So you want to make good travel photographs?
Easy. Just follow the schedule below:
04.30 Wake up
05.00 Get outside and find yourself a transport
05.30 Arrive to the spot
05.45 Check equipment and settings, unpack tripod, etc.
06.00 Meet the sunrise and shoot-shoot-shoot-shoot
09.00 Go back home
10.00 Have breakfast and shower
11.00 Have an optional nap
13.00 Copy the morning photographs to the laptop, review them and delete-delete-delete
14.00 Get out there again
15.00 Start shooting
17.00 Sunset is close, go back home.
18.00 Dinner time!
19.30 Relax, time off
21.00 Review the photos of evening session
21.30 Time to sleep
In that way you'll have the best light, saturated colors and nice shadows.
Everything else, including the camera model, is more or less secondary.
I made the photograph above at 05.44.