Tentatively planning a trip to Ireland/NI and Scotland for June, 2018. My friend only wants to be gone a total of 16 days, including travel to and from TX. I am willing to be gone much longer. We'd like to do both countries, but I am the trip planner and I just don't see a way to do both in this short amt of time. We will be renting cars in both Scotland and Ireland and we love love love driving and exploring, so that's no big deal. We went to England a few summers ago and did London, Cotswolds and a few days in York in about 20 days.
I'd like opinions as to whether we can do Ireland justice and Scotland "justice" in this short period of time, or if we should focus on just one or the other. I am going nuts trying to figure flights, coordinating the ferry, rental drop-offs, etc between the two countries. Sadly, we can't get a direct flight out of Dallas to either Dublin or Edinburgh and that is complicating things.
Any input is warmly welcomed. Thank you in advance - HorseDoc.