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.
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.
Orlando is a fantastic holiday destination with many great things to do whether you’re with your family, friends or by yourself. Here are our top picks for places to visit during your holiday in Orlando, Florida:
Walt Disney World – Of course Disney World was always going to be on this list, it is the perfect place for loads of family holiday fun in Orlando. Bring your kids here and they’ll love you forever, you’ll also get to have plenty of fun for yourself with many of their amusement rides and attractions.
Universal Resort – Many of us love movies, many of us want to be in the movies, now you can have that ultimate movie experience during your holiday at Universal Orlando! This marvellous theme park resort is fully movie and TV based with experiences from huge blockbuster films such as Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. You can also hang out with the Minions from Despicable Me, if you haven’t had enough of them already.
Lake Eola Park – This is a calmer, cheaper and more down to earth Orlando day out if you need a break from the excitement and adventure of the big theme parks. This beautifully scenic Orlando public park makes for a wonderful and relaxing day out. Walk around and admire the views in the gorgeous warm Orlando weather, or hire a swan boat and float around the beautiful waters under the hot Florida sun.
International Drive holidays are all about fun in the sun, so if you’re after an action-packed break in Florida we’ve definitely got what you’re looking for.
Kissimmee is one of the best places to stay in Florida if you want to be just a short drive from the many attractions in the state. Our Kissimmee holidays will put you right in the middle of the action.
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