Looking for recommendations... We will be arriving by plane from Budapest in Krakow at 10:30 and hope to visit Auschwitz the same day. I hope this is possible! The English tours have been booked. Now debating about hiring a tour guide or take the bus and do ourselves. It sounds like the tour guide/drivers don't have credentials to give a tour at Auschwitz so we would maybe be on our own anyway? We're thinking it's worth hiring a tour guide so we can be assured we get there and back. Plus we may have luggage if we can't leave it at our apartment in Krakow where we're staying before check-in. Maybe we need to plan to just be at Auschwitz at 3:00 or later and do self-guided? I'm assuming that could be with headphones, which might be a better fit for us and give us time to reflect and take our time.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.