October Weather in Key West, Florida – 2022 – Winter Sun Expert (2022)

Key West is an island city and is part of Florida that Keys archipelago. The city is also known as 'Conch Republic' and it is popular for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses. The city is a cruise ship stop and it is accessible from the mainland. Key West is better known for its coral reefs and its diving and snorkeling destinations compared to its beaches. The city has many attractions and restaurants. Wintersun visitors should visit Key West for the amazing tropical weather and the amenities the city offers.

Weather October 2022 in Key West Florida:

Generally, October in Key West will be quite hot, with an average temperature of around 87°F / 31°C. But due to the moderate humidity it can feel slightly uncomfortable for some. You can expect around 12 rainy days, with on average 2.2 inches / 57 mm of rain during the month of October.

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Contents

  • 1 October weather in Key West Florida
  • 2 October weather in Key West Florida in more detail
    • 2.1 - What will the temperature be in Key West in October
    • 2.2 - Can you expect rain in October in Key West?
    • 2.3 - What will the water temperature be in Key West for October
    • 2.4 - Can you expect in October a lot of sunny days in Key West
    • 2.5 - Will it be comfortable in October in Key West?
  • 3 What to do in Key West Florida in October
  • 4 Is it humid in Key West Florida in October?
  • 5 Is October a good time to go to Key West Florida?
  • 6 Does it rain all day in Key West Florida in October?
  • 7 Is October the rainiest month in Key West Florida?
  • 8 Is October the most sunniest month in Key West Florida?
  • 9 Weather in Key West Florida in other months

October weather in Key West Florida

To get a good overview of the type of weather you can expect in October in Key West, we will look at the day and night temperature, minimum and maximum water temperature, and if October is comfortable or humid

Generally, October in Key West will be quite hot. Historical data shows that you can expect an average temperature of around 87°F / 31°C. But due to the moderate humidity it can feel slightly uncomfortable for some. During the night, it will cool down to around 69°F / 21°C. Many will prefer a location with air conditioning due to the high humidity level.

Key West has its share of rainy days in October. You can expect around 12 rainy days, with on average 2.2 inches / 57 mm of rain during the whole month.

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The forecast for October 2022 is based on historical data and are averages. They will give a good indication what you can expect, but the daily temperature and rain will fluctuate during the month.

October weather in Key West Florida in more detail

To get a better feeling for the type of weather, you can expect in October in Key West, we will look at the temperature, rain, wind, humidity, water temperature, and sun and clouds

- What will the temperature be in Key West in October

Generally, you can expect in October an average temperature of 87°F / 31°C during the day and an average of 69°F / 21°C during the night. In October, during the warmest part of the afternoon, the temperature can often get as high as 91°F / 33°C, and at the end of the night, it can get as low as 55°F / 13°C.

When looking at the whole year, January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of around 77°F / 25°C. August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of around 91°F / 33°C. When comparing October with the temperature in the month before and after, this is almost equal to September, which sees an average maximum temperature of around 89°F / 32°C. And slightly more than November, which sees an average maximum temperature of around 82°F / 28°C.

But average temperatures only tell half of the story. It is also good to check the maximum and minimum temperatures. When looking at the whole year, August is the hottest month, with a temperature of around 96°F / 36°C. January is the coldest month, with a temperature of around 84°F / 29°C. When comparing October with the temperature in the month before and after, this is almost equal to September, which sees an average maximum temperature of around 95°F / 35°C. And almost equal to November, which sees an average maximum temperature of around 87°F / 31°C.

In the following graph, you can see how many cold and hot days you can expect in Key West each month:

- Can you expect rain in October in Key West?

Generally, you can expect about 12 rain days in October, with on average 2.2 inches / 57 mm of rain.

When looking at the whole year, December is the dryest month, with an average rainfall of around 0.6 inches / 16 mmmm. September is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of around 3.5 inches / 89 mmmm. When comparing October with the month before and after, this is a lot less than September, which sees around 3.5 inches / 89 mm of rain. And a lot more than November, which sees around 0.7 inches / 19 mm of rain

If we look at the number of days with rain, December is the month with the least amount of rain days with an average of between 5 and 6 days. September is the month with the most rain days with an average of between 22 and 23 days. When comparing October with the month before and after, this is less than September, which sees an average of between 22 and 23 days of rain. And more than November, which sees an average of between 5 and 6 days of rain

- What will the water temperature be in Key West for October

You can expect in October, the water temperature for Key West to be between 86°F / 30°C and 78°F / 26°C.

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To compare the water temperature we will use the maximum water temperature. You can expect this temperature on a more sunny day, close to the shore, when the wind does not mix the relatively warmer and colder water.

August has the highest water temperature, with an average of between 87°F / 31°C and 89°F / 32°C. January has the lowest water temperature, with around 75°F / 24°C. When comparing the water temperature from October with the month before and after, October has a water temperature almost equal to September, with a water temperature of around 87°F / 31°C. And slightly more than the water temperature from November, that is around 82°F / 28°C.

- Can you expect in October a lot of sunny days in Key West

Generally, you can expect around 10 sunny days in October and around 16 partly sunny days. The remaining days will be cloudy.

When looking at the whole year, December is the month with the highest number of sunny days, with around 13 sunny days. June is the month with the lowest number of sunny days, with around 4 sunny days. When comparing October with the number of sunny days in the month before and after, it is higher than September, with around 4 sunny days. And almost equal to November, with an average of between 11 and 12 sunny days

We have looked at the sunny days in Key West. Let's also look at the cloudy or overcast days. June is the month with the highest number of cloudy days, with an average of between 7 and 8 cloudy days. April is the month with the lowest number of cloudy days, with an average of between 2 and 3 cloudy days. When comparing October with the number of cloudy days in the month before and after, it is slightly lower than September, with an average of between 6 and 7 cloudy days. And almost equal to November, with around 3 cloudy days

- Will it be comfortable in October in Key West?

Generally, October in Key West will be moderately humid, and can feel slightly uncomfortable for some.

We use the humidity and temperature in Key West to calculate the Wintersun Expert Comfort level for each month. The lower the Wintersun Expert Comfort level, the more comfortable it will be. Only for certain people, extremely dry air can feel slightly uncomfortable.

When looking at the whole year, January has the lowest humidity, with a Wintersun Expert comfort level of "comfortable" (not very humid). July has the highest humidity, with a Wintersun Expert comfort level of "extremely uncomfortable" (extremely humid). When comparing October with the month before and after, this is slightly less than September, which has a Wintersun Comfort level of "very uncomfortable" (very high humidity). And almost equal to November, which has a Wintersun Comfort level of "slightly uncomfortable" (moderately humid)

What to do in Key West Florida in October

Key West is a popular tourist location with many places that you can visit in the area:

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  • The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum: Visit the home of a historic writer Ernest Hemingway and get an educational tour of the efforts made by Nobel Prize winner in the American literature. You will also be lucky enough to see the Polydactyl Cats (six and seven-toed cats), the descendants of Ernest Hemingway's cats. You can visit the book/gift shop as well for souvenirs.
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park: Named after the US President Zachary Taylor, this Civil War-era fort offers the largest Civil War artillery in the US. Guided tours are offered daily at noon. The Fort offers the Key West's best beach, a café, fishing, and picnicking. Don't miss the Civil War reenactments as well.
  • Duval Street: Named after the first territorial governor of Florida, William Pope Duval, Duval Street is the hub for sightseeing, attractions, cuisine infused with local flavor and shopping. You can enjoy live music and bars.
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: You can visit this place to get educated about the art, culture, history, and architecture of Florida Keys through the educational programs and also exhibitions of the regional art.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not: Visit this museum of the famous TV show and watch the unusual and bizarre artifacts.
  • Smathers Beach: It is the largest beach in Key West, Florida with a length of a half-mile. You can visit this beach to relax and sunbathe under the scorching sun, play beach games, snorkel, para-sailing, and much more.

Is it humid in Key West Florida in October?

A lot of people ask interested in the humidity or relative humidity for Key West Florida in October. But the real question they want to ask is not about humidity but the amount of moisture in the air. Or better, about comfort. Will it be comfortable in October in Key West, or will high humidity make it uncomfortable.

To answer this question, we have to look at the dew point. Relative humidity can change a lot in Key West during the day and night, as it changes when the amount of moisture changes and, but also when the temperature changes. It is a lot less reliable for comfort. Where the dew point only varies with the amount of moisture in the air.

