13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Chitose
— Few hours
2
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
3
Sapporo
— 1 night
4
Otaru
— 1 day
5
Sapporo
— 1 night
6
Asahikawa
— 1 day
7
Sapporo
— 2 nights
8
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
9
Hakodate
— 3 nights
10
Sapporo
— 1 night
11
Chitose
— Few hours

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Chitose

Chitose
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chitose driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Chitose is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Chitose. In December, Chitose is cooler than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will leave for Niseko-cho on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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night
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Niseko Village Ski Resort as well as Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. On the 14th (Sat), get outside with Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Niseko-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Chitose to Niseko-cho in 2 hours. Traveling from Chitose in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Niseko-cho, with lows of °C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Odori Park. On the 15th (Sun), walk around Odori Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip website.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. When traveling from Niseko-cho in December, plan for slightly colder days in Sapporo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You'll set off for Otaru on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

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Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Otaru Canal as well as Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery and then explore the activities along Otaru Canal.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Otaru online route planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Otaru takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Otaru, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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night
Sapporo

Sapporo
To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo visit site.

You can drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Asahikawa on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikawa Shrine, thenexplore the world behind art at Snow Crystal Museum, and finally examine the collection at Ayako Miura Literature Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
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Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Kamikawa Shrine ©
Kamikawa Shrine
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Jinko Yuki Tanjo no Chi Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hokkaido University Former Sapporo Agricultural School and Library, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, thentake some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and finally contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Moiwa ©
Mt. Moiwa
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Zenkoji Temple
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, thenstroll through Goryokaku Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hakodate Magistrate's Office. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, get engrossed in the history at Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hakodate online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Hakodate sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hakodate Orthodox Church ©
Hakodate Orthodox Church
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bokudo Statue and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sapporo Factory.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in December, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chitose.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Maruyama Zoo ©
Maruyama Zoo
Hoheikan ©
Hoheikan
Sapporo Factory ©
Sapporo Factory

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Chitose

Chitose ©
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chitose driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Chitose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sapporo in December since evenings lows in Chitose dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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