14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Higashikawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Hakodate and Onuma Lake. Shop till you drop at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Onuma Park Walking Path (in Nanae-cho). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Motomachi, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, and examine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Hakodate visit 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. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Hakodate is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
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Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get outside with Shimamu Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Shakotan-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hakodate in October: highs in Shakotan-cho hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Higashikawa-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

1
night
Higashikawa-cho

Higashikawa-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Yukomanbetsu Swamp, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Asahi-dake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, then head outdoors with Susoaidaira, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Higashikawa-cho trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Higashikawa-cho takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in October, Higashikawa-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Higashikawa-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Asahidake Ropeway
Asahidake Ropeway

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.
Shibetsu Salmon Park and Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Shiretoko Peninsula. Take a break from Shari-cho with a short trip to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum in Abashiri, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko National Park, explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shari-cho road trip planner.

You can drive from Higashikawa-cho to Shari-cho in 5 hours. Traveling from Higashikawa-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shari-cho, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Abashiri, Hokkaido, Shibetsu Salmon Park
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Furano Ski Resort. Arte Piazza Bibai and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Oyunuma (in Noboribetsu), Asahikawashi Museum (in Asahikawa) and Campana Rokkatei (in Furano). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and head outdoors with Okurayama Lookout.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Furano, Noboribetsu, Otaru, Asahikawashi Museum, Arte Piazza Bibai
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Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort

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