I would like to know how to get Auschwitz from Wroclaw without going first to Krakow by public transport? The idea is to get up early in Wroclaw, visit Auschwitz and go to Krakow to sleep.
One option is to go to Katowice, but I don't know if that's possible. As far as I know Wroclaw to Katowice is 3 hours by train, then I have to go to take a train or bus to Auschwitz (1 hour) and should reserve 4 hours for the visit. Finally a bus could take me to Krakow but the problem is that (according to the Lonely Planet) the last one departs at 6pm.
Do you see this planning viable? Or do you know another less stressing/direct way to get Auschwitz?