15 days in Hokkaido & Hong Kong Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido & Hong Kong Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sapporo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Hakodate, Japan

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 22nd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, and then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path and then glide through natural beauty at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.

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Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Hakodate reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park ©
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park

2
nights
Kutchan-cho, Japan

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hit the slopes at Niseko Outdoor Center, then learn more about the world around you at Kutchan Natural History Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in December, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Niseko Outdoor Center, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Spas

4
nights
Sapporo, Japan

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 Jigokudani and Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course. Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Sapporo Clock Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Somes Sunagawa Factory and Showroom in Sunagawa, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sapporo

Baths Parks Spas

Side Trips

Jigokudani, Somes Sunagawa Factory and Showroom
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Onsen Resorts
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step out of the city life by going to Lantau island and Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. Head to IFC mall and M&B Private Jewelers HongKongfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, wander the streets of East Bay, and hunt for treasures at Ladies Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Sapporo to Hong Kong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sapporo in December, expect Hong Kong to be much hotter, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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