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AAA has revealed their 2021 holiday travel predictions, and in it, they give us insight into when to travel- and when to stay home. I’ve been caught in many traffic jams over holiday weekends over the years, and I’m sure you have, too, so this advice is very welcomed.

There are only two days in the upcoming weeks that will have low traffic, according to AAA: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

If you’re traveling outside of those days, AAA has some suggestions of when to hit the road, which you’ll find below.

When it comes to the “Worst Corridors and Times to Travel,” AAA says Michiganders traveling through Detroit should avoid US-23 North between 8 Mile Rd to I-96 on Thursday (Dec. 23) from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. That actually surprises me, because I figured most people would be on the road Christmas Eve.

Read on for the best and worst times to travel this holiday season. Drive safe!

Daily Worst and Best Times to Travel (via AAA):

12/23/21

WORST: 12:00–6:00pm

BEST: After 7:00pm

12/24/21

WORST: 2:00–6:00pm

BEST: Before 1:00pm

12/25/21

Minimal congestion expected

12/26/21

WORST: 1:00–7:00pm

BEST: Before 12:00pm

12/27/21

WORST: 5:00–6:00pm

BEST: Before 1:00pm

12/28/21

WORST: 1:00–7:00pm

BEST: Before 12:00pm

12/29/21

WORST: 1:00–7:00pm

BEST: Before 11:00am

12/30/21

WORST: 1:00–7:00pm

BEST: Before 12:00pm

12/31/21

WORST: 2:00–4:00pm

BEST: Before 1:00pm, after 5:00pm

1/1/22

Minimal congestion expected

1/2/22

WORST: 2:00–6:00pm

BEST: Before 1:00pm

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