60 days in Gold Coast & Darwin Itinerary

60 days in Gold Coast & Darwin Itinerary

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60 days in Gold Coast & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
1
Gold Coast
— 29 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Darwin
— 27 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Helsinki

29
nights
Gold Coast

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Wolston Farmhouse. Popular historic sites such as Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head), Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk (in Lamington National Park) and You and Bamboo (in Bogangar). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip website .

Helsinki, Finland to Gold Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Helsinki to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in September; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tamborine Mountain, Murwillumbah, Caloundra, You and Bamboo
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

27
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Shop till you drop at Parap Market and Crazy Acres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Batchelor (Litchfield National Park & Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden), Litchfield National Park (Tolmer Falls, Wangi Falls, & more) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Darwin in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect Darwin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Palmerston, Batchelor, Berry Springs, Red Centre
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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