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The best month for YOU to visit Florida

This detailed guide will help you choose the best time to visit Florida. Florida is an all year-round destination and there is a month to suit everyone, whether you're planning a trip with the family, extended family, or as a couple.

Florida by Month

With an average of 237 days of sunshine, Florida is an obvious holiday destination for sunshine lovers, but just like everywhere, Florida has its seasons which play an important part in your overall experience of Florida

With the stunning beaches of the Gulf Coast, the numerous theme parks Orlando is famed for and a lot of private holiday villas to rent, it can be the makings of a dream summer holiday – enjoying the best of Florida at its busiest and most full of life.

Or visit during the spring and autumn months and enjoy lower villa prices, shorter queues, fewer people and less humidity.

Florida truly is a whole year-round holiday destination and there is a month to suit everyone’s idea of perfect.

Our simple month-by-month guide is here to help you plan your holiday, your way.

Florida in January

One of the coolest months of the year and classed as ‘off-season’, but with temperatures hitting a high of 23 degrees it is still possible to do a lot of outdoor exploring, particularly in and around Florida Keys. Orlando is a favourite with the domestic tourists of North America looking to escape the snow, but you’ll still find great deals and smaller crowds at Disney and Universal Studios.

Average Florida temperature in January: 17 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in January: 35mm

Perfect for

  • Couples wanting a quieter break
  • Those looking for a warm winter break without the humidity
  • Catching a college football game – Orlando goes crazy for the Capital One Bowl

Florida in February

February in Florida is when things start warming up and the month plays host to Florida’s biggest party: Mardi Gras at Universal Studios in Orlando! With some of the biggest names in music performing live and daily parades, it truly is unmissable. After all that excitement take a day trip to Miami where the water is warm this time of year. Oh, and if you’re in Florida at the end of February, be sure to check out the Daytona 500, Nascar’s most famous and action-packed event

Average Florida temperature in February: 17 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in February: 26mm

Perfect for

  • Families with small (non-school age) children
  • Couples who love a day trip
  • Those seeking heat without the high season humidity

Florida in March

SPRING BREAK! Dry and sunny, March signals the arrival of spring in Florida, with the beaches and resorts playing host to students looking for a week of fun during the infamous Spring Break period. And the fun doesn’t stop there - for five days in late March, DJs, musicians, promoters and music-industry execs converge on Miami to party and strike deals during the Winter Music Conference.

However, it isn’t all about partying and March is a great month for culture and sightseeing – there is the International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot in Orlando, or the Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.

Average Florida temperature in March: 21 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in March: 28mm

Perfect for

  • Couples looking for a fun filled holiday
  • Spending a few days in Miami
  • Those looking for an early Easter break

Florida in April

April is a fantastic time to visit Florida. The weather is getting warmer, the days are get longer and as the spring-break crowds fade, the prices drop. Surprisingly, despite this there aren’t any of the big crowds and theme park queues associated with visiting Florida in high season. Additionally, there is plenty to do locally with the Siesta Fiesta arts festival in Sarasota and the Florida Film Festival held in Winter Park, near Orlando.

Average Florida temperature in April: 24 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in April: 25mm

Perfect for

  • Shorter queues at Disney World Resort and Universal Studios
  • Families with young children
  • Culture vultures and film buffs

Florida in May

May marks the start of the warmest part of the year and is a great time to visit Florida. Crowds at big ticket attractions like Disney and Universal are manageable as is the heat. The theme parks get busier around Memorial Day so a perfect chance to relax at your holiday villa or take in some local sights and events if you don’t fancy the crowds. You’ve got the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, which showcases musicians, dancers and artists from around the globe. Or take a break from the rollercoasters and enjoy Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – the famous topiaries make for great photo opps.

Average Florida temperature in May: 26 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in May: 34mm

Perfect for

  • Sunseekers
  • Those looking for both adventure and relaxation
  • Visiting Disney World Resort and Universal Studios

Florida in June

Although one of Florida’s wettest month (Orlando sees around 7.5 inches of rain falling) this shouldn’t put you off. The rainclouds go as quick as they came and are replaced by glorious sunshine – fantastic for beach days, particularly on the Gulf Coast. Theme park crowds are getting to their peak so for those wanting to still get their fill of rollercoasters, it is best to go early in the day and then spend the afternoon relaxing by your villa rental’s private pool.

