10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
Train
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Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
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Otaru
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chitose
— 1 night
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World and then have some family-friendly fun at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chitose driving holiday planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chitose is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Chitose hover around -1°C and lows are around -14°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Chitose

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Toyako-cho

— 2 nights
Toyako Onsen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Silo Viewing Platform and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Toyako Onsen.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toyako-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Chitose to Toyako-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chitose in January since evenings lows in Toyako-cho dip to -4°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Spas · Baths · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Niseko-cho

— 2 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

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 Pure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): hit the slopes at Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU and then hit the slopes at Niseko Village Pure.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Niseko-cho online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Toyako-cho to Niseko-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Niseko-cho, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Otaru.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Otaru

— 1 night

Town of Hills

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 Sakaimachi Street as well as Otaru Aquarium. On the 31st (Wed), explore the activities along Otaru Canal.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Otaru day trip website.

You can take a train from Niseko-cho to Otaru in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Niseko-cho in January, plan for slightly colder days in Otaru, with highs around -3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:

Sapporo

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get great views at Sapporo TV Tower.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Sapporo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chitose.
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Chitose

— 1 night
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chitose trip app.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Chitose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sapporo in February since evenings lows in Chitose dip to -12°C. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.