14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 3 nights
2
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
3
Furano
— 2 nights
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Motomachi and Hakodate Magistrate's Office. Do your shopping at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Hokkaido Konbukan). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakodate Gokoku Shrine, and walk around Goryokaku Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate travel planning website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Hakodate is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and then get curious at Toyako Volcano Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Shinsennuma, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Niseko-cho day trip tool.

Drive from Hakodate to Niseko-cho in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Furano.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shinsennuma, Toyako Volcano Science Museum, Onsen Resorts
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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Toyako Volcano Science Museum ©
Toyako Volcano Science Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head outdoors with Furano Ski Resort, then stop by Campana Rokkatei, and then see the interesting displays at Furabi. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Roller Coaster Road, cruise along Patchwork no Michi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Furano online route planner.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Furano takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Niseko-cho in December; daily highs in Furano reach -1°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kamifurano-cho, Biei-cho
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

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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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shibetsu Salmon Park and Shiretoko Highway. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shari-cho trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Furano to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Shibetsu Salmon Park, Shiretoko Highway
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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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.
Head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshimafor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru-shi General Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sapporo trip builder app.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

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