Average Florida temperature in June: 28 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in June: 89mm

Perfect for

  • Beach lovers
  • Sunseekers
  • Fashionistas – it’s Miami Fashion Week!

Florida in July

It’s getting hot in here! Temperatures across Florida soar in July but you can cool off at the beach or by your villa pool, and there are some great villa holiday deals around this time so a great chance to really make your budget stretch. Additionally, the blockbuster theme parks often have admission price deals on around this time. Florida knows how to throw a celebration, with Fourth of July parades, fireworks and laser shows to mark America’s Independence Day.

Average Florida temperature in July: 29 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in July: 61mm

Perfect for

  • Those looking for a cheaper Florida villa holiday
  • Those who like it hot
  • A fun and action packed family holiday

Florida in August

Schools out and it’s hot, hot, hot – you’ll be grateful for that air-conditioned holiday villa! The beaches and a dip in the ocean are a great way to cool off. And the midday sun is a great time to seek sanctuary at the shopping malls or International Drive! Theme parks are at their busiest in August but get quieter towards the end of the month.

Average Florida temperature in August: 29 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in August: 77mm

Perfect for

  • Fun and sunshine filled family holidays
  • Sun seeking couples wanting a late August holiday
  • Beach lovers

Florida in September

September is one of the best times to visit Florida - with temperatures beginning to ease, the beaches and theme parks are noticeably less crowded. It’s also a great time to visit The Everglades National Park as the alligators are most active during this part of the wet season. Wet season means rain, but the showers are short and replaced with bright sunshine.

Average Florida temperature in September: 28 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in September: 80mm

Perfect for

  • Sunny but milder temperatures
  • Couples or families with small children
  • Lovers of the great outdoors

Florida in October

October is perhaps one of the best months to head to Florida if you would like to visit when there is less rain but still plenty of warm weather. And for those who love Halloween there is no better place to be on 31st October than in Orlando Florida. Walt Disney World Resort loves a trick or treat, and watch out for goblins, monsters and mummies roaming the streets and creeping up behind you at Universal Studios!

Average Florida temperature in October: 25 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in October: 27mm

Perfect for

  • Last minute half term break to Orlando or Kissimmee
  • Halloween and theme park lovers
  • Those looking for a relaxing break

Florida in November

November marks the start of the dry winter season, where a lot of domestic tourists from the north come to enjoy the warmer winter climate and celebrate Thanksgiving. Although the temperatures are lower it is still warm enough for a dip in the ocean and providing hurricane season is over it is the perfect time for hiking and outdoor adventures. Those after some more cultural exploits will enjoy The International Film Festival takes over Fort Lauderdale for 2 weeks and Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival where singer-songwriters play in venues across the Gulf Coast,

Average Florida temperature in November: 22 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in November: 10mm

Perfect for

  • A trip to Miami where it is the driest and warmest
  • Music and film lovers
  • Outdoor adventures

Florida in December

With the cold month of December regularly reaching up to 22 degrees in Orlando, you won’t be shivering. Orlando does get busy over Christmas and New Year but it’s a magical time with events and parades throughout the month. December also plays host to the Art Basel Miami Beach – one of the biggest international art shows in the world - enjoy open-air art installations around town, special exhibitions at many Miami galleries and outdoor film screenings. With many of the attractions and theme parks still open, it’s a great time to visit if you like quiet streets and cooler weather.

Average Florida temperature in December: 20 degrees

Average Florida rainfall in December: 8mm

Perfect for

  • A magical Christmas winter break
  • A quiet and relaxing getaway
  • Those who like cool but sunny climates

As you can see, Florida has something for everyone no matter when you choose to visit. Think about what you want to see and do, and what weather suits you most – then book a holiday villa with Florida4less to have your perfect holiday, your way.

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