junichi Museum of Literature, then hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Otaru to Sapporo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Sapporo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally stop by Goryokaku Tower Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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