Best, and Worst Times to Travel This 2024 July 4th Holiday

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The American Automobile Association (AAA) and INRIX, a provider of transportation data and insights, says the worst times to travel by car before and on July 4th are between 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Drivers should hit the road in the morning, and travelers returning on Monday, July 8th should avoid rush hour traffic in the morning and afternoon.

“Drivers in large metro areas can expect the worst traffic delays on Wednesday, July 3rd, as they leave town, and Sunday, July 7th, as they return,” said Bob Pishue, transportation analyst at INRIX. “Road trips over the holiday week could take up to 67% longer than normal. Travelers should monitor 511 services, local news stations, and traffic apps for up-to-the-minute road conditions.”

Please note that the times listed below are for the time zone in which the metro is located.

Monday, July 1
Minimal Traffic Impact Expected 

Tuesday, July 2
Worst Time to Travel: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Best Time to Travel: After 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 3
Worst Time to Travel: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Best Time to Travel: Before Noon

Thursday, July 4
Worst Time to Travel: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Best Time to Travel:Before Noon

Friday, July 5
Worst Time to Travel: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Best Time to Travel: Before 10:00 am

Saturday, July 6
Worst Time to Travel: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Best Time to Travel: Before 10:00 am

Sunday, July 7
Worst Time to Travel: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Best Time to Travel: Before 11:00 am

Monday, July 8
Worst Time to Travel: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Best Time to Travel: After 7:00 pm

Source: INRIX


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