12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Motomachi, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hakodate route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hakodate is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and stroll through Mt. Moiwa.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

3
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.
Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Biei-cho (Blue Pond & Shikisai no Oka), Ningle Terrace (in Furano) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Asahi-dake, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, and stroll around Hoppo Yasoen.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Ningle Terrace, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

3
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in September: highs in Noboribetsu hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Toya, Cape Chikyu
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

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