Data recorded by the federation showed the nationwide average for gasoline at $3.403 a gallon.
A year ago, that price was $2.110.
Additionally, approximately two in five reported they aren't making as many trips for a variety of reasons.
An AAA report released earlier this month found that more than 53.4 million people expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year, marking the highest single-year increase since 2005.
Of those tens of millions, the auto club predicted that 48.3 million will travel at least 50 miles from home by automobile – an increase of nearly 4 million over last year despite higher gasoline prices.
The action is partially aimed at helping Americans dealing with higher inflation and rising prices ahead of winter holiday travel.
More than 5 million are also planning to travel by air, bus or train, AAA said, and more than 2.2 million travelers streamed through airport checkpoints last Friday in the busiest day since the COVID-19 pandemic devastated travel early last year.
From Friday through Monday, the number of people flying in the U.S. was more than double the same days last year and only 8% lower than the same days in 2019.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.