Traffic may be brutal for those planning on going away this weekend. 

According to AAA, 41.5 million people expect to travel this holiday weekend, which is up 5% from last year. 

INRIX, in collaboration with AAA, released data on the worst times to travel by city. Below are some of the top cities and the worst times to hit the road for people who plan to travel on Friday, May 25.

AAA reports that gas prices are not deterring travelers this holiday weekend, but travelers should be wary. According to GasBuddy, the average price of gas in the U.S. is $2.98 a gallon. This time last year, gas was at $2.38 a gallon. 

Travelers should keep an eye out for cheaper gas prices, advises Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. 

Heading out of town for the holiday weekend? AAA put together a list of the top travel destinations. "Orlando again tops this year's list of the most-visited Memorial Day destinations in the U.S., based on AAA advance travel bookings. Cruises to Alaska, originating in Seattle and Anchorage, as well as warm-weather destinations in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California top travelers' domestic itineraries this summer," states the report.

Travelers should be aware of the traffic situations and plan ahead if they don't want to be caught in holiday traffic ahead of the weekend.  

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