Come for the sunshine, not for the heat
The best time to visit Orlando, Florida, for the weather is during the winter months and through spring. While most of the country is dealing with the bitter cold, Orlando is usually warm and dry, with temperatures typically in the 40s or 50s (4–15°C) at night and up to the high 70s or low 80s (24–28°C) during the day. On the other hand, summer months can be brutal, with high temperatures and humidity levels you probably aren’t used to and an unpredictable rainy season that can bring severe thunderstorms. Also, hurricanes can pose a risk all the way through November.
Best times for lodging and flights
Spring and autumn are good times to travel to Orlando because you can usually (except during major holidays) take advantage of better prices on hotels and airfare. During the summer months and winter holiday breaks when school is out, however, hotels and airlines raise rates as families travel to the city for vacation.
Skip the crowds at Orlando tourist attractions
The best times to visit Disney and the other major theme parks in Orlando are also spring and autumn. The weather is generally temperate, and the attractions aren’t nearly as crowded. Winter is regularly the busiest season for the major attractions, though summers can be just as jam-packed. However, don’t let these tidbits prevent you from visiting one of the annual seasonal attractions at major theme parks, including Walt Disney World® Resort’s Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in spring or Universal Studios® Halloween Horror Nights® in the fall. Also, it’s always best to arrive at major theme parks early in the day, as they will stop admitting visitors once they reach capacity.