42 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

42 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip planner
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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
— 2 nights
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Furano
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 6 nights
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Sapporo
— 9 nights
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Otaru
— 2 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
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Chitose
— 18 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Singapore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, and then revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): meet the residents at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, then browse the different shops at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, and then examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chitose travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Chitose is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Chitose to be colder, temps between 9°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Furano.
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Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, and then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Furabi, don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and then stop by Furano Marche.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Furano trip tool.

Getting from Chitose to Furano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Chitose, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Furano, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.
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Nature · Parks · Spas · Baths
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Asahikawa — 6 nights

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Popular historic sites such as Kamikawa Shrine and Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Moon Light Ladies Dog Sledding and Patchwork no Michi. Venture out of the city with trips to Biei-cho (Biei Shrine & Ken & Mary Tree) and Moseushi Onsen Peperu (in Moseushi-cho). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, examine the collection at Ayako Miura Literature Museum, explore the world behind art at Snow Crystal Museum, and look for gifts at Nihon Shoyu Kogyo Chokubaijo.

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You can drive from Furano to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 2°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sapporo.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:

Sapporo — 9 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sapporo Clock Tower and Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town. Head to Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Sanroku Designfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and visit Susukino.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in November, you will find days in Sapporo are somewhat warmer (6°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otaru.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 8:

Otaru — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, then examine the collection at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal. Keep things going the next day: stop by Otaru Miyakodori Shopping District, then contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, and then hunt for treasures at Sankaku Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Otaru road trip tool.

You can drive from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Otaru, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Niseko-cho.
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Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Niseko-cho — 2 nights

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, then head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Yukichichibu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Niseko Outdoor Center, hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Kaitaku no Haha Statue.

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You can drive from Otaru to Niseko-cho in 1.5 hours. In December in Niseko-cho, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chitose.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Chitose — 18 nights

Attractions like Royce' Chocolate World and Lake Shikotsu make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Former Osatsunuma and Mount Tarumae. Get out of town with these interesting Chitose side-trips: Biratori-cho (Nibutani Ainu Museum & Yoshitsune Shrine), Yubari (Yubari Rokumeikan & Mount Racey Ski Resort) and Kitahiroshima (Ambi Water & Old Shimamatsu Communication Station). See some other sides of Chitose: observe the fascinating underwater world at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumisato Shrine, steep yourself in history at Obihiro Shrine, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Utonai Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chitose trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Chitose in 2 hours. Traveling from Niseko-cho in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chitose, with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 30:

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.
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