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Croatia + Sicily for two weeks?

Anyone done it? I wanted to do the Aolian Islands as I did most of Sicily already

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Croatia is so long, it could easily take up two weeks. If you get bored (doubtful) and want to see something different, I would combine it with Bosnia (Sarajevo and Mostar are great). Makes more sense geographically than trying to get to Sicily. Croatia doesn't have the easiest air connections.

If you pick Sicily, I would combine the southeast and east parts with Malta instead..again because of easier connections. 40 min flight from Catania or ~ 2 hr ferry from Pozzalo.

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Is it worth it? I wws interested more in Dubrovnik and the South the I wanted to go to Stromboli...i really want tontake poctures ofna volcano

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Scratch what I said in my initial post.

Did you price out how easy/cheap it would be to get to northeastern Sicily from Croatia? If it's a pain, would it be worth it to you just to see the Aolian Islands, or are there any other nearby places in Sicily you can tag on to make the trip worthwhile? Cefalu, little coastal towns, Messina, etc? It seems like you hit the highlights already on your prior Sicily-Sardinia trip so all that's left is filling in some smaller towns perhaps.

I'm guessing you won't find many folks on this forum doing both countries in one trip and in a two week span. The ferry connections between Croatia and Italy are mainly Bari/western Italian coastline, not Sicily (that I know of). Flights from Dubrovnik are really limited because it's a small market. I've been to both but on separate trips. I could have easily spent two weeks in Croatia alone but I combined it with Bosnia and Montanegro. Dubrovnik is very small but you can do side trips from it (2 full days there is plenty minus side trips). If you like volcanoes, then Aolians sound like a great plan...just need to work out the logistics and pair it with whatever you want to see in Croatia in a way that you don't waste too many hours getting between them.

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I might look at MOnenegro....SO Split is the best southern city to fly into?