13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  7​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
3
Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Otaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Shimukappu-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, Stellar Place Sapporo, Sapporo Factory, and other attractions. On the 17th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street. On the next day, stop by Nijo Market, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Stellar Place Sapporo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and finally see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo route maker.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sapporo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Sapporo is 2 hours. In February, Sapporo is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Mt. Moiwa ©
Mt. Moiwa

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Noboribetsu Bear Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hiyoriyama Viewing Platform.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate attractions planner.

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Hakodate are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
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.
Otaru Sakaimachi Street has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Otaru trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hakodate to Otaru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hakodate in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Otaru: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Shimukappu-mura.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market

1
night
Shimukappu-mura

Shimukappu-mura ©
You've now added Unkai Terrace to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hoshino Resort Tomamu and then cool off at Mina-Mina Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Unkai Terrace.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shimukappu-mura holiday website .

You can drive from Otaru to Shimukappu-mura in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Shimukappu-mura can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shimukappu-mura

Theme Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Mina-Mina Beach ©
Mina-Mina Beach
Unkai Terrace ©
Unkai Terrace

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ningle Terrace, Furano Marche, Furano Cheese Craft Center, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls & Shirogane Blue Pond). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo and find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

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

You can drive from Shimukappu-mura to Asahikawa in 2.5 hours. February in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Furano, Biei-cho
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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