18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

18 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
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Tsurui-mura
— 1 night
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Shinsennuma. Visit Denshin Beach and Otamoi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Kan Yausda Sculpture Museum, Arte Piazza Bibai (in Bibai), Cape Chikyu (in Muroran) and Silo Viewing Platform (in Toyako-cho). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei, contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, and browse the different shops at Sapporo Factory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sapporo online visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 15°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

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.
Do your shopping at Hakodate Community Design Center and Hakodate Morning Market. Your inner history buff will appreciate Motomachi and Kyu Soma-tei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakodate: Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto), Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Konbukan & Onuma Lake) and Esashi-cho (Kaiyomaru & Old Nakamura Residence). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Esan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hakodate day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In October in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Trappistine Monasteries ©
Trappistine 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 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Kamui Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Hakodate in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Shakotan-cho: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Shari and Onnebetsu River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kita no Alp Art Museum and Raiun Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Abashiri (Abashiri Coast, Ryuhyo Glass Museum, &more) and Kitanemuro Ranch Way (in Nakashibetsu-cho). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Falls and walk around Izuminomori Raiun Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shari-cho tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Shari-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. October in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tsurui-mura.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Shari ©
Mt. Shari
Kashuni Falls ©
Kashuni Falls
Abashiri Coast ©
Abashiri Coast

1
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Tsurui-mura

Tsurui-mura
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tsurui-mura planning app.

Drive from Shari-cho to Tsurui-mura in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Tsurui-mura

Wildlife · Parks · Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

2
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Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
You've now added Shirogane Blue Pond to your itinerary. Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Biei Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Shirahige Falls and Yukomanbetsu Swamp. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biei-cho: Nupukano Sato (in Shihoro-cho), Furano (Furabi & Anpanman Shop Furano) and Asahikawa (Asahikawashi Museum & Hokuchin Memorial Museum). It doesn't end there: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Midori.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tsurui-mura to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. In October in Biei-cho, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum

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