Looking at the dew point, we can see that for the month of October, you can expect that Key West will be moderately humid, and can feel slightly uncomfortable for some.

January is the month with the most comfort. It will not be very humid, and will feel comfortable. July is the most uncomfortable month. It will be extremely humid, and can feel extremely uncomfortable. In the graph, you can see that there is some difference between the most comfortable and most uncomfortable months

Is October a good time to go to Key West Florida?

Trying to answer the question of whether October is a good time to go to Key West is not as easy as it first seems. Some people like colder weather, and others prefer a warmer climate. Some are fine with some humidity, and others are not. If your location has air conditioning, the night temperature is less important.

These are some examples. I will try to answer the question with a more generic person in mind. The more detailed information in this article should be enough to check further if this applies to you as well.

If we look at the average temperature for Key West in October, we can see that it will be too hot for a lot of visitors. In October, you can expect it to be quite hot, with an average temperature of around 87°F / 31°C. But due to the moderate humidity it can feel slightly uncomfortable for some. During the night, it will be around 69°F / 21°C.

As the number of overcast days is not high, you can enjoy the sun with around 10 sunny days and 16 partly sunny days.

The last aspect we will look at is rain. You can expect around 12 rainy days, with on average 2.2 inches / 57 mm of rain during October. More then 5 days rain per month makes the chance higher you will see some rain during a shorter stay. But a day with rain does not mean a day you can not enjoy.

We have looked at the average day temperature, the night temperature, humidity, the number of overcast days, and the rain. We think that October in Key West Florida is not the most optimal destination. But that doesn't mean it is not a good time for you to go. As said before, each visitor has their own preferences when it comes to the weather.

Does it rain all day in Key West Florida in October?

In Key West, it does not rain all day in October. You can expect around 12 rainy days, with on average 2.2 inches / 57 mm of rain during the month.

Another way of looking at the rain is the number of sunny days. For Key West Florida, there are, on average 10 sunny days and 16 partly sunny days in October. That clearly shows that it is not raining all the time.

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Is October the rainiest month in Key West Florida?

October is not the month with the most rainy days, and not the month with the most rain.

To answer what the rainiest month is in Key West, we will both look at the month with the most rain, and the month with the highest number of rainy days.

September is the month with the the highest number of rainiest days. On average, you can expect 22 days with rain. December is the month with the lowest number of rainy days, with aproximately 6 days.

September is the month with the most rain. This is not equal as the one with the most rainy days. On average, you can expect 3.5 inches / 89 mm of rain. December is the month with the least amount of rain. This is not the same month as the one with the lowest number of rainy days. You can expect approximately 0.6 inches / 16 mm of rain.

Is October the most sunniest month in Key West Florida?

October is not the month with the most sunny days, not the month with the most partly sunny days, and it is not the month with the lowest number of overcast days.

To answer what the sunniest month is in Key West, we will of course look at the month with the most sunniest days, but also look at the month with the biggest number of days that are sunny or partly sunny.

December is the month with the highest number of sunny days. On average, you can expect 10 sunny days, and 16 partly suny days. June is the month with the lowest number of sunny days.

March is the month with the highest number of sunny days and partly sunny days combined. While June is the month with the lowest number of sunny days and partly sunny days combined.

The last thing we will look at is the number of overcast days. April is the month with the lowest number of overcast days. While June is the month with the highest number of overcast days.

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Weather in Key West Florida in other months

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  • Weather in Key West Florida for September
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  • Weather in Key West Florida for December

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FAQs

Is it still warm in Key West in October? ›

October Weather in Key West Florida, United States. Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 86°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 89°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 79°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 82°F.

Is October a good time to go to Key West? ›

October is a wonderful time to visit Key West. You'll find beautiful weather, crystal clear waters and even Fantasy Fest®, the Southernmost City's most popular event. Planning a trip to the island?

What should I wear in Florida in late October? ›

In Florida, during October, you can wear shorts, capris, t-shirts or blouses, and a light sweater in the evening and mornings. Additionally, bring comfortable shoes, bathing suits, and swim trunks. While there is less rain than in the previous months, a raincoat is still recommended.

