I will have approx. 10 nights in November which I was originally going to split between Khao Lak and 2 or 3 nights at Khao Sok/Lake. Now I'm wondering if I should do a couple nights Phuket (not sure which area), then Khao Sok and the remainder at Khao Lak. Day trips that I definitely want to include are Phi Phi by speedboat and Phang Nga Bay - is it signficantly easier to do these trips from Phuket or is it fine to do these from Khao Lak?
When I was originally looking at the Khao Sok piece, it looked like it would be difficult to get there by the start of the tour based on the timing of direct flights from Chiang Mai, hence why I was thinking maybe a few days in Phuket beforehand.
Thanks for any advice!