13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Furano
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Abashiri
— 2 nights
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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
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Kushiro
— 1 night
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Obihiro
— 1 night
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Chitose
— 1 night

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, do a tasting at Otaru Wine Gallery, fly down the slopes at Fu's snow area, then head outdoors with Ishiyama Ryokuchi, and finally head outdoors with Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course. On the next day, get outside with Otaru Dream Beach, experience rural life at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery, and finally steep yourself in history at Important Cultural Properties at Hokkaido University Botanical Garden Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo. In February, Sapporo is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Furano.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Otaru Wine Gallery ©
Otaru Wine Gallery

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Furano

Furano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Watanabe Clinic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokoji Temple, then stroll around Furano Budogaoka Park, then stroll around Torinuma Park, and finally examine the collection at Furabi.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Furano travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Furano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Furano, with lows of -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries
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Watanabe Clinic ©
Watanabe Clinic
Torinuma Park ©
Torinuma Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, hit the slopes at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, then get outside with Santa Present Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Takasagosyuzo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Furano in February since evenings lows in Asahikawa dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:
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Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort
Kamikawa Shrine ©
Kamikawa Shrine
Santa Present Park ©
Santa Present Park

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Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Abashiri Lakeview Ski Resort, head outdoors with Abashiri Lakeside, look for all kinds of wild species at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, then get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, then stroll through Abashiri Coast, and finally explore the galleries of Moyoro Kaizuka-kan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Kando no Michi, admire the sheer force of Sakura Falls, examine the collection at Shiretoko Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raiun Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abashiri Shrine.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abashiri road trip tool.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Abashiri in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Asahikawa in February, Abashiri is slightly colder at night with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Abashiri Coast ©
Abashiri Coast
Okhotsk Chipmunk Park ©
Okhotsk Chipmunk Park
Sakura Falls ©
Sakura Falls

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Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Rausu Lighthouse, learn more about the world around you at Rusa Field House, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, then kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rausu Shrine, then explore the activities along Lake Rausu, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kashuni Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rausu-cho itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Abashiri to Rausu-cho takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Abashiri in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rausu-cho, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kushiro.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Kashuni Falls ©
Kashuni Falls
Rausu Shrine ©
Rausu Shrine

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Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Onnenai Boardwalk, then make a trip to Akachochin Yokocho, then steep yourself in history at Kushiro Itsukushima Shrine, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Kushiro Children's Museum Kodomo Yugakukan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kushiro day trip site.

Drive from Rausu-cho to Kushiro in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kushiro can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Obihiro.

Things to do in Kushiro

Childrens Museums · Spas · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
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Kushiro Itsukushima Shrine ©
Kushiro Itsukushima Shrine

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Obihiro

Obihiro ©
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate the long history of Obihiro Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokachi Gokoku Shrine, examine the collection at Obihiro Centennial City Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iwanai Senkyo, and finally examine the collection at Tokachi Agricultural Machinery Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Obihiro trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kushiro to Obihiro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kushiro in February, expect nights in Obihiro to be somewhat warmer, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chitose.

Things to do in Obihiro

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:
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Obihiro Shrine ©
Obihiro Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitose Shrine, delve into the distant past at Kiusu Shuteibogun Ancient Tombs, head outdoors with Hill of Palette, then admire the verdant scenery at Eniwa Valley, and finally take a memorable drive along Shikotsu Lake Sky Road.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chitose trip planning tool.

Drive from Obihiro to Chitose in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Obihiro in February, Chitose is little chillier at night with lows of -12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chitose

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:
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Chitose Shrine ©
Chitose Shrine
Shikotsu Lake Sky Road ©
Shikotsu Lake Sky Road

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