Orlando – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Orlando is a city in the American state of Florida. Orlando is known for its many theme parks, especially its main theme park resort Disney World. Due to the warm weather in Orlando and the vast amount of holiday activities on offer, it has become a very popular holiday destination that attracts huge amounts of visitors year round.
Ideal Time to Go: Although it's a year-round destination, we recommend booking your Orlando holiday for September-October as the weather is warm and the parks & attractions will be less busy than during peak season. Peak holiday season in Orlando are March-April (Spring Break), June-August (Summer Break) and December-January (Winter Break).
Weather: Orlando has a very warm climate with an annual average temperature of 22°C; this is one of the things that make it a great holiday destination. The warmest months in Orlando are July & August with an average temperature of 28°C, which is very warm indeed. The coolest months in Orlando are December-February with an average temperature of around 16°C. July may be the hottest month in Orlando but it is also the wettest with an average of 196mm of rain over 23 rainy days. Similar rain patterns can be seen from June through to September, throughout the rest of the year the rain is less prominent with around 60mm rainfall over 10 days of each month.
Flight Time: Direct flights from London to Orlando, Florida take little over 9 hours.
Time Difference: Orlando, Florida is 5 hours behind UK time.
Currency: USD ($)
Fun Fact: The city of Orlando has the official nickname “The City Beautiful”.
Top Tip: Avoid feeding wild animals – Orlando is home to various wild animals that you should avoid feeding for your own safety and convenience.
How to Get There
Orlando is an immensely popular holiday destination so direct holiday flights to Orlando from the UK can be found at airports all across the UK all year round and often at reasonably cheap prices. You can fly into both Orlando's main international airport or Sanford Airport is another option where you'll sometimes find slightly cheaper flights, albeit from a narrower choice of UK airports.