11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Furano
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Hong Kong

2
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 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take a stroll through Motomachi, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then examine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate day trip site .

Hong Kong, China to Hakodate is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Hakodate is 1 hour. In December, Hakodate is much colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Ogon Misaki, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Kamui, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shakotan-cho trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hakodate in December, you will find days in Shakotan-cho are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Ogon Misaki ©
Ogon Misaki

3
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.
Get outdoors at Hoshino Resort Tomamu Ski Area and Shirogane Blue Pond. Museum-lovers will appreciate Furabi and Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum. Explore Furano's surroundings by going to Onsen Resorts (in Kamifurano-cho), Arte Piazza Bibai (in Bibai) and Asahikawa (Asahiyama Zoo & Snow Crystal Museum). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, stop by Campana Rokkatei, and make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Furano trip planner .

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Furano in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Furano when traveling from Shakotan-cho in December, with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Asahikawa, Shirogane Blue Pond, Arte Piazza Bibai, Onsen Resorts, Hoshino Resort Tomamu Ski Area
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Sapporo Beer Museum. Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Rusutsu Resort (in Rusutsu-mura), Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, stroll around Odori Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Okurayama Lookout, and contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Furano to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -2°C in Sapporo. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rusutsu Resort, Otaru Canal, Jigokudani
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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