This destination is synonymous with a dream vacation! Hundreds of kilometres of beaches, amusement parks, nature parks, wild parties... nothing is missing. So it's no wonder Florida welcomes sixty million visitors a year. Tourism is the main source of income in this southeastern United States state, which is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. If its capital is Tallahassee, Miami is much better known, a mythical city rich in Latin American cultural influences, artistic vitality and nightlife that compete in luxury in the upscale South Beach district. In Orlando, there are about ten huge theme parks to choose from, the most famous being Walt Disney World Resort, which alone includes four theme parks and more than twenty hotels. Nature lovers will go to other parks, natural ones, including Dry Tortugas on the Keys Archipelago, seven islands at the end of the world in the turquoise waters that delight divers, or Everglades National Park, a gigantic subtropical mangrove swamp that is home to a rich birdlife. Florida also has 30,000 lakes and more than 100 protected natural areas, orange cultivation and Kennedy Space Center, home to the aerospace and military industry, and above all 300 days of sunshine per year. Within the Sun Belt, a sunny belt, this state does not only attract tourists. It is highly sought after by companies, wealthy businessmen and wealthy retirees. Consult your tourist guide for more information!

The must-see places in Florida

When to go to Florida?

It is advisable to travel to Florida between November and April. It is the dry season: temperatures are not excessive, air humidity is lower and mosquitoes are fewer. The hurricane season runs from June to November. Temporary showers occur almost every day, making the atmosphere already hot (about 35°C) and very humid. Mosquitoes are then numerous. In winter, the mild temperatures make the region a magnet for crowds of retirees. The period is ideal but there are many people and prices are at their highest. In summer, you will have to withstand temperatures between 30°C and 40°C. Mosquitoes are abundant in some areas. In August, there is a violent storm almost every day and it is also the season of devastating tornadoes and hurricanes. To fully appreciate Florida's charms without too many people, it is better to stay in spring or autumn... Spring is magnificent (especially April and May). The air is warm, the humidity still bearable and the vegetation is in full bloom. In autumn, the vegetation turns red and golden, the temperatures are pleasant, the humidity measured.

How to go to Florida? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. It is widely and under many formulas in the catalogue of tour operators. It's the assurance of having a little control over your budget. But beware of tips and all the perks will quickly inflate the bill. But the hardest thing in Florida is to be reasonable.

Discover our selection of travel agencies for this destination

It is a destination that really does not pose any problems for the autonomous visitor. Take an air-only flight to Miami or Fort Lauderdale. On site, rent a car and compose your trip as you wish. Do your accounts regularly. You spend your savings quickly in Florida.

Urban transport is very affordable and taxis are not very advantageous. But as in the rest of the United States, the ideal is to have a car. In the Keys or Miami, a scooter is fine. In Orlando, most hotels offer shuttles to the parks and the city's bus network is well designed. Taxis are much cheaper than in France but Uber is even cheaper! Uber has offices in all major cities in Florida, but not in Key West.

Prepare for your trip Florida

Transportation
  • comp_pv_maritime
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
  • Airbnb rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Airbnb experiences
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

Florida travel inspiration

Pictures Florida

Discover Florida

Practical information
When to travel?

It is advisable to travel to Florida between November and April. It is the dry season: temperatures are not excessive...
Read more about it

Weather forecast

Heat and humidity are the two constants of Florida's subtropical climate. Temperatures remain mild, ranging from 12...
Read more about it

Budget

The currency is the US dollar. Make your reservation of quarters that serve all day long: buses, car parks, tolls.......
Read more about it

Formalities

French travelers to Florida must have a valid biometric or electronic passport, or a valid individual machine-readabl...
Read more about it

Health

A trip to Florida does not require you to be vaccinated before leaving. But as with any travel, it is advisable to up...
Read more about it

How to travel by yourself?

It is a destination that really does not pose any problems for the autonomous visitor. Take an air-only flight to Mia...
Read more about it

How to get organized?

Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. It is widely and under many formulas in...
Read more about it

Getting around

Urban transport is very affordable and taxis are not very advantageous. But as in the rest of the United States, the...
Read more about it

Featured articles Florida

10 plages infestées par les requins, attention avant de faire trempette

Even if now is not the time for long and long journeys, it is certain that as soon as the health situation allows it, many of us will fly to faraway destinations. Especially to get the sun, the sea and the pleasure of spending time on the most beautiful beaches in the world. However be careful, it is not good to settle down on all the beaches of the globe to swim. The reason? The presence in the waters for some of them of one of the most ...

Top 10 des îles à louer pour les vacances si vous gagnez au loto

And if it does happen, after years of filling in grids, you could end up winning the lottery jackpot! In other words, all possible journeys around the world would be possible. If you are immediately asked what you first think of, it is most likely to be in the sun, lazing around with a cocktail in your hand on the edge of a lagoon or a swimming pool in luxurious accommodation, and if possible, away from the crowds to enjoy this enchanting ...

New York et Floride : deux destinations hors-pair pour découvrir l'Amérique

A trip to the United States is always unique. In this immense country, the different states are all reasons to treat yourself to a getaway, no matter what time of year it is. When planning a trip to the United States, the choice of destination is not necessarily the simplest thing to do, as the possibilities are so wide and the worlds so different. In the TOP destinations, those that inevitably seduce travellers from all over the world, we ...

To discover on Petit Futé
Review