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Best time to visit Destin, FL, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Destin is November

Destin can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, November is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Destin can rise as high as 33℃ (92℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 5℃ (41℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Destin when the days are longest, you should visit in July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Destin in August. Head over there in May instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

For more information about when to travel to Destin, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

May

Most daylight

July

Destin seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Destin as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Destin is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Destin

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Destin for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Destin climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Destin for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Destin in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Destin in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Destin in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Destin in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Destin in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Destin in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Destin in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Destin in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Destin in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Destin in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Destin in November

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Destin in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Destin in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Destin is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Destin is generally around May. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in May first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Destin is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Destin, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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