Is it too cold to go to Florida in October? ›

The average high temperature for Florida in October is 84 degrees and the averate low is 65 degrees. It's warmer in South Florida on average, with the beginning of the month averaging highs of 88 and lows of 77; highs at the end of October average around 84 and lows 73.

Is it warm enough to swim in Key West in October? ›

In october, swimming is ideal on the beaches around Key West! With water reaching 87°F at most and 83°F on average, spending time in the water is very pleasant. Note also that in october, the climate is tolerable with an average outside temperature of 82°F, 9.9in of precipitation (over 12 days) and 77.29 % humidity.

Is Key West rainy in October? ›

Key West has its share of rainy days in October. You can expect around 12 rainy days, with on average 2.2 inches / 57 mm of rain during the whole month.

What is the cheapest month to go to Key West? ›

The fall (September–November) is the low season in Key West, and room rates can drop by 50 percent or more. The hot, storm-prone summer months also see lower prices, and you'll find decent discounts in April and May after the winter crowds thin out.

IS Key West expensive in October? ›

Winter (November through February) is the busiest season, and while the island is lively and fun, expect expensive flights and car rentals and for hotels and vacation rentals to be at capacity. Conversely, you'll find unbelievable deals every June through October, but at a price—it's during Atlantic hurricane season.

What is the coldest month in Key West? ›

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 7 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest month of the year in Key West is January, with an average low of 66°F and high of 74°F.

What should I pack for Florida in October? ›

Clothing and Accessories to Pack for a Florida Road Trip
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  2. Maxi Dress/Sun Dress. ...
  3. Rain Jacket/Coat. ...
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  5. Comfy Walking Sandals. ...
  6. Water Shoes. ...
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  8. Visor or Sun Hat.
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Is October a rainy month in Florida? ›

October is a great time to visit Florida as it's beautifully sunny and warm and is a relatively crowd-free time for sightseeing. You'll probably see some rain and thundery showers in October with an average of 16 days of rain in the month.

Is it still hot in Florida in October? ›

Florida Weather in October

You can expect temperatures near 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) throughout the state, though the northern parts of Florida may experience chillier evening temperatures, especially toward the end of the month. Average High Temp. Average Low Temp.

Is October a bad time to visit Florida? ›

The worst time of year to visit Florida is between June and October. First, you'll have insane amounts of monsoon rains to deal with. Then, you'll have to survive the nauseatingly humid heat that sticks to your every crevice. Also, insects abound, especially during July and August.

Is October a bad month for hurricanes in Florida? ›

It's October and in the Florida Panhandle we know all too well that it is the peak of our Atlantic Hurricane Season. In fact, Florida's worst storms often come in October due to the very warm water, more humid air in the tropics and a general pattern that favors strong hurricanes across the central Atlantic Ocean.

What part of Florida is warmest in October? ›

Miami has the highest temperatures in Florida all year, but also has the highest chance of being rattled with hurricanes as Florida's first line of defense in most circumstances. The beaches are usually less busy in October because of this, with water temps at 82.8°F (28.2°C).

What is the best month to go to Key West? ›

The best time to visit Key West is between March and May. The winter crowds will taper off, the hotel rates become reasonable and the weather is remarkably similar to winter's blissful 70s and 80s. Speaking of winter – that season is the island's busiest and priciest.

Which side of Florida is warmer? ›

Florida's east coast is slightly warmer than the west coast. However, the difference is pretty small, and you're likely to be nice and warm most anywhere in the Sunshine State. Major east-coast cities, particularly Miami, have a reputation for being nice and warm, and our data corroborates those claims.

What is hurricane season in Florida Keys? ›

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30 of each year. Historically, the most active time for hurricane development is mid-August through mid-October.

Is it humid in Key West in October? ›

Humidity. The relative humidity in Key West during October usually peaks at 81 percent in the morning then drops to 68 percent by early afternoon.

Can you drive from Miami to Key West? ›

Miami to Key West is a 159 mile drive that takes you across the Overseas Highway and offers some of the most stunning scenery in Florida. It can be completed in a few hours but it's definitely worth taking a few days to do this trip as there are plenty of spots along the way you'll want to stop and explore.

Is October a good time to visit Islamorada? ›

The best months for good weather in Islamorada are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December. On average, the warmest months are May, June, July, August, September and October. The rainiest months are August and September.

