Returning From Thanksgiving: Best Travel Times In Washington

SEATTLE — The party has to end sometime, and until Mondays are made a part of the weekend (it’s gotta be soon) that means thousands of Washingtonians will be spending the bulk of Sunday driving back home from Thanksgiving.

AAA estimated that more than 1.4 million Washingtonians would be traveling for Thanksgiving this year — even more travelers than pre-pandemic levels. Of those, roughly 87 percent were expected to travel over land, meaning Puget Sound drivers can expect to see clogged freeways as they return home Sunday. Here’s a look at where and when it’ll be the worst, courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation: