Is October A Good Time To Visit Florida?

Updated 11 September 2023 | by Lara McComish

We're big advocates for villa holidays to the Sunshine State year-round, but today we're here to show you why it's a good idea to visit Florida in October. 

Florida Sunshine State sign

Is October A Good Time To Go To Florida?

You betcha! Florida in October offers seven hours of sunshine per day with fewer tourists around to steal your rays. Take advantage of the lesser crowds by centring your family holiday around visits to Walt Disney World and other big-family theme parks. After all, visiting Orlando Disney in October half-term means you'll get the added bonus of the Disney Halloween nights. Speaking of bonuses, we have some great late booking discounts to help you find a last-minute Florida holiday this October half-term.

Florida Weather In October 

Florida is a long-haul choice for guaranteed October sunshine. Temperatures sit at 80°F (26°C) during the day in October with far lower humidity compared to summer. Evenings rarely gets beneath 64°F (18°C) making it ideal for BBQ nights in the villa. Make the most of your seven daily hours of sunshine by spending your days one of Florida's spectacular beaches. The sea temperature is literally as hot as the beaches or often hotter, with sea temperatures simmering at 81°F (27°C).

Booking a villa in Florida: main holiday resorts

Our pick of Florida villa destinations perfect for October half-term holidays.

1. Orlando Disney

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Walt Disney Resort entrance in Florida

Orlando Disney villa holidays are a magical choice for little ones. With all the big theme parks and attractions on your doorstep, you'll be spoiled silly for which resort to go to first. 

2. Gulf Coast

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Gulf Coast sunset

The Gulf Coast is home to white sandy beaches and some killer Florida sunsets!

3. Miami

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Miami is a vibrant coastal city that's home to great watersports, museums and restaurants for your family to try out. 

Choose a villa in Florida

Here are some cheap villas in Florida for summer 2020