Florida Tourism: Plan Your Trip to Florida
Florida Is Great For
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Travelers' pro tips for experiencing Florida
In the words of those who've been there before ...
What is the best way to get there?
Florida’s largest airports are Orlando International Airport and Miami International Airport. There’s also the Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Tampa International Airport, Daytona Beach, and Jacksonville.
Amtrak trains have daily connections between New York and Miami, stopping at Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and other destinations along the way.
Do I need a visa?
If you’re visiting the United States from overseas, use the government’s Visa Wizard to see if you need a visa.
When is the best time to visit?
November-May: Year-round sunshine means there’s no bad time to visit Florida, but temperatures are most pleasant in the south during the winter months. Expect temperatures to reach 77°F (25°C) between November to May; perfect for lounging on Miami’s beaches, visiting Orlando’s theme parks, or cruising around Florida Keys.
Hurricane season lasts from June to November, so heed local weather warnings and expect frequent thunderstorms if visiting during this period.
While it’s easy to get around Miami or Orlando without a car, state-wide travel is most convenient with your own transport. Car and motorcycle rentals are available from airports, cities, and major hotels around the state.
Greyhound buses connect Florida’s principal cities, while local buses will take you to beaches and smaller towns. For timetables and fares, see here.
Amtrak has daily train services between Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, and Tampa.
Large parts of Florida are flat, and cycling is a popular way to explore; there are numerous long-distance routes including the Florida Coast to Coast Trail. Bike-share systems (such as CitiBike and Lime) are also in place in Orlando and Miami.
Are there local customs I should know?
Find more information about local customs and etiquette in the United States generally here.