Best GPS for Europe

The 8 Best GPS for Europe

For those traveling to Europe, having a better navigation device can help save a lot of time. Smartphones are useful, but nothing beats an actual GPS device. The best GPS has the most up-to-date nav maps, provide landmark directions, and provide a better visual for intersections. Many offer unlimited map updates! Below I rated the best GPS devices for Europe. Some models may require a MicroSD/SD Card for Europe nav maps.

Prices range from, $109 – $299.

  1. Garmin Nuvi GPS Europe
  2. Garmin LMT GPS for Europe
  3. TomTom GO 5200 Review
  4. Garmin DriveLuxe EU GPS
  5. TomTom Western Europe GPS
  6. Garmin Nuvi 1370t Europe
  7. TomTom 3.5″ Western EU GPS Nav
  8. Garmin Camper GPS for Europe

The Best GPS for Europe [year]

Garmin Nuvi GPS for Europe

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Garmin Drive 50 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps, Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions, Direct Access, Driver Alerts, and Foursquare Data
  • DRIVER ALERTS : Receive alerts for upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, school zones, a fatigue warning, nearby red light and speed cameras and more
  • EASY TO USE : Dedicated GPS navigators display current street, current speed, speed limit and arrival time
  • GARMIN REAL DIRECTIONS : Guides like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights; Display type : WQVGA color TFT with white back light
  • FOURSQUARE: Pre loaded data from Foursquare adds millions of new and popular stores, restaurants and more; Display resolution 480 x 272 pixels
  • DIRECT ACCESS Simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, such as malls and airports ; rechargeable lithium ion. Battery life up to 1 hour

The Garmin Nuvi’s 5-7 inch screen provides large nav map images + directional arrows.

Pricing: Affordable

It includes the new Trip Planner feature – allows you to select your route type:

fastest route, scenic route, custom directions

Nuvi comes w/ lifetime nav map updates for all 45 European countries.

Garmin Nuvi includes “Real-Voice” (for verbal directions) and “Birdseye View” for a visual of the correct lane.

The Garmin Nuvi is the best GPS for Europe vacations!

Also offers “Real Directions Mode” ~ option for hearing directions via landmark.

Lots of positive reviews!

Pros

  • Voice instructions
  • Preloaded maps
  • Simplified directions
  • Tells you landmarks
  • Road warning alerts
  • Good price!

Cons

  • Requires EU SD-Card

Garmin 2559 LMT for Europe

The Garmin 2559 LMT comes w/ both USA and Europe nav maps.

It has a 5-inch display screen and pinch zoom for overlapping streets and intersections.

Pricing: Expensive

Garmin 2559 model includes free nav map updates + traffic avoidance data.

While driving, you will receive the trip duration estimates based on historical traffic trends and data.

Also features Garmin Real Directions for turn-by-turn directions — includes street directions and new landmark navigation (such as buildings).

Ex: “turn right after gas station”

Expensive, but a high-end GPS device with all the new features.

TomTom GO 5200 GPS Navigation

TomTom Go Comfort 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device with Updates Via Wi-Fi, Real Time Traffic, Free Maps of North America, Smart Routing, Destination Prediction and Road Trips
  • TomTom Traffic: Supremely accurate traffic information enables your TomTom GO Comfort GPS navigation device to intelligently plan routes around traffic.Control Method:Voice.Special Feature:Text-to-Speech,Bluetooth,Lane Assist,Touchscreen.
  • 3-month speed camera alerts: Stay updated, under the speed limit, and safer along the way. Keep going with live services by switching over to a subscription after your trial ends.
  • USA, Mexico and Canada map updates at no extra cost: See what is up ahead with your GO Comfort GPS. Effortless navigation, exceptional clarity, and routes around road closures and other traffic hassles.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Stay updated quickly and easily with the GO Comfort GPS navigation device. Get regular software and map updates with the convenience of built-in WiFi. No computer needed.
  • RoadTrips by TomTom: Supercharge your holidays. RoadTrips brings you another world of driving and riding experiences created by our RoadTrips Community. Sync them easily to your GPS and go.

