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17 days in Scotland, Ireland and a bit overwhelmed

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Hi everyone! I'm planning a ~17 day trip (19 days - 2 days for travel) to Scotland/Ireland in September, and I've read books, poured over forums, read reviews, and looked at group tours to see what they fit into about two weeks. I'm just overwhelmed.

I feel a bit silly really, because this is the longest trip my husband and I have ever taken, having been able to cobble together a whole 19 days of vacation this year in contrast to our usual 8-10 day trips. For some reason having MORE time just makes this even more daunting.

We're big fans of the open jaw flight as we like to waste little time in transit to our vacation as possible, so we're flying into Edinburgh and out of Dublin. Looks to me that the best way in between countries is an EasyJet or some other matter of low-cost carrier, though I'm open to suggestions. We plan to rent a car in both places and we actually really enjoy driving as a means of travel during vacation. We took a trip to Iceland in 2012 and spend a good portion of our time just wandering around in the car, enjoying the scenery, and pulling over whenever something looked interesting. Which was often. Sometimes we didn't move to quickly :)

So plane and car. That's just about as far as I've gotten. Well, that and we're skipping the Blarney Stone, at least we've decided that. I'll think I've decided "let's focus on the West in Ireland", and then I read something really fantastic about Belfast, and it's just... blarg. Really I'd just love any advice anyone has about the resource they found most useful when planning a trip to either of these great countries. Books, websites, anything at all that you found helpful for planning. I'm not sure how we are going to split the days between Ireland and Scotland either, so if you have an opinion on that, certainly let me know.

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