The third Iron Man film introduces the mysterious Mandarin who is causing people to spontaneously combust and waging a war against Stark.
See also: Iron Man & Iron Man 2.
Tony snubs Aldrich Killian at a New Years Eve party before spending the night with Maya Hansen.
Establishing shots only. Tony's house is a CGI on top of a real cliff in Malibu.
The Mandarin executes a bunch of people in a propaganda video.
Tony is having lunch with Rhodey when some children approach him and he ends up having a panic attack.
Happy walks through the lobby.
Pepper meets with Aldrich Killian at Stark Headquarters while Happy is suspicious of Savin.
Pepper says goodbye to Killian outside the Stark Industries building.
Source: MCU Location Scout
Happy follows Savin to the the theater and is caught in an explosion.
Tony visits Happy in the hospital after the explosion and then sears revenge against the Mandarin to a bunch of reporters.
Tony Stark walks up to and breaks into a house at the edge of Rose Hill to fix his Iron Man suit.
Pepper drives down the highway with Maya after learning Tony is still alive.
Killian runs his Mandarin scheme out of an old mansion. Tony comes here later to find and stop the Mandarin but is captured instead.
The Mandarin arrives at a mansion to do his broadcast. Later, Tony stark eliminates guards protection the mansion.
Tony arrives in town to investigate the explosion and ends up getting into a fight with Brandt and Savin.
Tony investigates a crater Harley tells him about that has been turned into a memorial.
Tony goes to a local bar to question the mother of the man who exploded.
Tony's fight with Brandt continues into a local restaurant which Tony blows up.
Savin knocks down a water tower in an attempt to kill Tony.
Tony Stark hijacks a television van that is covering the Miss Chattanooga Christmas Pageant.
Tony Stark gathers components to build his makeshift Iron Man suit.
Source: On Location Vacations
Tony Stark drives into Miami after learning the location where the Mandarin is transmitting from.
The Vice President receives a call from Rhodey warning him about Killian's theft of the War Machine suit.
The President is boarding Air Force One when he is joined by Savin posing as Rhodey in the War Machine suit.
Source: The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations
Tony and Rodney work to rescue the President and Pepper.