12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Yatala
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canungra
— 2 nights

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, snap pictures at Goodwill Bridge, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yatala.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Yatala

Take a break from Yatala with a short trip to Berrinba Wetlands Park in Browns Plains, about 30 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yatala trip app.

Yatala is very close to Brisbane. In December, daytime highs in Yatala are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Yatala

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, and then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Yatala to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canungra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Canungra

Canungra is a small rural town and locality in the Scenic Rim Region local government area of South East Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lamington National Park. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Day Experiences, experience rural life at Mountview Alpaca Farm, and then pause for some photo ops at Canungra War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canungra trip maker site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Canungra in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C.

Things to do in Canungra

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.