Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Thinking about the Fjords
  2. 2 Black Forest base 7-10 days - public transport
  3. 3 Copenhagen,Helsinki,St. Petersburg in mid September
  4. 4 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  5. 5 Trip Report With Gratitude for a Glorious Solo Month in Greece
  6. 6 LHR Connection Time and Fast Track
  7. 7 Tracking the Weather
  8. 8 Posting Packages from Central Europe
  9. 9 Where to eat in Rome?
  10. 10 Rest Stops from Tuscany to Umbria
  11. 11 Area with nicest countryside--Assisi, Veneto or Emilia?
  12. 12 Italy travel plan help
  13. 13 Jamikins? Other Italy travelers? Need car info, please.
  14. 14 Trip Report Italy round 4 - Pisa/CT/Parma/Bologna/Milan
  15. 15 Cinque Terre, Bologna and Lake Como
  16. 16 Berlin - Grouping attractions by location
  17. 17 Alsace to Austria?
  18. 18 Help with Spain/Portugal itinerary 33 days
  19. 19 Budapest language lessons
  20. 20 Tours in Wales
  21. 21 How to spend 6 days in Stockholm ?
  22. 22 Towns or hikes along Lake Lucerne
  23. 23 Loire Valley best place to linger
  24. 24 barcelona neighborhood
  25. 25 Itinerary Three Weeks Greece Fall 2018
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help! Can a Sat Nav purchased in Australia work in Europe?

Jump to last reply

Hello fellow travellers
We are planning to drive in Spain and Italy, and thought we might like to buy a sat nav device in Australia rather than hire one this time round. It makes sense as it would be useful for future trips and for use at home.

However it is not as straight forward as I thought it would be. Ive been to the shops, trawled online forums, and Tomtom, Garmin websites...and getting thoroughly muddled.

Is a sat nav universally compatible in all cars regardless of whether it is in Australia or Europe? Do i need an international adapter to charge it? I was told i need to buy an SD card to download europe maps bought online first before sticking it into the device to use the maps...another alternative would be to get a friend in the UK to buy it for us or buy one in Paris which is our first stop in Europe?

Any assistance and clarity on this is much appreciated.
Thanks!

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement