I chanced upon your blog while googling free and easy itinerary for Hokkaido and am I not glad! Your blog is so informative!
I am planning our first partial self drive from 10 to 22 Dec with a 15 yo girl and 18 yo boy. We are into sightseeing, and snow. My boy can ski but not my girl.
My initial initnerary looks like this :
10 Dec – New Chitose – Lake Toya (drive)
11 Dec – Lake Toya (drive)
12 Dec – Hakodate (drive)
13 Dec – Hakodate (drive)
14 Dec – Noboribetsu (drive)
15 Dec – Totamu (drive)
16 Dec – Totamu (drive)
17 Dec – Toramu (drive)
18 Dec – Sapporo (public transportation)
19 Dec – Sapporo (public transportation)
20 Dec – Sapporo (Otaru) (public transportation)
21 Dec – Sapporo (Arashiyama Zoo) (public transportation)
22 Dec – New Chitose Airport (public transportation)
I was drawn to western Hokkaido initially but noticed you seem to recommend eastern over western Hokkaido. Any particular reasons?
I also noticed you are not very into Hakodate. May I know why?
Does my itinerary look ok?
Thanks much for your guidance!