Planning one of 683 Million Road Trips

Despite the pandemic, AAA Travel predicts people will hit the road this summer at levels on par to recent years. In fact, we are projecting 683 million road trips from July to September. That’s only a 3% decline from last summer and a 0.4% decline from summer 2018. More so, we’re projecting a total of 707 million trips this summer, including road, air and train based travel.

Paula Twidale, AAA’s senior vice president for travel, has shared that Americans are more likely to book weekend getaways than extended vacations, places they can drive to instead of flying.

“The greatest share of travelers will take to the road to satisfy their wanderlust.” Paula has stated.

For those willing to take to the car, gasoline prices remain lower than last summer’s rates. We’ve also noticed a rebound in hotel and car rental bookings since April. AAA Travel agents are available to help you plan the perfect road trip. With resources, such as preplanned package getaways and AAA’s TripTik planner, AAA Agents can help you navigate the restrictions and protocols that vary from state to state.

Resources to help you plan your road trip:

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Map

With help from spatial analytics firm Esri, AAA has built an interactive map filled with the latest coronavirus-related restrictions in each state. The map is easily searchable and optimized for mobile screens, so you can consult it on your next road trip. Overlay real-time data about virus outbreaks and you will know if you’re driving into restrictions.

Pre-Planned Itineraries Across America

Nothing says summer like a road trip, and AAA Travel has hand-selected vacations in celebration of this timeless tradition. Travel Agents are available to help you select the right itinerary. Options range from locations right in your back yard, to cities and scenes within New England and beyond


For a basic drive, simply enter a starting point and destination to map your route and get turn-by-turn directions, or enter up to 25 stopovers to create a complete road trip. Get directions and find maps, and highlight gas stations and attractions along the way. You’ll know where to stop, and what must-sees are on your route.

AAA Travel Agents

AAA Travel Agents are here to help, and their services are included in your AAA membership. Find an agent in our directory,  or call 1-800-222-7448.