The TomTom System is one of the best GPS devices for getting the most up to date directions.

Europe street maps auto update via WiFi — connect w/ your phone and TomTom provides the newest nav maps available.

Screen Size: 6.96 inches

GPS Navigation: Bluetooth

For voice directions, you can connect via bluetooth which also updates nav maps automatically.

Designed for the tech savvy crowd, because of the upgraded, sophisticated smartphone features.

Can be a little tricky if this is your first GPS device.

If you’re not familiar, it might be better to purchase a simpler version of TomTom.

Garmin DriveLuxe Europe GPS

The Garmin DriveLuxe comes w/ spoken directions which means you can focus on your driving and let the GPS guide you.

It uses landmarks + buildings to make it easier if you are unfamiliar w/ the streets or lanes.

Screen Sizes: 5 – 6 inches

GPS Connection: Bluetooth WiFi

DriveLuxe provides real-time updates such as the live traffic + live parking.

Top features make this Garmin GPS Europe more expensive, but I personally think might be worth the extra money – easy directions and large screen make it easy to get around!

Garmin GPS for Europe gives you free lifetime Europe nav map updates.

Highlights

  • Screen Size: 6 inches
  • GPS Connection: Bluetooth WiFi
  • nav map Options: Western Europe
  • Hands-free calling
  • Birdseye Junction View
  • Real-time features
  • Garmin GPS Europe free nav map updates

Potential Flaws

  • Can experience lagging

TomTom 5″ Western Europe GPS

TomTom Go 520 5-Inch GPS Navigation Device with Real Time Traffic, World Maps, Wi-Fi-Connectivity, Smartphone Messaging, Voice Control and Hands-free Calling
  • World map updates via WiFi: Get the latest world maps and software updates for your TomTom GO 520 GPS navigation device via built-in WiFi - no computer needed
  • Tomtom traffic: Insanely accurate traffic information enables your Tomtom GO 520 GPS navigation device to intelligently plan routes around traffic
  • Compatible with Siri and google now: Activate and talk to Siri or google now by tapping a button and using the microphone on your TomTom GO 520 GPS navigation device
  • Hands free calling and smartphone messaging: So you can keep your hands on the wheel and your phone safely away in your glove compartment
  • Destination prediction TomTom go learns your driving habits and predicts when you're likely to drive to frequent destinations saved in my places

The TomTom 5″ is an affordable GPS device.

It comes w/ IQ Routes which auto-generate the fastest route to your destination — nifty feature which calculates routes based on historical data.

Advanced Lane Guidance helps you see which lane to take at confusing junctions.

Screen Size options: 5″ or 6″

Connection: WiFI

Also includes new 3D Feature for complicated street layouts.

This TomTom model will also auto update nav maps (including lanes + construction).

Western Europe nav map is the most popular w/ option to purchase Full Europe or 48 EU country nav maps. 

Europe Garmin Nuvi 1370/1370T

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Garmin 010-02038-02 DriveSmart 65, Built-In Voice-Controlled GPS Navigator with 6.95” High-Res Display , Black
  • Easy to use 6.95” GPS navigator.Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels.Control Method:Voice.Special Feature:Voice Assistant; Live Traffic And Weather; Traffic Cams And Parking; Hands-Free Calling; Smart Notifications; Tripadvisor,National Parks Directory; Garmin Real Directions; Driver Alerts; Find Places By Name; Check Up Ahead; Map Coverage.
  • Simple menus and bright, easy to see maps
  • Garmin Traffic suggests alternate routes. Backup camera compatible-yes (BC 30 or BC 40)
  • Voice activated and ability to pair with a compatible smartphone for hands free calling
  • HISTORY network of notable historic sites and U.S national parks directory

The Garmin Nuvi 1370/1370T has a slim design + easy touchscreen interface.

It comes with bluetooth connection — easily sync it to your phone for hands-free voice control. You’re also able to take phone calls while receiving directions.

Garmin Nuvi 1370 comes preloaded with USA and Europe nav maps.

