14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
3
Higashikawa-cho
— 1 night
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
5
Sapporo
— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Hakodate Magistrate's Office and Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Onuma Park Walking Path and Kyu Soma-tei. Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Onuma Lake (in Nanae-cho). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Motomachi, get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Hakodate at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

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 7th (Wed), kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shakotan-cho online route planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hakodate in October, expect nights in Shakotan-cho to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Higashikawa-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

1
night
Higashikawa-cho

Higashikawa-cho ©
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Yukomanbetsu Swamp, take in the awesome beauty at Asahi-dake, visit Asahidake Ropeway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, then get outside with Susoaidaira, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Higashikawa-cho trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Shakotan-cho to Higashikawa-cho by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Higashikawa-cho, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Higashikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Yukomanbetsu Swamp ©
Yukomanbetsu Swamp

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shibetsu Salmon Park and Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples. Get in touch with nature at Shiretoko National Park and Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum in Abashiri (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, make a trip to Shiretoko Misaki, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip planner.

Getting from Higashikawa-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Higashikawa-cho in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Shari-cho. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough 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

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Arte Piazza Bibai. Sapporo Art Museum and Otaru-shi General Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Furano (Campana Rokkatei & Furano Ski Resort), Oyunuma (in Noboribetsu) and Asahikawashi Museum (in Asahikawa). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sapporo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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