These are the best and worst times to drive on Labor Day weekend

AAA booking data shows that travel is up for the holiday weekend compared to 2022

Domestic bookings for flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises are up 4%, while international bookings are 44% higher.

In the U.S., the Pacific Northwest and tourist destinations like New York and Orlando will see an influx of visitors, while Europe and Canada are top of mind for international trips

Seattle, Orlando, Anchorage, New York and Las Vegas are the top five U.S. destinations this year

Domestic cruise bookings over the holiday weekend are 19% higher than 2022, according to AAA data.

Vancouver, Rome, London, Dublin and Paris are seeing the most demand among travelers heading abroad. International hotel bookings are up 82% from last year, and 44% higher for cruises

Road trippers can expect the most traffic on Thursday, Aug. 31 between mid-afternoon and early evening. Friday, Sept. 1,

The best times to travel by car over Labor Day weekend are early in the morning or in the evening

These are the best times to drive on the other days: – Wednesday, Aug. 30: Before 7 a.m. – Thursday, Aug. 31: Before 7 a.m. – Friday, Sept. 1: Before 11 a.m. – Saturday, Sept. 2: After 6 p.m. – Monday, Sept. 4: After 7 p.m.

These are the worst times to drive: – Wednesday, Aug. 30: Between noon and 8 p.m. – Thursday, Aug. 31: Between noon and 8 p.m. – Friday, Sept. 1: Between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. – Saturday, Sept. 2: Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Monday, Sept. 4: Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.