For most of us, the city of Orlando means specifically Disney World and Universal Studios
, the two most visited theme parks in the entire world! To ensure you can have the best of times while visiting these parks, it's important to know how to choose the right season
to visit based on Orlando's climate
, average temperatures, and rainfall.
Index: The Best Time to Travel to Orlando
Orlando's Average Temperatures
Orlando, located in what is considered central-northern Florida
, has a humid subtropical climate
that differs somewhat from Miami & South Florida's. For Orlando, we can divide the year into two macro-seasons,
one, from May to the end of September, characterized by hot and rainy weather
and the other, the winter
one, from October to April with average
, but decidedly drier, temperatures
. Let's see the temperature table here below.
As for South Florida, even in Orlando, winter
is the least rainy
season while rains intensify from April to September. This is also the season known for hurricanes and tropical storms
, and humidity dominates increasing the general perception of the heat.
Orlando in Spring-Summer
As mentioned above, this is the time of year with the highest temperatures
. During the day, it reaches 85/90F - 29/33C degrees and the high level of humidity
does not help, but if you go to Orlando to visit the Theme Parks, then you will enjoy visiting the water parks and their attractions
-- Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach. It is also peak-season for tourism, so expect a heavy presence of both American and foreign tourists.
A short driving distance from Orlando, you will also find another attraction
that you should not miss - The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral
. As well as the beautifule natural reserve and wildlife refuge of Merit Island.
Orlando in Fall-Winter
During this time of year, especially in October and November, temperatures can drop
with highs staying below 80F/30C degrees and minimums around 62F/15C degrees. The coldest months
, if we can call them that, are December and January
, but even during this time, the temperatures hardly drop below 62F/15C degrees during the day with minimums around 50F/8-9C degrees. The climate is drier
, therefore less rain which is great when visiting the parks of Disney World and Universal Studios.
When to Visit Orlando
Choose the summer season
if you like water parks
and their attractions, but try avoiding the rainiest months. You will find many tourists during summer-time, but the prices are still accessible
, unlike during holidays
beginning with Thanksgiving, late November, to continue uninterruptedly until the first half of January. During this period, prices go up a lot,
if you planning on traveling during this peak season
, you should book in advance and be ready to find lines at the popular attractions
especially when schools are not in session and during the weekends.
Regardless of the season you end up choosing to visit Orlando, we always recommend a good sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
, the sun
tends to be quite strong in Florida
and you need to protect your skin. Also, make sure to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water
, especially during Summer time.