An Ireland and Scotland Tour could be anything from a compact three day itinerary up to a three week road trip incorporating the best of these two ancient Celtic nations. Travel between the two is easy with two relatively short ferry crossings of about 2 hours linking Cairnryan (Stranraer) in Scotland with Belfast and Larne in Ireland. These sea routes have carried immigrants in both directions for centuries and this mass movement of people has helped to shape and entwine the histories of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
This is a tour that could either be done as a circular, starting and/or finishing in Glasgow or Edinburgh or as a point to point itinerary, for example, starting in Edinburgh and finishing in Dublin, or vice versa. For the Scottish leg of this tour you could incorporate anywhere on the mainland or the Inner Hebrides Islands, if you wish to include the Outer Hebrides or the Northern Isles as well as a week in Ireland then you will require 14-21 days to make it an un-rushed itinerary. I would recommend including at least some of the following places in Scotland; Edinburgh, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Cairngorms National Park, Oban, Isle of Mull and Galloway Forest Park.
In Ireland I would recommend taking in either Belfast or Dublin before or after touring the coast, including Antrim and its famous UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant's Causeway, Donegal, the charming, small city of Galway, Connemara, the Dingle peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and West Cork. The West of Ireland, just like the West Highlands and islands in Scotland, is famous for its slow pace of life where enjoying a pint of Guinness or two and watching the world go by is a national pastime! West is best!