12 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Nagoya Itinerary

12 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Nagoya Itinerary

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12 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Shiroi Koibito Park and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sapporo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Sapporo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 0°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

4
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.
Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Hakodate Nanae Snow Park & Onuma Quasi-National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and take a pleasant ride with Dosanko Farm Hakodate.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate online road trip planner .

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Park ©
Hakodate Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Family-friendly places like Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology will thrill your kids. Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana), Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Ise (Aramatsurinomiya, Ise Grand Shrine, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, walk around Chubu Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosho-in (Osu Kannon), and don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Nagoya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in January: high temperatures in Nagoya hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba Aquarium, Nabana no Sato, Chubu Park
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium

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