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Orlando When To Go and Weather

Peak Season June - August; School Holidays
Because so many of Orlando’s visitors are families, there are peaks throughout the year roughly timed with school holidays. The summer months, when school is out, bring a flood of visitors with children and lasts from roughly Memorial Day through Labor Day. So, if you're looking to take a family vacation, and don't want the kids to miss school, summer would be the best time to visit Orlando. (Though large crowds mean this isn't necessarily the best time to visit Florida theme parks.) The second peak lasts from just after Thanksgiving through the first of the new year and culminates the week between Christmas and New Year, traditionally the busiest of the year. Peaks also occur around major holidays, and especially during school spring break season around Easter time. 

If you're thinking about combining a trip to Orlando with other places in Florida, here are some of the best times to go. 

-Best time to visit the Florida Everglades: November - May 
-Best time to visit the Florida Keys: December - April 
-Best time to visit the Florida Gulf Coast: December - April 
-Best time to visit the Florida Panhandle: May - September
Off-Season September
September—traditionally a slow month for travel—is Orlando’s slowest time of year. It’s also the heart of the hurricane season (June through November) and there are typically good rates available on hotels from Labor Day through early November. 
Shoulder Season January - March
The month of January up until President’s Day in February is normally quieter than either December or March. Orlando weather in February, March and April is pleasant, with temperatures generally averaging in the 70s and 80s in the day and cooling off in the upper 50s and 60s for comfortable evenings. February is the best time to visit Florida Disney parks - or any Orlando theme parks - as there are fewer tourists. Visitation builds during March and through spring break, then drops off again until Memorial Day, which kicks off the peak summer months. If you're traveling elsewhere in the state, winter can be the best time to visit Florida beaches.

Monthly Averages

Orlando, FL Weather Forecast

7-Day Forecast

  • Tue


    Thunder- storms

    78  70

  • Wed


    Scattered Thunder- storms

    84  65

  • Thu


    Mostly Cloudy

    80  62

  • Fri



    79  59

  • Sat


    Mostly Sunny

    82  64

  • Sun


    Mostly Sunny

    85  67

  • Mon


    Partly Cloudy

    85  68