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Best time to visit Florida

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The best time to visit Florida is November-May

Florida is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, November-May is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Miami, Florida can reach a top of 31℃ (88℉). The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 15℃ (59℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Florida depending on the geography.

The days are longest in Florida in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Florida in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Florida. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Florida seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Florida is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in Florida

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MiamiSeptember
23℃
19℃
24℃
20℃
24℃
20℃
26℃
23℃
28℃
25℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
28℃
31℃
28℃
30℃
27℃
28℃
25℃
26℃
22℃
24℃
21℃
OrlandoMarch-April
20℃
11℃
22℃
13℃
25℃
15℃
28℃
18℃
30℃
21℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
28℃
20℃
25℃
16℃
22℃
14℃
TampaMay
20℃
12℃
22℃
14℃
24℃
15℃
28℃
19℃
30℃
22℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
26℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
29℃
21℃
25℃
17℃
22℃
15℃
JacksonvilleSeptember-October
17℃
9℃
20℃
11℃
23℃
13℃
27℃
17℃
30℃
20℃
32℃
23℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
31℃
23℃
27℃
19℃
22℃
14℃
20℃
12℃
Fort LauderdaleSeptember-November
23℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
24℃
20℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
25℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
31℃
28℃
30℃
27℃
28℃
25℃
26℃
22℃
24℃
20℃
Key WestSeptember-November
23℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
24℃
27℃
26℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
30℃
29℃
29℃
28℃
28℃
27℃
26℃
24℃
24℃
22℃
Panama City BeachSeptember-October
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
Palm BeachApril-May
22℃
18℃
23℃
19℃
24℃
20℃
26℃
23℃
27℃
24℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
28℃
25℃
25℃
22℃
24℃
20℃
PensacolaMarch-April
15℃
8℃
18℃
10℃
21℃
13℃
24℃
17℃
28℃
21℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
23℃
26℃
18℃
20℃
12℃
17℃
10℃
Fort MyersSeptember
22℃
14℃
23℃
15℃
25℃
17℃
28℃
20℃
30℃
23℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
29℃
22℃
26℃
18℃
24℃
17℃
ClearwaterApril-May
19℃
13℃
20℃
15℃
22℃
17℃
25℃
20℃
28℃
23℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
30℃
26℃
27℃
22℃
24℃
18℃
21℃
16℃
NaplesNovember
22℃
15℃
23℃
17℃
24℃
18℃
27℃
21℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
26℃
29℃
23℃
26℃
20℃
24℃
18℃
Siesta KeyMarch-May
20℃
13℃
22℃
15℃
24℃
16℃
27℃
20℃
29℃
23℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
28℃
22℃
25℃
18℃
22℃
16℃
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Top FAQs

Florida is in North America.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in Florida here.
The warmest month of the year in Miami, one of the most popular places to visit in Florida, is August.
The driest month of the year in Miami, Florida, is usually around January each year.

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