Once connected, the GPS unit can download street updates + show you public transit routes.

buses, subway/metro + rail schedules

As a European GPS device, it provides turn-by-turn directions including lane assistance, traffic alerts, and realtime ETA (estimated time of arrival).

EU Travelers really like the emergency, “Where Am I?” locator — with unfamiliar areas, this can be very handy.

Some mixed Ratings, but the upgraded version has better buyer ratings.

TomTom 3.5″ Western Europe GPS Navigation

TomTom Go Comfort 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device with Updates Via Wi-Fi, Real Time Traffic, Free Maps of North America, Smart Routing, Destination Prediction and Road Trips
  • TomTom Traffic: Supremely accurate traffic information enables your TomTom GO Comfort GPS navigation device to intelligently plan routes around traffic.Control Method:Voice.Special Feature:Text-to-Speech,Bluetooth,Lane Assist,Touchscreen.
  • 3-month speed camera alerts: Stay updated, under the speed limit, and safer along the way. Keep going with live services by switching over to a subscription after your trial ends.
  • USA, Mexico and Canada map updates at no extra cost: See what is up ahead with your GO Comfort GPS. Effortless navigation, exceptional clarity, and routes around road closures and other traffic hassles.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Stay updated quickly and easily with the GO Comfort GPS navigation device. Get regular software and map updates with the convenience of built-in WiFi. No computer needed.
  • RoadTrips by TomTom: Supercharge your holidays. RoadTrips brings you another world of driving and riding experiences created by our RoadTrips Community. Sync them easily to your GPS and go.

If you are traveling through Europe and want an affordable Europe GPS Sat System, the TomTom 3.5″ is worth considering.

It comes w/ all the basic features and lots of Europe nav map options — includes UK and Ireland nav maps, speed camera alerts + IQ Routes (for smarter route nav mapping)

Screen Size: 3.5  – 5 inches

GPS Connection: WiFI

Since it has the basic features, it’s an easy-to-use Europe GPS system.

Bluetooth updates nav maps often so you will be up-to-date.

It is a bit smaller screen at 3.5″ but it’s very affordable + comes w/ voice assistant.

Lots of strong buyer Ratings — many speak to its durability over the years.

Highlights

  • Screen Size: 3.5 inches
  • GPS Connection: USB
  • nav map Options: Western Europe (22 countries)
  • Advanced lane guidance
  • Plan Route option
  • Browse nav map option
  • Cheaper than other GPS devices

Potential Flaws

  • Smaller screen than other GPS units on my list

Garmin WiFi GPS for Camper Vans + Cars

Garmin RV 770 NA LMT-S RV Dedicated GPS Navigator Essential Camping Accessory Bundle includes Car Charger, Cleaning Cloth, Screen Protectors, Hardshell Case and Bamboo Stylus Mini
  • Garmin RV 770 LMT-S GPS
  • UGC-102-BL Dual 12V Car Charger for GPS
  • PocketPro XL Hardshell Case
  • Bamboo Stylus Mini
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, LCD Screen Protector 3-Pack

The Garmin Camper GPS is equipped w/ tons of features for camper vans, motorhomes and cars.

Upon installing it, you can select the type of vehicle + size dimensions. You can also save multiple vehicle profiles.

Garmin GPS for Europe will help you find the Top/safest route depending on traffic and historical records.

Example: tight, curvy, or steep incline streets are not ideal for campers (with a big turn radius).

If you’re driving through the Snowdon Mountains you’ll want to have a GPS which suggests the safest route.

Garmin Camper (model 770LMT-D) has a Trip Planner so you can view routes by circumstance: night routes, bad weather routes, or fastest route.

Highlights

  • Screen Size: 6.96 inches
  • GPS Connection: Bluetooth
  • nav map Options: Western Europe
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Multiple apps pre-installed
    • TripAdvisor, Foursquare, ACSI
  • Trip Planner option
  • BirdsEye Junction View
  • Free lifetime updates on Full Europe
  • Can be connected with a smartphone

Potential Flaws

  • More expensive than other GPS devices

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