Nearly 1.4 million Michigan residents will travel on vacation during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday according to AAA Michigan.

That number represents a one-percent drop from last year due to this year's holiday falling on a Thursday and is a day less than last year's holiday period.

Nationally, AAA projects 40.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day Holiday weekend. The Fourth of July holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 7.

In Michigan, the July 4th holiday period is traditionally the busiest time of year for a family road trip. This year an estimated 87 percent of travelers will go by vehicle, while five percent will fly and eight percent will go by bus or train.