How many days do you need in Key West? ›

How Many Days Do You Need in Key West? Key West is worth a day trip, but the more time you have, the better! You could easily spend a week in Key West, but 3-4 days is optimal if you want to do it all and still have time to relax.

IS Key West worth the money? ›

So, is Key West worth visiting? Yes, it is because you can experience and enjoy so many different activities here and it's a great location for adults and children. In Key West you can enjoy beautiful beaches and sunsets, discover local wildlife and immerse yourself in maritime, literary and political history.

Do you need a car in Key West? ›

You don't really need a car in Key West unless you're planning to do a lot of shopping or are heading out to multiple far-fetched points in the Keys. The island is only four miles long and about one mile wide, so almost everything is located within walking distance.

Is food expensive in Key West? ›

While meal prices in Key West can vary, the average cost of food in Key West is $308 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Key West should cost around $123 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

How Safe Is Key West? ›

How Safe Is Key West Really? By crime statistics alone, it's a mixed bag. The chance of being a violent crime victim is one in 106. There's one in 1555 of being a robbery victim and a one in 249 chance of being a theft victim.

Why is Key West so popular? ›

Key West, the southernmost point in the United States, is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches, historic sites and its pastel, conch-style architechture.

Where do you fly into for Key West? ›

Airport Codes

EYW — Key West International Airport — Visitors can fly to Key West International Airport via connections or direct flights from a host of Florida cities. The airport offers a host of ground transportation options, including local shuttle buses and rental cars. Getting around Key West is fun and easy!

What is winter like in Key West Florida? ›

Key West Weather & Climate

Our climate in the winter maintains at around 75-80 degrees with warmer days mixed in. The weather is almost perfect every day here with passing showers that really don't last all day long like the fronts experienced up north.

Is it always windy in Key West? ›

Wind in Key West is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November.

What is the weather like in October in the Florida Keys? ›

October Weather in Key Largo Florida, United States. Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 86°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 89°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 77°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 80°F.

What shoes should I wear in Florida? ›

What shoes to pack for Florida. Flip-flops and sandals are ideal for wearing on the beach and poolside. Slip-on mesh water shoes are also another great option, especially if you want to explore tidal pools and climb on the rocks. For theme parks, you need comfortable walking shoes.

Can you go to the beach in Florida in October? ›

Florida's beaches are great to visit in the fall season and are home to an endless stretch of idyllic coastline. The cooler temperatures, lower humidity, and fewer crowds mean it is the perfect time to spend a weekend away with the family and enjoy a little fun in the sun.

What is the most humid month in Florida? ›

Florida has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (60.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71%). Wind in Florida is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November.

Where is hot in October? ›

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Is Florida humid in October? ›

The average humidity in October is listed below for places in Florida.
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Which part of Florida has the best weather? ›

With an average daily temperature of 73 degrees and only one day below freezing, it's no surprise this Treasure Coast city was named one of best when it comes to ideal weather.

What is the cheapest month to go to Florida? ›

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High season is considered to be May and June. The cheapest month to fly to Florida is September.

What is Florida's October weather? ›

Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 86°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 90°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 72°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 76°F.

What month is the best time to go to Florida? ›

Based on average weather, crowds, and rates, the best times to visit Florida are March-April or September-October. We'll break down the best time to plan your Florida vacation by season, with details on Florida's eight regions, weather, crowds, activities, and rates.

What is the hurricane prediction for 2022? ›

CSU predicts an “above-average” chance (68%) of at least one major hurricane making landfall across the entire U.S. coastline, a 43% chance of a major hurricane making landfall along the East Coast (including the Florida peninsula), and a 43% chance along the Gulf Coast.

Do hurricanes happen in October? ›

While the Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, the period from August through early October tends to produce the most hurricanes and tropical storms in an average year. The period from August through early October tends to produce the most hurricanes and tropical storms in an average year.

What months are the worst for hurricanes? ›

The strongest time for hurricane activity seems to be between mid-August through mid-October. Wind factors and temperature and moisture are perfect during this time to encourage cyclonic activity.

What part of Florida is the hottest in the winter? ›

1. Miami, Florida. Miami, Florida holds the title for the warmest city in the USA during the winter.

Is the Ocean in Florida cold in October? ›

Yes!

