However, the worst days to drive for Thanksgiving are not too surprising, at least if you've ever experienced the pleasure of traveling on these days in the past: Tuesday and Wednesday. Waze indicates that traffic will likely begin to pile up early on Tuesday afternoon and worsen between 4pm and 8pm. On Wednesday, the chaos will begin earlier at 11am and last through the rest of the day, per the report. Doesn't that sound lovely? Well, getting home might be an issue, too. Waze predicts that traveling after Thanksgiving will be worst on Sunday.
Making matters worse, the American Automobile Association (AAA), predicts that almost 47 million Americans will travel by car for Thanksgiving this year -- the highest number of people hitting the road for the holiday since 2007, TIME reported. So, when you're stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, just think happy thoughts about your grandma's legendary turkey and stuffing. It's basically scientifically proven to help.