9 days in Hokkaido & Nagoya Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido & Nagoya Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h
End: George Town, Penang Island

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary maker website .

George Town, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from George Town to Sapporo. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from George Town in January: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Shopping Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
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.
Explore Nagoya's surroundings by going to Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana), Ise (Jingu Chokokan Museum, Ise Grand Shrine, &more) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip 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. Traveling from Hakodate in February, expect Nagoya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Nabana no Sato, Chubu Park
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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