33 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 7 nights
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Otaru
— 3 nights
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Asahikawa
— 4 nights
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights
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Furano
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
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Toyako-cho
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
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Chitose — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hokkaido Ramen Dojo, see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, explore the engaging exhibits at Steiff Nature World, examine the collection at Steiff Discovery Walk, then buy something for everyone on your list at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Okotampe Lake, explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, look for all kinds of wild species at Tarumae Garo, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tarumae, then pause for some photo ops at Suzuki Umeshiro Shotoku Monument, and finally walk around Aoba Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chitose, use our trip itinerary maker.

Hong Kong, China to Chitose is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Chitose. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, expect Chitose to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -12°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 7 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.
Sapporo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Odori Park, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, take a stroll through Susukino, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

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Drive from Chitose to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chitose in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sapporo, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otaru.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:

Otaru — 3 nights

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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Otaru City Office. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Otaru Aquarium, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, then find something for the whole family at Otaru Denuki Koji, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Otaru day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Otaru takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Otaru are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Asahikawa — 4 nights

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Canmore Ski Village (in Higashikawa-cho) and Kamikawa-cho (Ginga Falls, Sounkyo Gorge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, fly down the slopes at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, browse the different shops at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, and get outside with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asahikawa route planner.

Getting from Otaru to Asahikawa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Otaru in February: highs in Asahikawa hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Biei-cho.
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Biei-cho — 2 nights

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Shirogane Blue Pond, take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, don't miss a visit to Patchwork no Michi, then take a memorable drive along Ken & Mary Tree, and finally stop by Seven Stars Tree.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Biei-cho road trip planner.

Drive from Asahikawa to Biei-cho in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Biei-cho when traveling from Asahikawa in February, with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Furano.
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Furano — 2 nights

Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Furano Shrine, look for gifts at Furano Marche, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Wind, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Furano Onsen Shisainoyu, then fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and finally make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Furano trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Furano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Furano sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.
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Noboribetsu — 3 nights

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Noboribetsu side-trips: Muroran (Tokkarisho Lookout, Sokuryozan Observatory Deck, &more) and Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village (in Shiraoi-cho). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, enjoy the sand and surf at Itanki Beach, stroll around Sengen Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu road trip planner.

You can drive from Furano to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Furano in February: high temperatures in Noboribetsu hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Toyako-cho.
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Toyako-cho — 4 nights

Explore Toyako-cho's surroundings by going to Niseko-cho (Kanrosui, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, &more) and Yoteino Wakimizu (in Makkari-mura).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toyako-cho online holiday builder.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Toyako-cho in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Toyako-cho are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.
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Hakodate — 4 nights

City of Lights

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.
Hakodate is known for sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hakodate day trip website.

Getting from Toyako-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Hokkaido travel guide

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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.
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