The temptation for everyone when traveling to somewhere new is to squeeze as many places, sights, and activities as possible into the time you have – which is great for the traveler in us all, but less so for the photographer!
I’m sure you’re already aware that the best time for many types of photography (especially landscapes) is normally either dusk, dawn, or in stormy weather.
When on holiday I’m not sure many people are going to be hoping for stormy weather, and it may even be unusual for a lot of people to be up and awake for the sunrise – presumably making dusk the most common time for some of the more memorable holiday shots. The normal routine for most travelers would be to travel to many different locations and spots throughout the day, taking photos at each breathtaking new view you pass . . . but so many of those photos could be so much better.