10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido sightseeing planner

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Furano
— 2 nights
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Abashiri
— 1 night
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Shikaoi-cho
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Furano Cheese Craft Center, Furano Wine Factory and Furano Ski Resort. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Furano trip itinerary planning tool.

Chitose to Furano is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Chitose in February, plan for slightly colder days in Furano, with highs around -3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -12°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Abashiri.

Things to do in Furano

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Abashiri

— 1 night
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Abashiri Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora as well as Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum. On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abashiri tour planner.

Traveling by car from Furano to Abashiri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Abashiri can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shikaoi-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Shikaoi-cho

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shikaribetsu Lake as well as Mushing Works Dog Sledding Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Shikaribetsu Lake and then tour along fresh powder with Mushing Works Dog Sledding Tours.

Find out how to plan Shikaoi-cho trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Abashiri to Shikaoi-cho takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Abashiri in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -5°C in Shikaoi-cho. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shikaoi-cho

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Asahikawa

— 1 night
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 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Takasagosyuzo, then don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and finally pause for some photo ops at Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa road trip planning app.

You can drive from Shikaoi-cho to Asahikawa in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Parks

Sapporo

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Asahiyama Zoo. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Sapporo, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.