14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  2​h
1
Chitose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Rusutsu-mura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Otaru
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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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 see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chitose trip 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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Chitose reach 1°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toRusutsu-mura.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Rusutsu-mura

Rusutsu-mura ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toyako Onsen Illumination Tunnel as well as Lake Toya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski and then tee off at Rusutsu Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rusutsu-mura road trip site .

Getting from Chitose to Rusutsu-mura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chitose in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rusutsu-mura, with lows of -1°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Rusutsu-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Toyako Onsen Illumination Tunnel, Lake Toya
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Rusutsu Resort ©
Rusutsu Resort

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noboribetsu Dairy Farm, Jigokudani and Muroran Port Festival Noryo Fireworks. On the 11th (Wed), look for gifts at Noboribetsu Dairy Farm, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then watch the show of lights at Muroran Port Festival Noryo Fireworks. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip planner .

You can drive from Rusutsu-mura to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park, Muroran Port Festival Noryo Fireworks
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Hakodate Nanae Snow Park ©
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Dairy Farm ©
Noboribetsu Dairy Farm

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Hakodate Seafood Market Nishihato, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Ekini Market, and other attractions. On the 13th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market and then hunt for treasures at Uohiromura Kamisui Sanasaichi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hakodate Seafood Market Nishihato, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ekini Market, and finally hunt for treasures at Ganso Hakodate Asaichi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip maker .

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Otaru.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping
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Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market
Ekini Market ©
Ekini Market
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

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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.
Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and then hunt for treasures at Sankaku Market. On the next day, hit the slopes at Snow Cruise Onze, then stop by Tanaka Sake Brewery Kikkogura, and then learn about winemaking at Otaru Wine Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Otaru itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Otaru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hakodate in December: highs in Otaru hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Parks Wineries
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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Snow Cruise Onze ©
Snow Cruise Onze

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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 Nijo Market, Shiroi Koibito Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapporo Factory and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner .

You can take a train from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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Sapporo Factory ©
Sapporo Factory

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