Miami in December / January: enjoy the winter in Florida

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How is the weather in December in Miami?

We fly to Miami in December. At the end of December we get the usual winter blues. Christmas is just over. It will be months before the first spring flowers peak through the snow. We are starved for sun. So what to do? Only one thing helps: fly in the sun. Miami Beach weather in December is the answer. Temperatures in Miami in December average 25° Celsius according to long-term weather measurements. On average, the sun shines 7 hours a day. 4-5 rainy days are expected throughout December. And the water temperatures are around 25 degrees. We can confirm this after our trip. We gathered experiences in Miami in December that make a beach holiday there tempting for us. That's why we take our time for Miami and Miami Beach. Slow Travel in Florida. At the end of December, we decided to get on the plane to Miami and go on a two-week Florida road trip Sunshine State on. Let's test if it's true that the winters are so enjoyable there.


Miami in December experiences
Miami in December experiences

While we're in Frankfurt together with hundreds of other sun-hungry passengers waiting to board our giant plane, it storms and snows on the flight paths in front of the large windows of the hangar. We are flying for the first time with a Lufthansa A380. “Miami cannot be worse than here”, I think to myself while looking at the capricious weather in front of the airport windows. We board the plane surprisingly quickly, despite the crowds who are escaping the winter with us. Miami in December is sure to be a good idea.


You shouldn't forget that

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  • You'll be walking a lot in Miami and Miami Beach. We therefore recommend comfortable shoes to take with you, which are suitable for city and beach walks.


Miami in December

After crossing the Atlantic, our plane flies along the east coast of America. The further south we go, the more the thick clouds break up below us. Between the clouds we can see the sea more and more often. Deep blue, it extends into the distance. Small white crests on the waves indicate that we are still away from the coast. Miami in December - we look forward to it. We follow our trajectory via the on-board camera, which is probably attached to the upper end of the rear of the aircraft. Thus we watch the plane follow its invisible paths above the clouds. Shortly before landing, our pilot flies a curve over the Atlantic. Then he heads inland over the elongated peninsula of Miami Beach with its skyscrapers and sandy beaches, the Port of Miami and its downtown. Our plane descends deeper and deeper.


Miami Beach Miami Marina December Experiences
Miami Beach Marina - our Miami in December experience


Pleasant temperatures in Miami in December

At pleasant temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius, a light wind and in bright sunshine, we leave our giant aircraft. We pick up our rental car for the next two weeks and drive past downtown Miami and the docks. There are some cruise ships ready to take off to their destinations in the Caribbean. Our goal is Miami Beach, where we will spend the first days of our trip in one of the Art Deco hotels in South Beach .



Weather in Miami Beach in December - perfect for a beach vacation

After the first few days, we already know that the season is perfect for a winter trip into the sun. With summer temperatures in Miami in December, vacationers sunbathe on the beaches of Miami Beach. The children play in the water. We use one of our days in Miami Beach for a fast ride in a zodiac through the waters off Miami, We let the fresh wind blow around our nose. It also brings a pleasant cooling from the warm midday temperatures.


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Espanola Way - Sunny weather in Miami Beach in December


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Arrival to Miami in December

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Trips in and around Miami in December

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Source Miami in December Experience: On-site research for the article Miami in December with the support of the trip from Visit Florida. The temperatures in Miami in December are perfect for a vacation.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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Miami in December / January: enjoy the winter in Florida

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.

4 thoughts too "Miami in December / January: enjoy the winter in Florida"

  1. In December, I always envy those who live in Florida and do not have to shovel snow. Maybe I should plan my vacation like that, 26 grade + sounds very good.

    1. Hello Stefanie,

      If you drive to Florida in December or January, you shorten the winter at home. On the other hand, this is a season, especially in the south of Florida very pleasant temperatures prevail. The further north you get, the cooler it gets.

      Best regards,

  2. Hello you two,
    yes in January, February it is always very bad. It will take a while until spring. It is quiet to nothing in my home town and light and sun are missing. We lived in different hotels in South Beach. Time on Ocean Drive, then in the streets behind. The beach is beautiful and the weather is mostly around the 26 grade.
    Best regards,

    1. Hello Renate,

      We know that very well. We especially like the temperatures in Miami at this time of the year. From April it will be too hot for us :).

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

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