In this paper, the auxiliary equation method is applied to obtain analytical solutions of (2 + 1)-dimensional time-fractional Zoomeron equation and the time-fractional third order modified KdV equation in the sense of the conformable fractional derivative. Given equations are converted to the nonlinear ordinary differential equations of integer order; and then, the resulting equations are solved using a novel analytical method called the auxiliary equation method. As a result, some exact solutions for them are successfully established. The exact solutions obtained by the proposed method indicate that the approach is easy to implement and effective. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.