In october, swimming is ideal on the beaches around Tampa! With water reaching 85°F at most and 82°F on average, spending time in the water is very pleasant. Note also that in october, the climate is good with an average outside temperature of 78°F, 3.6in of precipitation (over 5 days) and 81.75 % humidity.

Where should I vacation in October? ›

Best Places to Visit in October
  • Asheville, NC.
  • Bali.
  • Acadia National Park.
  • Serengeti National Park.
  • Santorini.
  • Kyoto.
  • Sonoma.
  • Vienna.

What is off season in Key West? ›

Visit Key West in the off-season

The fall (September–November) is the low season in Key West, and room rates can drop by 50 percent or more. The hot, storm-prone summer months also see lower prices, and you'll find decent discounts in April and May after the winter crowds thin out.

What is the coldest month in Key West Florida? ›

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 7 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest month of the year in Key West is January, with an average low of 66°F and high of 74°F.

What is the best month to go to Key West? ›

The best time to visit Key West is between March and May. The winter crowds will taper off, the hotel rates become reasonable and the weather is remarkably similar to winter's blissful 70s and 80s. Speaking of winter – that season is the island's busiest and priciest.

Is it hurricane season in October in Florida? ›

The Florida hurricane season is most active mid-summer through October. September is the most likely month for landfall hurricanes in the Sunshine State.

What is the cheapest month to go to the Florida Keys? ›

The key strategies are: Go during the off season, roughly June to November. (September and November are the cheapest of all.) Shop around for accommodations and compromise on amenities or location.

How many days do you need in Key West? ›

How Many Days Do You Need in Key West? Key West is worth a day trip, but the more time you have, the better! You could easily spend a week in Key West, but 3-4 days is optimal if you want to do it all and still have time to relax.

IS Key West worth the money? ›

So, is Key West worth visiting? Yes, it is because you can experience and enjoy so many different activities here and it's a great location for adults and children. In Key West you can enjoy beautiful beaches and sunsets, discover local wildlife and immerse yourself in maritime, literary and political history.

Is Key West hotter than Miami? ›

Usually just a couple of degrees warmer in Key West, but the beaches there are not as nice as the ones in Miami so I'd choose Miami if you want to sunbathe in that warm weather- most Key West beaches are small, rocky and often filled with smelly seaweed because of their position in relation to the reef.

Do you need a car in Key West? ›

You don't really need a car in Key West unless you're planning to do a lot of shopping or are heading out to multiple far-fetched points in the Keys. The island is only four miles long and about one mile wide, so almost everything is located within walking distance.

How Safe Is Key West? ›

How Safe Is Key West Really? By crime statistics alone, it's a mixed bag. The chance of being a violent crime victim is one in 106. There's one in 1555 of being a robbery victim and a one in 249 chance of being a theft victim.

How is the drive from Miami to Key West? ›

Miami to Key West is a 159 mile drive that takes you across the Overseas Highway and offers some of the most stunning scenery in Florida. It can be completed in a few hours but it's definitely worth taking a few days to do this trip as there are plenty of spots along the way you'll want to stop and explore.

How many days do you need in the Florida Keys? ›

While it's always ideal to spend more time in any destination, I recommend staying for at least four days in the Florida Keys, if not longer. To accomplish many things to do in the Florida Keys, you'll need a solid five days.

What is hurricane season in Florida Keys? ›

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30 of each year. Historically, the most active time for hurricane development is mid-August through mid-October.

Is October a bad time to go to Florida? ›

If you're looking for good weather and relatively crowd-free sightseeing, October is one of the best times to visit Florida. Temperatures average around 72 F (22 C) in places like Orlando and Kissimmee, with less and less rain as November approaches. Look out for Halloween-themed events at attractions across the state.

What is the hurricane prediction for 2022? ›

CSU predicts an “above-average” chance (68%) of at least one major hurricane making landfall across the entire U.S. coastline, a 43% chance of a major hurricane making landfall along the East Coast (including the Florida peninsula), and a 43% chance along the Gulf Coast.

How many hurricanes hit Florida in October? ›

Memorable October hurricanes

Since 1851, 36 October hurricanes, including 11 major hurricanes, have made a Florida landfall – an event that technically occurs when the center of a storm breaches the coast. Most of Florida's October horrors have no name, forming before monikers were awarded.

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